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 importance of Medical Education and English .

Bye for now

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 that this was the case!

For me the interview is still fresh and I have listened to it many times, and this comes from the spontaneity, the off-the -cuff “live” approach. However, Juan Antonio is not a native speaker and thus has made a few mistakes, which are in the footnotes to the text. For me his interview, however, is a very fine example of “good communication”, and this for me is the key to it all; communication is paramount in every aspect of life and in medicine even more so.

I hope that you enjoy the interview once more and with the text, and please do not forget that all comments are very welcome. In that way we can improve. Thank you.

An interview with Mr Juan Antonio Torrecilla


Mr Juan Antonio Torrecilla

This was the first interview in the new series of podcast interviews on health.

Mr Juan Antonio Torrecilla answered candidly to the questions asked about different aspects of his life and work, ranging from why he became a surgeon to what is his favourite guitarist. The interview will also reveal why Juan Antonio has the title of Mr and not Dr. After the interview he commented that this was his third public interview, and so far he has been interviewed in three different languages: Catalan, Spanish and now in English.

Thank you for listening and we hope that you have found the interview both informative and entertaining.

In short the text of the interview will be uploaded, where I will also comment on the language used.