depends where are u living, in Texas or Louisiana yes u should know and also what are your scores if its 90+ on both times I don't think so that you need Spanish ) as Spanish patients are interpreted by nurses or telephone translators.Hey
I have a question
We know that Spanish is a common language in the states, is it considered an advantage in applying for residency ?
Check the stats in the above postI personally think that understanding spanish and try to speak at least a little bit is important, is not only in Texas or Louisiana. Where did you get that from. Have you ever been in Florida, New Jersey, California, New York,...... Many states have a lot of latin people. My brother in law did his residency in New York and he was the only resident that speaks spanish, it help him alot, he was the translator. Every single resident depend on him to translate to all those spanish spoken patients.
So yes I personally believe is important to get at least familiar with the language.
That's really cool, I learned a little bit of Spanish also, we can discuss together and practice if you are interested..I started learning spanish and it took me over a year to get to basic level. I am now focusing on medical vocabulary. Is there someone in the same boat, we can discuss/quiz each other from time to time.
I am very happy that it will boost my application, I have already put in hundreds of hours doing that. So I guess it is all worth it!