Medical Interpreter Course Application

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This comprehensive training is based on the CultureSmart curriculum and was established at the Language Bank in 2009. This is a 60-hour course that exceeds the minimum 40-hour of training required by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI). Our comprehensive curriculum uses realistic role-plays and lively discussions so interpreters develop the skills and knowledge base they need to deliver accurate and complete interpretation in health care settings. Through this training, participants will have the opportunity to work on medical vocabulary with a language-specific coach (as long as there is a coach available for a particular language). This training is taught by our own highly experienced trainers who take pride in delivering a quality educational program.

Key Medical Interpretation Training Topics:

  • Active listening
  • Sight translation skills
  • Consecutive interpreting skills
  • Common interpreting errors
  • Elements of communication, shadowing and reflection of emotion
  • NCIHC Code of Ethics
  • IMIA Standards of Practice
  • Culture in medical setting/techniques for culture brokering
  • Body systems, medical diagnosis, and procedures
  • Medical terminology
  • Roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical terminology
  • Basic skills on note taking
  • Language specific coaches
  • Interpreter roles and responsibilities
  • Interpreting techniques

This is a 60-hour program and attendance to all online classes is mandatory.