Episode 193: Neurology VMR – Impairment of Speech

We continue our campaign to #EndNeurophobia, with the help of Dr. Aaron Berkowitz.

This time, Gabriela presents a case of impairment of speech to Maria and Kirtan.

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Gabriela Pucci

Gabriela has graduated from Medical School at Unicamp and recently finished her neurology residency at Unesp, both in Brazil. She is interested in Medical Education and Clinical Reasoning and has obviously fallen in love with CPSolvers and VMRs since day 1. In her free time, she likes to practice pilates, play with her dogs, binge-watch Netflix comedy series, read biography books, go out with her friends (pre-COVID), drink wine, and cook (still learning).

Maria Jimena Aleman

Maria Jimena Aleman was born and raised in Guatemala where she currently is a medical student in Universidad Francisco Marroquin. After suffering from long standing neurophobia, she has embraced her love for neurology and will pursue a career in this field.  She also looks forward to dedicating her life to breaking barriers for Latin women in medical fields and improving medical care in her country. Maria is one of the creators of a medical education podcast in Spanish called Intratecal. Her life probably has a soundtrack of a mix between Shakira and Louis Armstrong. Outside of medicine she enjoys modern art, 21st century literature and having hour long conversations over a nice hot cup of coffee or tequila.

Kirtan Patolia

Kirtan is a final year medical student from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He is looking forward to joining Internal Medicine Residency in the USA by applying through this year’s Match Cycle.

He loves to solve clinical cases and was delighted when he got the opportunity to join the CPSolvers team. He is so grateful to Dr. Geha and Dr. Manesh for this opportunity. Clinical reasoning is his biggest passion and he strives to enhance his diagnostic skills every day. Discussing and sharing clinical cases with his friends gives him distinct pleasure. Outside of medicine, I like to read Agatha Christie and Nancy Drew novels. He also loves kite-flying, as he finds the various techniques and maneuvers to fly kites fascinating.