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
  • Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Cultural Competence
  • Medical Terminology, Specialties & Body Systems
  • Legislation and Regulations
  • Interpreting Protocols and Skills
  • Personal and Social Issues
  • Roles of the Medical Interpreter

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 working CMIs (Certified Medical Interpreters by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters) or CHIs (Certified healthcare interpreter by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters) and multilingual healthcare providers. It is mentored by National Certification Exam Subject Matter Experts.

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

Upcoming terms:

WINTER TERM: Jan 4 ~ March 7, 2020. 10 Fridays, 4-10 pm Eastern Time.

SPRING TERM: April 4 ~ June 6, 2020. 10 Fridays, 4-10 pm Easter Time.

SUMMER TERM: June 13 ~ Aug 22, 2020. 10 Fridays, 4-10 pm Easter Time.

FALL TERM: Sept 12 ~ Nov 14, 2020. 10 Fridays, 4-10 pm Easter Time.

Please check back for the schedules of later terms.

Total tuition: $1888. Non-refundable registration fee: $35.

We offer limited financial aid to applicants who pass the evaluation test and meet the federal poverty income guidelines. Please contact us 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 (Mandarin and/or Cantonese) or Spanish.

A free pre-enrollment test will be administered to evaluate the language proficiency level of candidates.

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.