Lynn, MA: The Essential Piece 45-Hour Medical Interpreter Training Course at Union - North Shore Medical Center

Lynn, MA
Saturday, October 18, 2008

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

Lynn, MA: The Essential Piece 45-Hour Medical Interpreter Training Course at Union - North Shore Medical Center
Saturday, October 18, 2008 9:00 AM -
Saturday, December 20, 2008 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Union Hospital - North Shore Medical Center
500 Lynnfield Street
Lynn, MA 01904

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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 Culturesmart website

Contact Information

  • Phone: 617-890-1111, Email:

Payment Instructions

  • Payments should be made in full before the start of the course to guarantee your place.

    We accept Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards. If you wish to pay using a credit/debit card, please complete your registration by selecting "other" in the payment field and call our office at (617) 890-1111 to complete the transaction.

    We accept Purchase Orders. The PO number is REQUIRED to use this payment method. Please submit PO number within 1 week of registering online.

    Checks and Money Orders should be made payable to: Culturesmart, Inc.

    Payment by Check or Purchase Order should be made with a copy of your registration confirmation page and check or purchase order to:

    Culturesmart, Inc.
    67 Federal Avenue
    Quincy, MA 02169

    Registration is not complete until payment is received.

    If you are not personally responsible for paying the fees, once you receive an email confirmation of your registration, please reply with the name and contact information of the person responsible for payment.

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