The Medical Interpreter®


The Medical Interpreter is a 40+ hour training based on the first comprehensive, research-based textbook in the world for medical interpreting, for use in universities and colleges and ideal to support 40- to 100-hour certificate programs for medical interpreters.

The training modules include:

  • An overview of the U.S. Healthcare System
  • National ethics and standards for healthcare interpreters
  • Medical interpreting skills, protocols and requirements
  • Legal interpreting in healthcare (e.g. worker's compensation and forensic exams)
  • Language access laws
  • Special topic sections such as HIPAA, universal precautions and differential diagnosis

Divided into five chapters, the training also tackles the biggest challenges in the field today:

Chapter 1: An Overview of Medical Interpreting

Chapter 2: Interpreting Protocols and Skills

Chapter 3: Strategic Mediation

Chapter 4: Interpreting in Healthcare Settings

Chapter 5: The Role of the Medical Interpreter

This training is authored by the same team of writers who produced the landmark work, The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook.