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  • Webinar: April 24th ~ Promising Practices to Improve Hispanic Health

    Promising Practices to Improve Hispanic Health

    "Collaborative interprofessional forum to discuss advancement of Hispanic health"

    In collaboration with Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is presenting a new webinar series titled: Promising Practices to Improve Hispanic Health. This series is designed to promote increased awareness, foster discussion, and catalyze further research among health professions faculty on promising practices to advance Hispanic health.

    Webinar #1: The State of Hispanic Health and Implications for the Future
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    12 Noon – 1:30 PM EDT

    The first webinar in this series will provide a foundation for upcoming presentations by introducing the current status of health in Hispanic communities. National leaders in this field will discuss the unique challenges facing Hispanic communities, current local and national public health efforts to address these challenges, and identify existing approaches within academic medicine to advance Hispanic health in the United States.

    Register Today!

    For more information, please contact:
    Patricia Pascoe, AAMC at
    Maria Garcia, HSHPS at
    Norma A. Pérez, HSHPS at noaperez@UTMB.EDU

2018 Pre-Medical Conference ~ Saturday, April 7, 2018

"Dedicated to Inspiring Your Potential" It starts now! The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) School of Medicine will host the annual 2018 Pre-Medical Conference. The purpose of this conference is to share information that will be valuable in the medical school admission process and highlight unique aspects of our medical school.

Please join Dr. Norma A. Pérez as she presents on her nationally recognized

Clinical Conversational Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

AAMC: "Teaching Medical Spanish to Improve Population Health" Webinar was presented online February 22, 2018 and is now available on demand. Please follow the link:

This webinar highlights the impact of patient-provider language concordance on clinical practice and health care delivery in an increasingly diverse population. We specifically discuss the current state of medical Spanish curriculum in U.S. medical schools and resources available to help institutions assess their health and scientific workforce efforts to address cultural and linguistic competency. Participants will also learn about the Medical Spanish program at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and discuss the components of medical Spanish skill evaluation and certification. There is an extended Q&A session at the end.