Upcoming Medical Spanish Trainings

In the Durham area, there will be a
10-week courses are offered by El Centro Hispano in collaboration with Duke School of Nursing and the Latino Health Project at Duke University. Two-hour classes will be held weekly. For more information, go to Inside Duke Medicine or contact Adriana at 919-687-4635, ext. 40 or email at ayanez@elcentronc.org

In the Asheville area, Mountain AHEC will offer a Spanish for the Clinician one-day course on January 31, 2012. For more information, visit Mountain AHEC website.

A great supplement to classroom instruction is the mobile iPhone app, Polyglot Med Spanish! Go to the iTunes store for your copy today!

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Duke AHEC Health Careers Festival

As students wrap up the last days of summer vacation and begin to reset their schedules for the school bell, I am reminded of how important our educational system is for the economic growth of North Carolina. I recently attended the North Carolina Chamber 2011 Education Summit in Chapel Hill, NC, to hear from educational leaders on how to best support students, so they emerge from K-12, Community Colleges, and Higher Education institutions with “deep and broad skills, and ready to work”.

The Duke AHEC Program is committed to the vision of the NC Chamber, particularly in the area preparing students to become our future health care providers. The Duke AHEC Pathways Program engages K-12 students in educational and enrichment activities that exposes them to and increases their awareness of health careers. On October 8, 2011 from 9 am- 1pm, we are inviting 7th – 12th grade students from Durham and neighboring counties to participate in a Health Careers Festival. This event will have providers from various, such as, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary science, highlighting their work through hands-on activities. The Health Careers Festival will also have sessions for parents that focus on helping their students make career choices and learning about enrichment programs that will help their students prepare for the rigorous course work of medical, dental, and other health professions schools.

This event is FREE! Sign up TODAY by downloading a registration form from the Health Careers page at http://dukeahec.mc.duke.edu and returning it via fax or via email to tara.owens@duke.edu.

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Download Polyglot Med Spanish iPhone app free!

To celebrate the “Back to School” season, the Duke AHEC Program is offering a free download of Polyglot Med Spanish on August 18th, 19th, and 20th!

The Polyglot Med Spanish iPhone app:

*offers immediate audio translation of over 3,000 common words and phrases and assessment questions from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English,
*was developed specifically for health care professionals, and
*allows you to create a personal favorites list for easy and quick reference to words or phrases most commonly needed.

Get your free download NOW! Visit iTunes Store!

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Introductory Spanish for Healthcare Providers Online CE Course

Are you a nurse, administrative staff, phlebotomist, radiology technologist or physician in a primary care setting? Do you need to learn words or short phrases to improve communication with Spanish-speaking clients? If so, the Introductory Spanish for Healthcare Providers online course will be perfect for you.

In an interactive manner, this course presents a Spanish-speaking client as she goes through a primary care clinic visit. You will follow this client throughout the clinic visit and learn commonly used medical phrases in Spanish as well as learn grammar and cultural tidbits. There are also optional podcast links for further learning specific vocabulary. Continuing education credit is also available. Visit AHEConnect to review and register for the course.

If you want additional resources after taking the course, the Polyglot Med Spanish iPhone app is a great on-the-go tool for those providing clinical care as well as for adminstrative staff, who check-in and check-out clients. Polyglot Med Spanish is available in the iTunes App store.

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NC AHEC Spanish Language Resources

The North Carolina Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program is committed to increasing Spanish language fluency and related cultural competencies among NC healthcare providers. As a result of this commitment, the NC AHEC Program launched a website entitled, The North Carolina AHEC Latino Health Resource Center. The website is a compilation of the many resources available through the NC AHEC Program as well as through other agencies across the state. For example, the website has a list of individuals and agencies that offer translation and/or interpretation services. The Latino Health Resource Center website also has a listing of language tools to assist health care providers in enhancing their Spanish-speaking skills. Polyglot 4.0 and Polyglot Med Spanish are tools highlighted on the site. The medical Spanish translator tool is useful for providers who want to practice medical terms or phrases specific to a certain discipline. Polyglot has content that will be useful for health care providers who work in Emergency Departments, Primary Care, Obstetrics, and many others. Check out the NC AHEC Latino Health Resource Center website.

Watch the Polyglot Med Spanish video demo on YouTube.

To download the Med Spanish iPhone app for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, visit the iTunes store.

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AppDiction App Review

AppDictions has reviewed Polyglot Med Spanish iPhone app and stated the following:

As the United States grows more diverse each year, it is essential that our doctors are able to communicate with their patients, even if those patients speak another language. The Polygot Med Spanish app helps doctors and other clinicians learn common medical words and phrases in Spanish to help bridge the communication process. Developed by the Duke Area Health Education Center in North Carolina, the app is a portable version of the Polygot: Multimedia Medical Spanish Translator CD-ROM. It breaks these common words and phrases into dozens of categories such as: adjectives, adverbs, and basic grammar; as well as prenatal, emergency, and much more! Read and practice these common phrases or write your own phrase to be translated into Spanish or English. As you practice, the Spanish word or phrase translation can read you the correct pronunciation aloud so there is continuity in the message. Polygot Med Spanish even allows you to save your most used words and phrases into a favorite list for easy access. Polygot Med Spanish is a must-have for all types of clinicians and medical students alike!

Download our 4.5 star iPhone application here: for the new special price of $2.99!!!

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New Special Price!

The Duke AHEC Program celebrates the 2011 college graduates by offering
Polyglot Med Spanish on sale for $2.99! If you have not downloaded your
copy yet, get it at this great price!

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