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Medical Spanish for Healthcare Providers

This site is presented as a free medical Spanish immersion, with vocabulary including greetings, history, examination, and everyday speech, all with translation and audio. It is designed to be helpful for a variety of medical personnel. In addition to introducing Spanish medical terms, this site will hopefully improve fluency and even cultural competency.

This Month's Featured Medical Spanish Dialogue

(See more dialogues in the Archive.)

Each dialogue consists of a few statements from the patient, the patient's family, and healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and medical students. Click to hear my voice and pronunciation. Then, repeat aloud everything you hear. When listening to Spanish medical phrases, feel free to use the pause button, and, of course, replay the recordings when needed.

Click on the learn Spanish basics section if you would like to review introductory material.

Click on anatomy to learn names of parts of the body and face.

Learn fundamentals with Spanish grammar and exercises.

The medical Spanish videos page simply adds some variety.

Just-a-list includes phrases for the medical interview and important medical Spanish terminology, including descriptions of diagnostic studies and how to explain prescriptions. There are also helpful categories for receptionists, social workers, missionaries, and pharmacists.

For fun, listen to accents and folksongs, and explore geography and cultural topics. (These will hopefully add another dimension to your study of medical Spanish.)

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Take your time, and enjoy learning Spanish! Whether you are training alone or in a medical Spanish class or course, whether you be a doctor, dentist, nurse, EMT, or hospital interpreter, read all the words and lessons here if you can, and learn Spanish grammar.

 

Important Note: The characters and names used in this website are fictitious. Also, no content should be considered medical advice or medical information. The content of this website is solely for the purpose of practicing Spanish and improving communication.