Many health care organizations, including the University of Michigan Health System, have Spanish-speaking staff who could serve as interpreters with the proper medical interpreter training. Medical Interpreting for Spanish Speakers teaches your Spanish-speaking bilingual staff the skills they need to interpret competently.
UMHS Interpreter Services will offer Medical Interpreting for Spanish Speakers in the Fall of 2013 over 7 Mondays (September 9th – October 21st) from 8:30am – 5:00pm at the Interpreter Services office at 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A4, Ann Arbor, MI.
The course provides a 60-hour introduction to medical interpreting, focusing on:
- Interpreting skills;
- Cultural competency;
- Spanish fluency and medical terminology; and
- Basic medical knowledge.
Medical Interpreting for Spanish Speakers is open to all fully bilingual individuals who want to communicate with Spanish-speakers in health care settings.