The Medical Interpreter


The Medical Interpreter®

This Training is available only to organizations that wish to train their bilingual or interpreting staff. Email for additional information.

It is designed as an introduction to medical interpreting but can be offered also to already working interpreters or bilingual staff serving as interpreters that wish to apply for the  CMI and CHI certifications.

Upon request, the program can include a robust Medical Terminology section aiming at developing strategies to learn and retain medical terms.

The program requires a language proficiency test prior to start and includes 1.5 hours written test on the last day of training. The Medical Interpreter® Certificate is recognized nationwide and can be used as a pre-requisite for the Medical Certification.


Bilingual staff and contract interpreters in healthcare, working in hospitals, clinics and health departments, mental health settings, therapy, and related services.

Course Features

  • Lectures 30
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 48 hours
  • Skill level All Levels
  • Language English
  • Students 21
  • Certificate No
  • Assessments Yes
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Giovanna Carriero-Contreras is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Cesco Linguistic Services. She has over 25 years of experience in the language services industry, including interpreting, translation, and training. She has held positions in the U.K., U.S., and Switzerland. A graduate of the School of Translation and Interpretation in Geneva, her working languages are Italian, French, Spanish, and English. She co-authored The Community Interpreter: An International Textbook and Workbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting. She is a member of ASTM International and the chair of the US Delegation at International Organization for Standardization’s T37/SC5 Committee.