Medical Spanish: Los Vatos Médicos

2 medical students teach the basics of Medical Spanish through clinical case-based scenarios.

About the show

An Educational Podcast for Healthcare Professionals to Practice and Improve Their Clinical Spanish.

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  • Episode 7: Dolor de Garganta (Sore Throat)

    February 17th, 2021  |  58 mins 55 secs
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    Approach to sore throat. CENTOR criteria. Enrique Iglesias. That 70s show. Antibiotic Stewardship. Tonsil-tennis teenagers.

  • Episode 6: Planificación del Embarazo (Obstetrics and Gynecology Basics)

    February 10th, 2021  |  52 mins 2 secs

    Approach to taking a history on a female patient with a focus on family planning. We also have a guest appearance from our friend Ruby, who helps us simulate a clinic visit courtesy of Señora Frida Kahlo.

  • Episode 5: Dolor de Estomago (Abdominal Pain)

    February 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Approach to completing a history and physical exam on a patient with abdominal pain, with a focus on conducting a "hypothesis-driven H&P" that utilizes the quadrant-based approach and Bayesian statistics and likelihood ratios. This episode also includes a plethora of "en la calle" slang courtesy of our guest/patient Mr Che Guevara.

  • Episode 4: Dolor de Cabeza (Headache)

    February 6th, 2021  |  59 mins 46 secs

    Approach to taking a history and doing a physical exam on a patient with headache, with a focus on identifying the "red flag symptoms" (Banderas Rojas) that help identify those rare life threating causes of headache (amenazas de vida).

  • Episode 3: Falta de Aire (Shortness of Breath)

    January 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
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  • Episode 2: Dolor del Pecho (Chest Pain)

    January 13th, 2021  |  43 mins 33 secs
  • Episode 1: Los Básicos

    January 5th, 2021  |  26 mins 38 secs
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    Learn the basics of Introductions, confirming who patient is, open ended HPI, specific ROS, covering your bases, humble exit stage left, asking about pain, and saying goodbye/take care.

  • Episode 1: (Trailer)

    January 5th, 2021  |  2 mins 6 secs