Don't worry if you miss something, The transcripts for each lesson are available in the podcast show notes and through downloadable PDFs.
You not only listen, you are asked to fill in the blank, conjugate or interpret. You interact with the audio lesson to ensure you are retaining all that we cover.
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Hola, soy Doc Molly.
My name is Molly Martin, MD. I am a practicing hospitalist with a passion for learning Spanish. Here you will find audio Spanish lessons that are interactive and cover intermediate to advanced Spanish. I also offer a Basic Medical Subscription for those who are just starting to learn medical Spanish.
The Spanish Grammar and Basic Medical lessons use an audio flashcard format where you are asked to conjugate, fill in the blank, or interpret. In the Medical Spanish lessons, you will find authentic clinical dialogues with native speakers like the conversations I have with my patients in the hospital. You will also hear interviews with patients and providers, where you will learn from real Spanish, as spoken in casual conversation, not Spanish from a textbook or script. In the premium audio lessons, we review what was said in the interview or dialogue, discuss the grammar, and practice interpreting key phrases. Often a native Spanish-speaker joins me for these review lessons. Finally, all the audio lessons are portable and ideal for learning on the go. They can be streamed and downloaded from the site or through free and premium podcast feeds.
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Collaboration with Native Speakers
I collaborate with native Spanish speakers and teachers to create my interactive audio lessons.
I studied at the San Pedro Spanish School in Guatemala where I interviewed a curandero (medicine man), comadrona (midwife) and Letty, a woman who had suffered from both Zika and Chikungunya. In the audio review lessons covering these interviews, you will hear Javier, pictured below, my Spanish instructor from San Pedro Spanish School.
At Elebaires, you can take lessons, participate in internship programs to gain professional experience, and/or participate in a volunteering project with local communities.
I teamed up with former online Spanish school Language Tailor in 2010 to work with two of their instructors: Patricia Bustamante de la Garza from Mexico City and Ángel Bahena originally from Cuernavaca, Mexico. Patricia helped me put together the Basic Medical course and both Patricia and Ángel helped me to write and record many of the clinical dialogues on the site.
When I first started podcasting, I got by with a "little help from my friends."
You will also hear Urso Ramirez, who is originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I met Urso through my friend, Sarah Shelton, also featured in some of the lessons. Sarah, like me, is from Minnesota, and has traveled, lived and worked in Latin America.
Finally, when I first started publishing these audio lessons through the Medical Spanish Podcast in 2007, I teamed up with my friend Maria Bjorklund, MS from Peru. She has her masters in Education and teaches High School Spanish.
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What they are saying about Doc Molly's Podcasts...
Thank you for your amazing work helping us become proficient in Spanish. My commute recently went from 8 miles to 22 miles. I get to listen to your podcasts more. It is wonderful.
Internist in San Jose, CA
The medical podcasts have great, practical information. They are easy to understand and are just the right length. The grammar podcasts are the best I have ever found on the pesky grammar issues that are difficult for native English speakers. I have listened to your subjunctive podcasts over and over because, while I understand the rules, there are so many exceptions, and it is a great review.
Optometrist from Chicago
Just wanted to update you that I passed my medical interpreting exam. I listened to every single one of your podcasts and they were incredibly helpful for the exam. Muchísimas gracias!
Nurse and Spanish Medical Interpreter
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