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.

Podcast interviews in English


The Medical English blog will begin a series of podcast interviews. The idea is to set up a regular interview section where we will interview doctors, nurses, health librarians, researchers, in fact all those working in the field of medicine. The interviews aim to present the “personal” side of those working within medicine, and we will try to discover what makes these professionals tick, what inspires them, what motivates them, what they enjoy or dislike about their work; a insider’s vision.

So, I am looking for volunteers, people who wish to share their experiences and give us a small insight into their lives as medical professionals. Obviously the interviews will take place in English, and as well as the interview I am going to upload the text so that it is a complete learning experience, and dare I say a learning experience on different levels.

This week will be the first week, and I expect to be interviewing a doctor from the Pneumology/ Thoracic surgery  area in Son Espases Hospital.