An Interview with Dr Manolo Tomas – Part 2

As promised I have uploaded the second part of the interview with Dr Manolo Tomas. In this section he talks about why he studied ENT, and the differences between the medical and the surgical side of the medical profession, and he also delves into medical education and its importance. So please enjoy and listen with…

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The Language of Medicine

Presentation “The Language of Medicine”

A PREZI presentation talking about the Language of Medicine and the importance of English for doctors and medical professionals – I hope that you enjoy it and please comments are very welcome

Richard Smith: It’s hard, perhaps impossibly hard, to be a good doctor

Richard Smith

In the Interview with Dr Manolo Tomas I mentioned this blog by Richard Smith. All of his posts are stimulating and thought-provoking, but this one about what makes a good doctor I found especially interesting. I hope that you enjoy it.

  Dr Richard Smith, former editor of the BMJ

Language of Medicine

Next week, as well as uploading the second part of the interview with Dr Manolo Tomas, I will post the PREZI presentation called – Language of Medicine: Why physicians need English. I presented this talk to the Librarians of Bibliosalut last week, on Friday 13th July. I hope that you enjoy it as much as…

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An Interview with Dr Manolo Tomas – Part 1

  The first part of the interview with Dr Manolo Tomas, Head of ENT at Son Espases University Hospital. In this section he talks about his upbringing and the reasons why he became a Doctor. Next week we will post the second part of this very interesting interview. Thanks for listening and hope that you…

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The Second interview in the Podcast interviews

In the next few days I will posting the second interview. This morning I interviewed Dr Manolo Tomas, Head of the ENT Department in Son Espases Hospital, and when the interview is ready it will be uploaded. Among othe topics Dr Tomas discusses his reason for studying Medicine, the current state of ENT and Health, the…

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More interesting linguistic notes

A friend of mine, Philip Bazire, a surgeon trained both in the UK and in Spain, and an expert in Medical  Translation saw the last post and made a few comments of his own. It is a fact that very often Spanish doctors confuse  words/ terms between English and Spanish, and Philip mentions a few of…

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A new section dedicated to interesting expressions

This morning in a clinical session in English in the Infectious Diseases section of Internal Medicine in Son Espases Hospital I heard a very nice expression, which apparently is commonly used. It was – “INTENTION TO TEST IS INTENTION TO TREAT” and so from now onwards I wish to introduce a new section to the blog…

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An Interview with Mr Juan Antonio Torrecilla

An Interview with Mr Juan Antonio Torrecilla Here is the script for the first of the Podcast interviews. I wish to explain that, even though Juan Antonio saw the questions beforehand, it was a completely spontaneous interview, and was recorded live in Son Espases Hospital, and only once. If you listen carefully you can tell…

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