Fundamentals of Medical Interpretation 60-hour English/Chinese or English/Spanish Intensive Certificate Program

Medical interpretation is the fastest-growing specialization within the field of multilingual communication. In this program, you will learn the art and skills of medical interpreting and understand the responsibilities, and boundaries of the interpreter role as an active team player in medical interviews and procedures.

Through intensive consecutive interpretation exercises, case studies, role-playing, interactive quizzes, and the review of medical terminologies and procedures, you’ll prepare yourself to serve competently as a bridge between provider and patient.

Topics covered including but not limited to:
• Roles of the Medical Interpreter
• Medical Interpreter Ethics and Standards of Practice
• Cultural Competence
• Medical Terminology
• Medical Specialties
• Body Systems
• Legislation and Regulations
• Interpreting Knowledge and Skills
• Personal and Social Issues
• Strategies for Helping LEP and LHL Population

In addition to preparing bilinguals to work effectively as medical interpreters, this program also sheds light on the national certification exams. It is taught by CMIs (Certified Medical Interpreters by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters), working interpreters, and multilingual healthcare providers. It is mentored by National Certification Exam Subject Matter Experts.

10 sessions on weekends or weekday evenings, online and/or on-site.

Upcoming terms:

October 9 ~ December 18, 2015. 10 Fridays (no class on November 27), 4-10 pm Eastern Time.

January 8 ~ March 11, 2016. 10 Fridays, 4-10 pm Eastern Time.

Please check back soon for the schedules of later terms in 2016.

Total tuition: $1699. Non-refundable registration fee: $30.

We offer limited financial aid to applicants who pass the evaluation test and meet the federal poverty income guidelines. Please call for details.

Registrants must: 1) be over 18 years old; 2) have graduated from a U.S. high school or its equivalent, including an equivalent from an educational program outside the U.S.; 3) have language proficiency in English and Chinese or Spanish.

A free written pre-enrollment test will be administered to evaluate the language proficiency level of candidates. Depending on the result, the oral test will be followed and an administrative fee of $25 will be charged.

The participants who enroll in the program and pass the final exam with a score of 75 or higher (out of 100) will receive a Certificate of Completion; those with a score below 75 will receive a Certificate of Attendance. All those who successfully complete the program will become eligible to register for the national certification exams.

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