The main objective of this course is to teach you, a healthcare professional, basic, intermediate, and advanced Spanish language skills and to provide opportunities to use these skills in daily activities and conversations while you are in a Spanish-speaking country. You can then apply these skills in your clinical practice when you return home.


Course Sessions

  November 18-22, 2024
    Late registration begins October 18, 2024

  January 6-10, 2025
    Late registration begins December 6, 2024

  February 3-7, 2025
    Late registration begins January 3, 2025

  December 8-12, 2025
    Late registration begins November 8, 2025

Discounted Room Rate Available for Attendees

To reserve your room at the Westin Reserva Conchal Resort at a discounted rate for our group either call their inhouse Reservations (506)2654-3446 (International call to CR) or email them: Reservations.WestinConchal@marriott.com & mention our group (Medical Spanish for Healthcare Professionals-SWAMSeminars) specifically!

Course Description

All classes are in the Conference Center at The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Monday | 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
“Icebreaker Activities. Human Anatomy in Spanish OR Equipment in Spanish Linguistics Practice Communicating with Patients in Spanish Brief History and Physical in Spanish

Tuesday  | 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Anatomy of Central and Peripheral Nervous System in Spanish Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia and nerve blocks in Spanish. Simulated patient dialogues in Spanish

Wednesday |  FREE DAY
Let the Tour Desk at the Hotel arrange a tour, beach event, scuba diving, surfing, etc. This also allows you an opportunity to practice your new Spanish with the “locals”

Thursday | 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Types of Surgery in Spanish Side effects and risks of anesthesia in Spanish Anesthesia for Labor and Delivery in Spanish Practice of simulated patient dialogues in Spanish

Friday  |  8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Patient family and social history in Spanish Anesthesia options Patient discussion in Spanish. Pre-existing diseases and medications in Spanish Simple future verb tense in Spanish

Safe travels or enjoy another few days in paradise! PURA VIDA!!



Ana Cubillo, BA, Lic., Professor of Spanish & Principal Instructor

Richard M. Saucier, CRNA, MBA, Program Coordinator and Instructor, Southwest Anesthesia & Medical Seminars



CRNAs: The November, 2024 program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20.00 Class A CEU credits; Code # 1042958, expiration date 12/3/2024.
The 2025 programs have also been approved by the AANA for 20.00 Class A CEU credit; Code # 1044372, expiration date 1/5/2026.

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP # 10862.

*All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Course Cancellation Policy: Registrants (participants) can cancel their registration for each meeting up to 30 days prior to the session with a $100.00 cancellation fee. After that time period, cancellation by a participant will incur forfeiture of the total registration fee, which may be applied to future class registration fees at our discretion. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover unforseen circumstances that may necessitate cancellation on your part!

Provider Cancellation: We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 days notice will be given to each registered participant  with 100% of registration amounts paid refunded

Schedule & Faculty Changes:  Factors beyond our control may necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform registrants prior to the program. If local conditions necessitate changes on site, they will be announced in class.