Poster: Evaluating Medical Spanish Proficiency: How Good are Students at Self-Assessment?

Christopher Forest, Desiree Lie, Regina Richter-Lagha

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


  • Medical Spanish courses require intensive resources and faculty time 
  • Reliable tools are needed to track student proficiency and course effectiveness
Study Aims:
  • Describe student proficiency scores on a Spanish Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) using a 6-pt scale
  • Compare students and standardized patients (SP) with expert faculty scores
  • Compare student self-rated baseline and current scores for scale interpretability 
  • Cross-sectional design
  • Single-station OSCE 
  • Midpoint of a 14-month longitudinal curriculum

Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Oct 2018
EventPhysician Assistant Education Association Annual National Forum - Anaheim, CA
Duration: Oct 1 2018 → …


ConferencePhysician Assistant Education Association Annual National Forum
Period10/1/18 → …


  • Medical Spanish
  • Language proficiency
  • OSCE


  • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
  • Medicine and Health Sciences

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