The Essential Piece 45-Hour Medical Interpreter Training Course at Newton Wellesley Hospital

Newton, MA
Saturday, June 07, 2008

The Essential Piece
45-Hour Language-Specific Training in Medical Interpretation for Bilingual Staff

The Essential Piece 45-Hour Medical Interpreter Training Course at Newton Wellesley Hospital
Saturday, June 07, 2008 9:00 AM -
Saturday, August 09, 2008 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Shipley Auditorium
Bowles Conference Center
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462

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Culturesmart's Medical Interpreter Training Program has been offered to over 2,000 trainees who speak more than 20 languages. We are a leading program in the US to offer training in English and currently over 20 target languages, and where participants are evaluated extensively for proficiency in medical interpreting and knowledge of medical interpreting principles and medical vocabulary.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify barriers to understanding that can occur between English-speaking providers and LEP patients and use various techniques to overcome those barriers
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Interpreter Code of Ethics, the Standards of Practice by the Massachusetts Medical Interpreters Association (MMIA), the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) and the various legislative guidelines for interpretation
  • Identify the specific roles of the interpreter as established by the MMIA and the California Health Interpreters Association (CHIA)
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology
  • Define key terms related to body systems and medical specialties in English and target language
  • Demonstrate an understanding of organizational policies, procedures and protocols as they relate to expectations of the interpreter
  • Understand what health disparities are, why they exist and what interpreters can do reduce health disparities
  • Demonstrate ability to interpret accurately and completely through role-plays, using appropriate bilingual terms, note-taking and memory retention strategies, and self-correction techniques as needed
To learn more about "The Essential Piece" Medical Interpreter Training Course, please visit the course description web page

Contact Information

  • Phone: 617-890-1111, Email:
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