Medical French


The Need
  • Hampton Roads is home to an underserved community of individuals who primarily speak
  • French, including Congolese refugees and Haitian immigrants
  • Social determinants of health, including the language barrier, affect the health access and outcomes of this community
Project Description
  • Achieve medical French fluency through on campus and online language learning programs
  • Work in clinics and within the community in pursuit of health equity for marginalized populations
Annual Student Activities
  • 22 students engaged in 2-year bilingual physician curriculum and certification
  • Faculty actively engaged in classes for CME credit
  • Opportunities for international clinical service and language immersion training
  • Health fairs, conversation groups, and cultural activities
Sustainable Development Goals
19 People | 375 Impacts | 681 Hours