What You’ll Learn

Prepare for success. Our 60-hour live, online program goes well beyond the basics. We provide a comprehensive overview of the many related issues that will impact your career:

  • Landmark cases that led to the development of the medical and healthcare interpreting profession
  • Facts about the limited English proficiency (LEP) population
  • Barriers and challenges LEP patients face when seeking and receiving healthcare services in the U.S.
  • Key U.S. legislation regarding language access services
  • How the U.S. healthcare system is different from the way healthcare is provided in other countries
  • Understanding your role as a medical or healthcare interpreter
  • The modes of interpreting and how to use them
  • Managing the interpreting session: before, during, and after
  • Exercises to improve your memory skills
  • Where to position yourself in the room for the greatest benefit of the patient and doctor
  • How to handle uncomfortable situations in a professional manner
  • Professional standards of practice
  • How to prepare for national interpreter certification testing
  • Medical terminology and additional resources
  • Practical tips and techniques from practicing interpreters

You will receive a core terminology e-book and have online access to the course textbook and a medical terminology book. After you pass the course final exam, you’ll receive a certificate of completion.