AMSA x Canopy: NIH-Funded Medical Spanish Courses & Proficiency Assessments

Through the establishment of this partnership, AMSA and Canopy intend to work together to raise awareness in the healthcare community about communication barriers, to equip frontline clinicians and administrative professionals alike with highly effective tools, and to ultimately elevate the quality of care for underserved communities.

CanopyLearn Medical Spanish Online Courses

The CanopyLearn Medical Spanish Online Courses are tailored for the healthcare domain and designed to fit in to the busy schedules of healthcare professionals. The three course levels cover general medical knowledge related to both physical and mental health as well as various medical specialties.

The wide spectrum of medical topics is the perfect learning resource for not only Medical students or Nursing students but also healthcare professionals in different specialties including Medical Doctors (MD), Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Physician Assistants (PA), Registered Nurses (RN), and Pharmacists.

Level I

  • Greetings & Introductions
    At the Clinic
    Pain Descriptions
    Gastrointestinal (GI) Issues
    Basic Physical Exam
    Diet & Diabetes
    Major Trauma, Body Parts, Minor Injury
    Vaccinations & Allergies
    Cancer & Internal Organs
    Depression & Anxiety
    Headache & Migraine

Level II

  • Contraception & Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
  • Cardiology & Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  • Pneumology & Allergy
  • Pharmacy, Medicines, Dosage
  • Urology
  • Obstetric Terms (OB-GYN)
  • Pre- & Post-op Surgery
  • Elder Care
  • Alcohol Addiction & Drug Abuse
  • Stroke

Level III

  • Tuberculosis
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Discharge Planning & Social Work
  • Breast, Cervical & Uterine Cancer
  • Well Baby Visit & Child Safety
  • Palliative Care
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Depressions & Suicide
  • Seizures

Best Medical Spanish Program

Learn Culture by Watching an Original Telenovela

Learning a language is not just about learning vocabulary, grammar, or pronunciation.

In medical settings, becoming familiar with cultural differences for the patients you are communicating with is crucial. In Canopy Learn Medical Spanish, cultural modules are presented at each level – tailored for different medical specialties and presented in a series of customized medical telenovela episodes for you to learn with fun and ease.

Practice Your Pronunciation with a Virtual Tutor

Canopy Learn offers pronunciation training through virtual tutor videos that teach you  mouth shapes, tongue positions and differences among sounds.

After each video session, you can also practice your pronunciation by recording your own voice and compare with the pre-recorded voice in Canopy’s interactive exercises!

Mock Diagnosis Via Patient Role Play

One of the highlights of the Canopy Learn Medical Spanish curriculum is that you can practice diagnosing patients in Spanish through dialogic role-plays. In each lesson, after you learn pronunciation, grammar and medical phrases, you will “interact” with your virtual patients by audio- recording your responses in Spanish for commonly used phrases. This allows you to experience authentic clinical scenarios and prepares you for communicating with your Spanish-speaking patients.

CanopyCredential Bilingual Medical Proficiency Assessment

CanopyCredential is a standardized assessment to measure medical language proficiency in English and Spanish and certify bilingual healthcare providers. It is specifically designed to assist healthcare systems in qualifying bilingual medical staff to be compliant with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

For Patients

  • Improve the safety and quality of patient care
  • Decrease patient readmission rates in the LEP population
  • Increase overall patient satisfaction and HCAHPS scores

For Residents & Providers

  • Demonstrate your professional bilingual skills
  • Decrease stress and burnout when talking with LEP patients
  • Enhance patient communication accuracy & confidence

For Medical Students

  • Increase the chance of hireability and residency match
  • Effectively address health disparities through improved communication with LEP patients
  • Shine on your clinical rotation when talking with LEP patients
One Level
  • AMSA Member Rate
  • Standard Rate: $295
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  • Certificate of Completion
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  • AMSA Member Rate
  • Standard Rate: $595
  • 7-Day Risk Free Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Promo code: AMSA2022
    Purchase Now
  • AMSA Member Rate
  • Standard Rate: $295
  • ScoreCard
  • Promo code: AMSA2022



  1. CanopyLearn Medical Spanish is a self-paced eLearning course. Completing the all-3-level medical Spanish courses on CanopyLearn does not guarantee you to achieve a certain level of scores on the CanopyCredential bilingual assessment.
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