The following are from emails from subscribers:
I love Medical Spanish Podcast. It has made me so much better able to communicate with my patients. I am by no means fluent, but my colleagues are impressed. Patients will often comment, “Muy bien Español,” to which I reply, “Y usted también.” This usually brings a smile. In addition to working in the ER, I occasionally work at the local free clinic. There I am often the only one who speaks Spanish, so it is extra helpful.
— George H, MD, April 2017
The Medical Spanish Podcast is an incredible resource for myself personally as a non-native Spanish teacher and as an authentic resource for my students. The themes, structure, and scaffolding make for a perfect learning tool on the go or in the classroom. I highly recommend this podcast and website! Thank you Doc Molly.
— Rachael Cassella, World Language Department Coordinator, March 2017
Just wanted to say love the new site. This summer I will be sitting for two Medical Interpreting exams, “Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters” (CCHI), and “The National Board Of Certification For Medical Interpreters” (NBCMI). I am also enrolled as an on-line student at the “Southern California School of Interpreting” (SCSI). Your site (old one, and now the new one), has been a tremendous help as I work to take my interpreting skills up to the next level. I plan to visit San Pedro School in late June to perfect my skills even further before sitting for the above mentioned exams. I have been interpreting since 2000, and now think it is time to take it up a notch. Thank you again for this great site!
— David T, medical interpreter, March 2017
Thanks so much for your wonderful, practical podcasts and especially your premium podcasts with the show notes that include the patient interviews plus the grammar lessons. Last month I spent 10 days in Honduras with a Habitat for Humanity International Team from North Carolina building helping build houses for needy folks. I did a lot of Spanish translation for our team and owe a large part of my ability to do so to what I have learned from your podcasts and written materials.
Also, for the past four years, I have been conducting Clinical Project Management workshops in different Latin American countries. Since English is the language of international pharmaceutical development, my lectures are in English but I allow my students to conduct the group activities in Spanish. Your Medical Spanish podcasts with the medical terminology have been especially helpful as I do this. My students especially appreciate being able to use their native language during the more informal parts of the training sessions.
Tomorrow, my wife and I are leaving on a three-week trip to Ecuador where we will attend a wedding of the daughter of a friend in Quito, spend a week as tourists in that area and then fly on to the Galapagos Islands for a one-week boat tour. I know that our trip will be much more meaningful with my ability to speak in Spanish to local people. Thanks for your laudable efforts and keep up the good work!
— Doug C, March 2017
Love your work here. Vickie and I are interpreters in a free clinic. You have helped us a lot!
— Jim, February 2017
Your podcasts are awesome. I am an RN in the ER at a busy trauma center, and your podcasts have helped me a great deal in communicating with Spanish speaking patients. Thanks again!
— EJ, February 2017
I wish this podcast had been around the first and second time I tried to learn Spanish for work. These are quite simply the best medical Spanish lessons I have come across. I honestly think you could learn enough from these podcasts to get by without any other resource. The podcasts are clearly written by somebody who understands working in a clinical environment. They are split into manageable chunks,making it easy to find time even after a busy day at work. This is a course which is equally valuable for a beginner or more advanced student. The beginner can learn basic vocabulary. If you can already get by in Spanish, then the podcasts will help you improve and get to the next level of competence. Great job Dr Molly.
— Sheila Raumer MD, Family Physician, July 2016
I purchased your Spanish Grammar premium podcast and am so happy with it. I had been looking for something like this for so long and had tried other podcasts, one-on-one lessons, etc – but your podcasts are exactly what I had in mind. Thank you so much for creating them.
— James L, Spanish learner, November 2016
Thank you for your podcasts! I love them! I have been volunteering at the SW WA Free Clinic as a Spanish interpreter for the past year and your podcasts are really helping me improve my abilities.
— Jean Gringas, medical interpreter, January 2017
I am preparing for a test and teach a medical interpreters class and have used and recommend the podcasts. They have been very useful.
— Jordana, medical interpreter, January 2017
I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate the work you’ve compiled here. I am a medical interpreter in California and I just spent the last 6 months volunteering in the “Hospital De Las Culturas” in San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico. Your podcasts are helping me keep up on everything I’ve learned there and study more. I really appreciate it. Thanks a million.
— Ryan Z, medical interpreter, November 2016
You have a great podcast! I have a background in languages (I used to be an interpreter), but went back to school for a second degree years later to become a Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator. I am reviewing for a language test for a new job and your program is perfect, totally worth the price. You need to keep up this great podcast.
— SM, language learner, October 2016
I am loving the series and thank you very much for making it! Keep up the good work.
— Larry Tobin, a listener who on a medical mission trip in Nicaragua, October 2016
I really like the way you present much of the material in the form of a dialog. I have tried books and lists, but have not had success with that method. With your podcasts, I immediately used two things that I had learned. Thank you for all of your work putting this together.
— Carolyn B, July 2016
I really appreciate your lessons. The choice of grammar exercises is spot on. The pace is great. I cannot see one single area for improvement.
— Mary B, MA, September 2016
I speak Spanish fluently but recently decided to become a medical interpreter so I have been scouring the internet looking for medical Spanish lessons and resources targeted to an advanced level. Before I tried these podcasts I purchased some medical Spanish books and stared at the pages hoping to absorb some vocabulary– it was very inefficient. Dr. Martin’s premium podcasts are the BEST for learning medical Spanish and one of the only medical Spanish resources that work great for people who already speak Spanish conversationally. I go through by topic and do all the premium podcasts for a given medical Spanish topic at one time and it is FANTASTIC practice for being an interpreter at my local clinic. I love that the dialogues seamlessly blend relevant advanced grammar lessons with the most important medical Spanish vocabulary for a given topic and that they give an opportunity to practice recalling the words and translating the expressions. Very grateful for these podcasts and I definitely recommend them for anyone wanting to learn medical Spanish!
— Kimberly, a medical student and Spanish interpreter in Minneapolis, November 2014