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These medical Spanish lessons are based on common clinical encounters written and recorded with my teachers from Latin America. We also interview real patients and providers from Latin America. In these interactive audio lessons, we cover basic to ADVANCED Spanish. In order to support this free podcast, I also offer member-only podcasts. In the interactive member lessons at docmolly.com, we take a deep dive into the Spanish you hear in the free lessons. We review the key vocabulary and grammar and interpret the key phrases between English and Spanish. This podcast is ideal for ANYONE (not just medical providers and interpreters) who wants to reach an advanced level through listening and speaking.

Medical Spanish Podcast Molly Martin, MD

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 236 Ratings

These medical Spanish lessons are based on common clinical encounters written and recorded with my teachers from Latin America. We also interview real patients and providers from Latin America. In these interactive audio lessons, we cover basic to ADVANCED Spanish. In order to support this free podcast, I also offer member-only podcasts. In the interactive member lessons at docmolly.com, we take a deep dive into the Spanish you hear in the free lessons. We review the key vocabulary and grammar and interpret the key phrases between English and Spanish. This podcast is ideal for ANYONE (not just medical providers and interpreters) who wants to reach an advanced level through listening and speaking.

    Spanish for Wound Care

    Spanish for Wound Care

    This free lesson is taken from our recently published member lesson introducing a new module in our Spanish for Emergencies Course, covering Wound Care.If a patient presented to the ER with a deep laceration sustained at work, could you do the following in Spanish?Ask the patient how they acquired their woundDiscuss tetanus prophylaxisExplain in Spanish as you clean, numb and suture the woundRecommend wound care for homeDiscuss the evaluation for foreign bodies in the woundRecommend referral to a specialist for removal of a foreign bodyPrescribe an antibiotic to prevent wound infectionIn this first lesson, we review Spanish for different types of superficial wounds and asking the patient how they were injured. LEVEL - INTERMEDIATE





    Sign up for our Spanish for Emergencies course! As we add lessons to this course, the price will go up... Sign up now at the lower price!Become a Premium Medical Spanish member with access to all our lessons and courses! (25% off through Thanksgiving weekend!)Take the Quiz for the lastest free lesson to download the PDF and get a discount on your membership!.thrv_wrapper .tve-content-box-background{position:absolute;width:100%;left:0px;top:0px;overflow:hidden;background-clip:padding-box;height:100% !important;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-content-box{box-sizing:border-box;position:relative;min-height:10px;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-content-box div:not(.thrv_icon):not(.ui-resizable-handle):not(.tve-auxiliary-icon-element){box-sizing:border-box;}.tve-cb{display:inline-block;vertical-align:middle;clear:both;overflow:visible;width:100%;z-index:1;position:relative;min-height:10px;}.tcb-icon{display:inline-block;width:1em;height:1em;line-height:1em;vertical-align:middle;stroke-width:0;stroke:currentcolor;fill:currentcolor;box-sizing:content-box;transform:rotate(var(--tcb-icon-rotation-angle,0deg));}svg.tcb-icon path:not([fill="none"]){transition:none 0s ease 0s;fill:inherit !important;stroke:inherit !important;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider{padding-top:20px;padding-bottom:20px;margin:0px;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider hr{margin:0px;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider.tve-vert-divider{padding:0px;min-height:100%;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider.tve-vert-divider hr{min-width:1px;height:100% !important;background-repeat:repeat-y !important;border:none !important;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider.tve-vert-divider hr.tve_sep-1{background-image:linear-gradient(rgb(217,217,217),rgb(217,217,217));}.tve_sep-1{min-width:10px;border-bottom-style:solid !important;border-top:0px !important;border-left:0px !important;border-right:0px !important;}.tve-toc{--tve-toc-indent:30px;position:relative;height:auto !important;}.tve-toc div:not(.thrv_icon){box-sizing:border-box;}.tve-toc .tve_ct_content{flex-wrap:wrap;}.tve-toc .ct_column{max-width:100%;}.tve-toc .ct_column div{max-width:100%;}.tve-toc .ct_column:not(:last-child){padding-right:5px;}.tve-toc .ct_column:not(:first-child){padding-left:5px;}.tve-toc.canvas-mode::before{content:none;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-list{position:relative;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading{margin:0px;color:var(--tve-color);display:flex;align-items:baseline;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading.tve-toc-heading-level1{margin-left:var(--tve-toc-indent);}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading.tve-toc-heading-level2{margin-left:calc(var(--tve-toc-indent)*2);}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .tve-toc-anchor,.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .

    • 16 min
    Questions in Spanish for EMS – Motor Vehicle Accident

    Questions in Spanish for EMS – Motor Vehicle Accident

    Practice questions for EMS when they arrive at the ER with a patient involved in a motor vehicle accident. This lesson is based on a list of phrases and questions put together by one of our members, an ER provider named Laila Powers. ¡Muchas gracias a Laila!  And special thanks to my Spanish teacher from Mexico, Gloria Becerril, who helped me translate and record all the questions in this lesson. LEVEL - INTERMEDIATESign up for our Spanish for Emergencies course! Become a Premium Medical Spanish member with access to all our lessons and courses!Take the Quiz for this lesson and get a discount on your membership!.thrv_wrapper .tve-content-box-background{position:absolute;width:100%;left:0px;top:0px;overflow:hidden;background-clip:padding-box;height:100% !important;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-content-box{box-sizing:border-box;position:relative;min-height:10px;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-content-box div:not(.thrv_icon):not(.ui-resizable-handle):not(.tve-auxiliary-icon-element){box-sizing:border-box;}.tve-cb{display:inline-block;vertical-align:middle;clear:both;overflow:visible;width:100%;z-index:1;position:relative;min-height:10px;}.tcb-icon{display:inline-block;width:1em;height:1em;line-height:1em;vertical-align:middle;stroke-width:0;stroke:currentcolor;fill:currentcolor;box-sizing:content-box;transform:rotate(var(--tcb-icon-rotation-angle,0deg));}svg.tcb-icon path:not([fill="none"]){transition:none 0s ease 0s;fill:inherit !important;stroke:inherit !important;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider{padding-top:20px;padding-bottom:20px;margin:0px;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider hr{margin:0px;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider.tve-vert-divider{padding:0px;min-height:100%;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider.tve-vert-divider hr{min-width:1px;height:100% !important;background-repeat:repeat-y !important;border:none !important;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider.tve-vert-divider hr.tve_sep-1{background-image:linear-gradient(rgb(217,217,217),rgb(217,217,217));}.tve_sep-1{min-width:10px;border-bottom-style:solid !important;border-top:0px !important;border-left:0px !important;border-right:0px !important;}.tve-toc{--tve-toc-indent:30px;position:relative;height:auto !important;}.tve-toc div:not(.thrv_icon){box-sizing:border-box;}.tve-toc .tve_ct_content{flex-wrap:wrap;}.tve-toc .ct_column{max-width:100%;}.tve-toc .ct_column div{max-width:100%;}.tve-toc .ct_column:not(:last-child){padding-right:5px;}.tve-toc .ct_column:not(:first-child){padding-left:5px;}.tve-toc.canvas-mode::before{content:none;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-list{position:relative;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading{margin:0px;color:var(--tve-color);display:flex;align-items:baseline;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading.tve-toc-heading-level1{margin-left:var(--tve-toc-indent);}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading.tve-toc-heading-level2{margin-left:calc(var(--tve-toc-indent)*2);}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .tve-toc-anchor,.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .tve-toc-number{overflow:hidden;display:flex;align-items:center;color:inherit;font:inherit;letter-spacing:inherit;overflow-wrap:break-word;text-decoration:inherit !important;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .tve-toc-anchor:hover,.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .tve-toc-anchor.tve-state-expanded,.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .tve-toc-number:hover,.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .tve-toc-number.tve-state-expanded{color:inherit;font:inherit;letter-spacing:inherit;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-number:not(:empty){margin-right:0.4em;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-number:not(:empty).thrv_wrapper{margin:3px;}.tve-toc .ct_column{background-image:none !important;}.tve-toc .tve-vert-divider{display:none;}.tve-toc .tve-vert-divider:not(:last-child){display:block;}.tve-toc.tve-toc-expandable .tve-toc-title{cursor:pointer !important;}.tve-toc.

    • 10 min
    Car Accident in Spanish

    Car Accident in Spanish

    In this lesson, you will hear an EMT respond at the scene of a car accident. Listen as he evaluates the patient's neurological function and looks for signs of injury.See if you can pick out the verb "to press" while he examines the patient for injury. We will review this at the end. LEVEL - INTERMEDIATESign up for our Spanish for Emergencies course! Become a Premium Medical Spanish member with access to all our lessons and courses!Take the Quiz for this lesson and get a discount on your membership!.thrv_wrapper .tve-content-box-background{position:absolute;width:100%;left:0px;top:0px;overflow:hidden;background-clip:padding-box;height:100% !important;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-content-box{box-sizing:border-box;position:relative;min-height:10px;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-content-box div:not(.thrv_icon):not(.ui-resizable-handle):not(.tve-auxiliary-icon-element){box-sizing:border-box;}.tve-cb{display:inline-block;vertical-align:middle;clear:both;overflow:visible;width:100%;z-index:1;position:relative;min-height:10px;}.tcb-icon{display:inline-block;width:1em;height:1em;line-height:1em;vertical-align:middle;stroke-width:0;stroke:currentcolor;fill:currentcolor;box-sizing:content-box;transform:rotate(var(--tcb-icon-rotation-angle,0deg));}svg.tcb-icon path:not([fill="none"]){transition:none 0s ease 0s;fill:inherit !important;stroke:inherit !important;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider{padding-top:20px;padding-bottom:20px;margin:0px;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider hr{margin:0px;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider.tve-vert-divider{padding:0px;min-height:100%;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider.tve-vert-divider hr{min-width:1px;height:100% !important;background-repeat:repeat-y !important;border:none !important;}.thrv_wrapper.thrv-divider.tve-vert-divider hr.tve_sep-1{background-image:linear-gradient(rgb(217,217,217),rgb(217,217,217));}.tve_sep-1{min-width:10px;border-bottom-style:solid !important;border-top:0px !important;border-left:0px !important;border-right:0px !important;}.tve-toc{--tve-toc-indent:30px;position:relative;height:auto !important;}.tve-toc div:not(.thrv_icon){box-sizing:border-box;}.tve-toc .tve_ct_content{flex-wrap:wrap;}.tve-toc .ct_column{max-width:100%;}.tve-toc .ct_column div{max-width:100%;}.tve-toc .ct_column:not(:last-child){padding-right:5px;}.tve-toc .ct_column:not(:first-child){padding-left:5px;}.tve-toc.canvas-mode::before{content:none;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-list{position:relative;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading{margin:0px;color:var(--tve-color);display:flex;align-items:baseline;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading.tve-toc-heading-level1{margin-left:var(--tve-toc-indent);}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading.tve-toc-heading-level2{margin-left:calc(var(--tve-toc-indent)*2);}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .tve-toc-anchor,.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .tve-toc-number{overflow:hidden;display:flex;align-items:center;color:inherit;font:inherit;letter-spacing:inherit;overflow-wrap:break-word;text-decoration:inherit !important;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .tve-toc-anchor:hover,.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .tve-toc-anchor.tve-state-expanded,.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .tve-toc-number:hover,.tve-toc .tve-toc-heading .tve-toc-number.tve-state-expanded{color:inherit;font:inherit;letter-spacing:inherit;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-number:not(:empty){margin-right:0.4em;}.tve-toc .tve-toc-number:not(:empty).thrv_wrapper{margin:3px;}.tve-toc .ct_column{background-image:none !important;}.tve-toc .tve-vert-divider{display:none;}.tve-toc .tve-vert-divider:not(:last-child){display:block;}.tve-toc.tve-toc-expandable .tve-toc-title{cursor:pointer !important;}.tve-toc.tve-toc-expandable .tve-toc-title *{cursor:pointer !important;}.tve-toc.tve-toc-expandable .tve-toc-title-icon{display:none !important;}.tve-toc .

    • 4 min
    Gender, Sexuality, Spanish for Everyone

    Gender, Sexuality, Spanish for Everyone

    My Spanish teacher from Mexico, Gloria Becerril, and I discuss gender identity, sexuality, and how to use gender inclusive language in Spanish.  Esperamos que lo disfrutes. Mentioned in the showLa Comunidad, an online Spanish learning forum founded by Nacho CaballeroYou can find "Las Cigarras Espaciales" podcast @cigarrasespaciales* Identidad de Género, an incredible resource created by Planned Parenthood* Free Quizlet Set for this lesson!LEVEL - ADVANCED 





















    Timestamps (OJO – These timestamps are for the audio podcast. The timestamps for the video are included in the video description in YouTube. If watching the video, you can also drag your curser along the scrubbing timeline at the bottom of the video.)* 1:21 Les presento a Gloria* 1:58 ¡Entra Gloria Becerril de Las Cigarras Espaciales podcast!* 3:36 Gloria explica por qué le interesa el lenguaje inclusivo* 6:30 Definimos el SEXO de una persona* 9:06 Definimos el GÉNERO y la IDENTIDAD DE GÉNERO* 10:13 Cómo nos referimos a personas de diferentes identidades de género* 13:37 Hablamos de las diferentes ORIENTACIONES SEXUALES* 16:30 Gloria explica la DEMISEXUALIDAD Y la ASEXUALIDAD* 19:25 Cómo podemos utilizar un LENGUAJE INCLUSIVO* 22:44 Los PRONOMBRES y ADJETIVOS



    Le doy las gracias a mi profesora de México, Gloria Becerril.Take lessons with Gloria Becerril!Email: gloriabemej@gmail.com Sign up for classes HERE!







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    • 29 min
    Evaluating Suicidal Ideation in Spanish

    Evaluating Suicidal Ideation in Spanish

    This lesson introduces the Mental Health Emergencies module of our Spanish for Emergencies course. Take the quiz and download the PDF for our latest free lesson! The dialogue you are about to hear is between a psychologist (played by Eliza) and a 27 year old woman (played by myself) brought to the ER by the police due to family’s concern that she intended to harm herself. Her medical history is unremarkable. No acute medical illnesses were found. Her utox and pregnancy tests were negative. The psychologist must determine whether she is actively suicidal, and if they should place her on a hold for inpatient mental health treatment.LEVEL - ADVANCED































    Diálogo1:58Repaso de frases4:56¿Quieres aprender más?  8:00Check out our series: Depression and Anxiety.Become a member with access to ALL our medical Spanish lessons and courses! In the member lessons, we review the vocabulary and grammar, as we practice interpreting each line of the clinical dialogue from English to Spanish. 



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    Agradezco a mi profesora Elizabet Cortez de San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala, y a la Dra. Teresa Thomas que me ayudaron con esta lección.

    • 9 min
    ER Triage – Are you high?

    ER Triage – Are you high?

    What you are about to hear is an excerpt from the third member lesson in the ER Triage module of our Spanish for Emergencies course. In this lesson, we practice describing the state of being under the influence of a substance. LEVEL - INTERMEDIATETake the quiz and download the PDF for this lesson! (OJO: This link updates with each new lesson, so take the quiz now before we publish the next lesson!) Become a Premium Medical Spanish member with access to ALL our Medical Spanish lessons! – OR – Sign up for our Spanish for Emergencies course!





























    Bajo los efectos1:00¿Tuvo una sobredosis?3:52



    Agradezco a mi profesora de México, Gloria Becerril, que me ayudó con el español para esta lección.Take lessons with Gloria Becerril!Email: gloriabemej@gmail.comSign up for classes HERE!If you like this podcast, please leave us a 5 star review in Apple Podcasts. Esto nos ayuda a llegar a más gente y lo agradecemos mucho.Learn more in our interactive premium podcasts. Become a member!

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 Ratings

AngeeOT ,

Very useful for healthcare providers

I have learned a lot from this podcast as a non native speaker. I enjoy the explanation of how it is said in English versus Spanish and it has helped me adapt the way I translate things my head.

Even if you are not planning to become fluent in Spanish, knowing this vocabulary can help you for those situations you will see in the office.

If you would like to include occupational therapy based notes in the podcast, that would also be great!

Wgtrunner1 ,

Invaluable resource

As a non native Spanish speaker volunteering as an interpreter in a free medical clinic, I find these premium medical lessons invaluable. I appreciate the additional grammar reviews, i.e. why the subjunctive is required, the use of an article in reference to a body part, etc. and the rating of the lessons from beginning to advanced levels. Although I am always in need of lessons, I’m delighted with the challenge of upper intermediate/advanced lessons. The lessons are well paced and the option to actually read the script helps clarify questions that are not always audible, as well as provides a reference as to how words are spelled. Bien hecho, Molly, y muchísimas gracias!

CDMXdoc ,

For intermediate learners

This a spectacular resource. Other reviewers have noted the extra features in the subscription service, which are very helpful but require subscription. I would add that Dr Molly states that the level of grammar for Medcial Spanish is intended for intermediate to advanced Spanish learners. If you’re new to learning Spanish, you should try Dr Molly’s Spanish Grammar podcast which is a free podcast aimed more for beginners.

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