MED 557 Hispanic Health and Healthcare Disparities

This (1-credit) non-clinical elective course will provide the student with an introduction to the Hispanic culture and language, the history of Hispanics in the U.S., Hispanic health status issues, and effective strategies and techniques for working across cultures and linguistic barriers. The course is designed to help the learner to better understand and more effectively respond to the needs of this growing Hispanic population.

MED 557 is taught each FALL QUARTER by our visiting faculty mentor Dr. Rudy Rodriguez, Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine; VA Puget Sound Health Professor. Hispanic Health and Health Disparities reviews evidence-based criteria and current practices in ethnic minority communities. This course welcomes any and all health professional or graduate-level students interested in Hispanic Health disparities. 

For more information on MED 557 you may contact Multicultural Education Manager, Holly Kennison at