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WHO WE ARE
We are a non-profit international Medical Spanish immersion program located in the Andean highlands of Ecuador.
“Cachamsi”(Cacha Medical Spanish Institute) is one of the few international medicine rotations that offers structured & professional Medical Spanish classes, Clinical Preceptorships within Ecuadorian Hospitals & Clinics as well as volunteer opportunities among a unique indigenous population. Our participants will spend at least 6 hours per day (30 hours per week) under the supervision of a licensed Ecuadorian physician on the faculty staff at one of the hospitals in Riobamba. Participants will gain an appreciation of Medical Spanish Linguistics, cross-cultural medicine, and enjoy a vibrant and stimulating experience in Ecuador. At the same time, Dr. Jorge Duchicela (Cachamsi Director in the United States) will evaluate their work by communicating with their clinical preceptors, staff and Medical Spanish Professors. Dr. Duchicela then will provide a written evaluation of their work.
We are a nonprofit organization, meaning that all proceeds obtained through fees are reinvested within the organization for social programs, medical equipment, curriculum improvements, and salaries for the educators and employees. Administrative directors of Cachamsi work on a volunteer basis.
WHAT MAKES OUR PROGRAM DIFFERENT?
Over 14 Years of Medical Spanish Immersion and Clinical Preceptorship Experience
Flexible Dates and Housing Options
Over one thousand participants from over 60 medical and academic institutions (List of Universities that have participated with us HERE)
Option to obtain the Medical Spanish Clinical Certification (Clinician Cultural and Linguistic Assessment CCLA)