Spanish Language Health Care Disparities Distinction Track – GME

APPLICATION for the incoming 2023-2024 cohort has closed and will reopen for the following year in the early Spring. 

Please reach out to with any questions.

View application HERE: distrinction_track_announcement_-_fillable_application_2023-24_april2023.pdf


Spanish Language Health Care Disparities Distinction Track

This 2-year track focuses on strengthening the skills of intermediate and advanced Spanish speaking residents to provide enhanced care to a large Spanish speaking patient population as well as developing projects to educate themselves and fellow residents in cultural competency and health care disparities.
Health Care Disparities (HCD) Education has become a critical part of training medical providers to care for diverse populations.  According to the Department of Health and Human Services, “individuals, families, and communities that have systematically experienced social and economic disadvantage face greater obstacles to optimal health”.  In recognition of the impact health care disparities have on quality of care, the ACGME has required that residents, fellows and faculty be educated in reducing health care disparities and that they be engaged in institutional initiatives to do the same.

  • Initial Spanish proficiency testing to determine eligibility

  • Continued Spanish proficiency testing to determine progress

  • Monthly, one-hour facilitated advanced Spanish classes featuring interactive, systems based Spanish curriculum

  • Develop both a Healthcare Disparities Forum and a Health Equity Grand Rounds  

  • Access to self-paced Canopy medical Spanish on-line training modules

  • Quarterly Health Care Disparity forums organized by track participants featuring local community speakers and topics relevant to the local patient population

  • Opportunity to take the ALTA Clinician Cultural and Linguistic Assessment (CCLA) exam and become a certified bilingual provided

  • Certificate presented at the end of the 2-year track indicating completion and bilingual healthcare provider status (if applicable)

 Brochure: slhcd_brochure_2023.pdf

For more information please contact the COMT Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion