Through the establishment of this partnership, UCLA and Canopy intend to work together to raise awareness in the healthcare community about the communication barrier, to equip residents, frontline clinicians, and administrative professionals alike with highly effective tools, and to ultimately elevate the quality of care for underserved communities.
Empowering doctors, nurses, and healthcare staff to improve patient care while learning medical Spanish on their time, with 36 medical specialties and the most flexible e-learning platform of its kind.
MDs, DOs, Nurses and PAs are also eligible to earn up to 45 CE credits!
CanopyLearn Medical Spanish courses offer continuing education credits through ACCME, ANCC, and AAPA. You may claim 15 credit hours for each completed level or 45 credit hours for completing all 3 levels.
CanopyLearn Medical Spanish has been planned and implemented by CME Outfitters, LLC, and Canopy Innovations, Inc. CME Outfitters is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Academy of PAs to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learners now have a more personalized user experience with goal-setting capabilities to attain higher levels engagement, more accountability, and greater likelihood to complete coursework.
Take an important step on your bilingual journey by setting your detailed info, adding a photo, and adding your spoken languages.
Our new pledging feature empowers you to set realistic progress goals for yourself, and gives us the opportunity to know your priorities and support you along the way
Easily track your progress goals, earn CE credits, and print certificates of completion
An NIH-funded e-learning course with real clinician-patient scenarios that make acquiring foreign-language competency more engaging, effective and rewarding.
You're Busy. Canopy Learn is a 100% online and mobile-friendly Medical Spanish course that works with you and your schedule
Boost your resume and get credentialed upon finishing the program with CanopyCredential medical Spanish proficiency assessment
Going 'beyond interpreters' doesn't mean going without interpreters... it means becoming a resource for your patients for everyday, basic needs (that may free up interpreters for more critical communications).
A Qualified Bilingual Staff member can use interpreters if necessary, but they can also interact with LEP patients directly using their medical Spanish skills, allowing them to directly provide better care without depending so heavily on medical interpreters.
CanopyCredential is the first-ever standardized assessment to measure medical Spanish proficiency and certify the bilingual healthcare providers. It is specifically designed to assist the healthcare systems in qualifying bilingual medical staff to be compliant with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
Who is CanopyLearn Medical Spanish for?
The courses are tailored for medical students, nursing students, residents, healthcare professionals, and organizations who want to deliver better, more compassionate care for an underserved patient population.
I already speak Spanish, is CanopyLearn for me?
Absolutely! Even if you speak Spanish, there is likely medical terminology that you don't use daily. Additionally, CanopyLearn + CanopyCredential are great ways to get officially recognized by your organization as Qualified Bilingual Staff (QBS), making your conversations with patients more compliant and may even boost your candidacy and pay. You can even earn up to 45 CE credits.
What are the prerequisites to take CanopyLearn Medical Spanish?
There are no prerequisites for CanopyLearn. It is open for anybody who wants to learn medical Spanish.
How long will it take to complete the CanopyLearn course?
Depending on the individual, learners can finish one level in anywhere from 2 weeks to 12 months. Canopy is a flexible e-learning platform where you determine your own pace. The medical Spanish curriculum has 40 hours of content across all three levels, with an average of 12-15 hours of content for each level.
What Continuing Education (CE) credits does CanopyLearn offer?
CanopyLearn Medical Spanish courses offer CME credits for Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) and Physician Assistants (PAs), CNE credits for Registered Nurses(RNs), and continuing education (CE) credits for Nurses.