Medical Arabic at the University of Michigan aims to help future and current healthcare providers and physicians develop the basic spoken Arabic language skills needed to communicate effectively with Arabic speaking patients. The group is dedicated to helping participants provide culturally competent and sensitive health care by hosting lecture series and journal clubs focused on the Arab American experience.
A lecture series to teach physicians and medical providers Arabic spoken language and traditions. Learn to speak Arabic is a 10-lecture series that will teach physicians and medical providers (1) basic spoken Arabic language skills and (2) Arab cultural and religious traditions that impact health care. All lectures are intended for medical students, physicians, and other Michigan Medicine staff with no prior knowledge of the language. The aim is to improve healthcare for our Arabic-speaking patients at Michigan Medicine.