The Medical Interpreter
The Program is taught by an instructor with expertise in linguistically, culturally & legally fluent interpreting in healthcare and a practicing Medical Doctor providing services for the diverse population groups.
Successful completion of the Program satisfies the key requirement of National Certification for Medical Interpreters
The Medical Interpreter is a nationally recognized 48-hour certificate program in medical/community interpreting. The program is based on the industry accepted Codes of Ethics and Standards of Practice and addresses in detail the process of National Certification for Medical Interpreters.
The class covers:
- basic interpreting skills
- Code of Ethics and ethical decision making
- medical terminology for interpreters: Greek and Latin roots, suffixes and prefixes; human body systems (anatomy and physiology); vocabulary resources for any working language pair and a strategy for overcoming linguistic/cultural terminology challenges
- cross cultural communication
- language access laws
- National Certification for Medical Interpreters: get trained, get certified, get hired!
- the U.S. health care system and Affordable Care Act
- note-taking and memory development for interpreters
- interpreting in mental and behavioral health settings
- Over-the-Phone and Video Remote interpreting
- the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care
Role plays and group exercises provide hands-on experience for skills development. Video segments offer demonstrations of the “right and wrong” ways to interpret. Each student receives 400-page Training manual, 90-page Exercise & Role Play workbook and 130-page ‘Medical Terminology for Interpreter’ handbook.
**You may qualify for an HPOG grant that will cover 100% of the $895 program fee.** Criteria: 18 years of age or older, Monroe County resident, income eligibility
Authorized by the Affordable Care Act, the Health Professions Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program provides education and training opportunities to TANF recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the healthcare field. HPOG navigators offer supportive services to ensure success including tuition benefits for those approved. For more information call HPOG navigator at 585-713-2175.
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Offered in collaboration with ECdata, Inc. Specific questions can be directed to Eric Candle, ECdata, Inc. 585-703-2527