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Medical Spanish

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by vtucci, May 28, 2008.

  1. vtucci

    vtucci Attending in Emergency Medicine Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2003
    Hey all.

    Can anyone recommend a good medical spanish textbook (with or without CDs/DVDs) for students that have some experience with spanish but who are not fluent?

    I have used the Barron's pocketbook and thought it was okay. I am looking for something more substantive.
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  3. diosa428

    diosa428 SDN Angel 5+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    I have Medical Spanish: A Conversational Approach by Kearon. I really REALLY like the CD - it's great to put on in my car and listen to for vocab. The book is ok, kind of small. I remember thinking it was kind of a lot to pay for what I got, but I was overall pretty happy with the purchase.
  4. LadyGrey

    LadyGrey Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    There's a medical Spanish podcast that I really like:

    It's mostly clinical scenarios with the relevant vocab, which is a nice way to learn things grouped logically together, e.g. abdominal pain, gyn exam, etc. I put episodes on my ipod and listen to it in the car when I drive to and from the hospital. (Not every day, I'm not quite that dedicated, but on and off).
  5. bjackrian

    bjackrian Senior Member Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Apr 16, 2004
    Denver, CO
    Second this podcast--I found it really useful.
  6. Richie Truxillo

    Richie Truxillo Your Scut Monkey Mentor Physician SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    Excellent find on the podcast. :) Thanks! :thumbup:
  7. dmaes

    dmaes Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 19, 2003
  8. dhvag

    dhvag 2+ Year Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Bountiful, UT
    I work as a medical interpreter so I have a little bit of experience with medical dictionaries.:laugh: For something to keep at your desk go with Stedman Bilingue Diccionario de Ciencias Medicas (ISBN: 84-7903-335-5 or 950-06-2006-5). It has EVERYTHING in it. For something smaller and more useful in day to day type of stuff there are a ton of options. PM me if you have any questions.

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