“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
firstname.lastname@example.org for rates.
Check, money order or purchase order.
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
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.