Spanish/English Medical Interpreter Training Program
Medical Spanish Institute & The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Extended Studies presents a new training program for Spanish medical interpreters.
Our next Spanish/English medical interpreters' program
- October 23 – November 29, 2012
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Forty-four contact hours
- 4.4 CEUs
- Cost $925 plus textbook
Eleven four-hour sessions include...
- 11 hours: Language Coaching
- 11 hours: English Medical Terminology
- 11 hours: Spanish Medical Terminology
- 11 hours: Cognitive Skills, Protocols, Ethics and Best Practices.
Spanish/English Medical Interpreter Training Program Syllabus...
Text available in the UCCS Bookstore (medical reference section): Medical Spanish Made Incredibly Easy! [Paperback] Springhouse;
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Third edition (June 2, 2008)
Spanish/English Medical Interpreter Job Outlook...
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, interpreters and translators can expect much faster than average employment growth over the next decade due to the increase in the number of foreign language speakers in the United States and the broadening of international ties.
The Spanish/English Medical Interpreter Training Program is a 44–hour training program designed for bilingual individuals who speak English and Spanish and work in the medical field or in a healthcare setting.
All participants will be assessed to determine their level of fluency prior to enrollment. Language Assessment requests must be e–mailed to
Participants who complete the training receive a Certificate of Training Completion that meets federal guidelines.
The Law: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Executive Order 13166 of 1990 mandate that healthcare providers - including private practitioners - receiving Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal funding must provide speakers of limited English "meaningful access" to their services, when those speakers constitute a specified percentage of the demographic. The courts have interpreted "meaningful access" to mean face-to-face interpretation, as well as translation of vital documents. In Colorado, this demographic involves speakers of Spanish.
Who should attend the Spanish/English Medical Interpreter Training Program?
- Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, front office staff, receptionists, dieticians, laboratory technicians, social workers, etc. who are bilingual in English and Spanish
- Interpreters and translators currently employed in the medical field or healthcare settings, such as hospitals, physicians' offices, pharmacies, rehabilitation clinics, etc.
- Independent interpreters
- Interpreters with other interpreting credentials, such as those who have completed the Spanish/English Legal Interpreter Certificate Program or the Professional Interpreter in Education Certificate Program
Individuals seeking employment in the medical field or in a healthcare setting
- Individuals seeking their first professional interpreting certificate
Owner, Instructor & Experienced Interpretation Administrator
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