The program is one of the few throughout the United States that places emphasis on medical Spanish. Increasingly, more students are reporting a doubling of their confidence in communicating with patients in Spanish by the time they graduate. Additionally, the program focuses on building leaders in the profession with students attending annual advocacy training in Washington, DC. Our graduates are trained not only for clinical experience, but also in the breadth of competencies they require to be professional leaders in this exciting career within the rapidly changing, medical environments of the 21st century.