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Medical Interpretation

“People who speak different languages live in different worlds, not the same world with different labels.” – Edward Sapir, Linguist

The Connecticut AHEC Medical Interpreter Certificate is 40 hours of highly interactive practice sessions and role-plays. Each training program accommodates up to 15 participants. The core components of the training include:

  • Interpreting techniques, guiding the encounter, and memory skill
  • Health care in cultural perspective
  • Structure and principles of U.S. health care
  • Biomedical practitioners, methods of diagnosis and medical terminology
  • The human body

The Connecticut AHEC Medical Interpreter Certificate in health and community settings is taught by instructors who represent Latin American and Middle Eastern countries. Their qualifications include advanced degrees, experience as trained medical interpreters, and a personal dedication to increase access to health care. Our instructors have been trained and certified as medical interpreters and as instructors by the Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center.

This curriculum establishes the basic foundation for all community interpreters and provides specialized training in health care interpretation. In addition to expertise in the code of ethics and the modes and techniques of community interpreting, a health care interpreter must understand health care as a cultural system and master the most common medical concepts, procedures and terminology.

Medical Interpreter Training Course Fees

Please contact Maritza Rosado, Director of Medical Interpreter Training at (203) 671-4685 or rosado@easternctahec.org for rates.

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A 50% deposit is due upon registration with full payment due upon course completion (full payment must be made before release of certificate).

To arrange individual payment plans, please contact Catherine Russell at russell@easternctahec.org

Working with a Medical Interpreter: Training for the Health Care Provider

The training program for health care providers on working with interpreters includes modules on the triadic interview, cross cultural communications, and professional protocols. A variety of cultural and linguistic competency training programs are provided with continuing education credits.

Contact Information

For more information contact Maritza Rosado, Director of Medical Interpreter Training at 203-671-4685 or rosado@easternctahec.org


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