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Medical Interpreter (Spanish/English)

The Medical Interpreter training program prepares you to work in hospitals, medical offices and in any healthcare environment where a Spanish interpreter is needed. In addition, the Medical Interpreter training program prepares you to sit in any of the Medical Interpreting examinations available in the country. This program is language specific – Spanish/English.

You will acquire the three interpreting skills – simultaneous, consecutive and sight translation. You will learn the proper transfer of medical terminology into Spanish, divided into the different areas in a hospital and medical specialties. Intensive online interpreting laboratory practices are included in this training program.

9 Months / 200 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Medical Interpreter (Spanish/English)

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Medical Interpreter (Spanish/English) Details + Objective

Course Code: GES165

You Will Learn
  • Develop best practice interpreting techniques – simultaneous, consecutive and sight translation
  • Learn medical terminology in both Spanish and English and the corresponding transfer into the opposite language
  • Understand protocol when interpreting for a Spanish-speaking patient
  • Master the code of ethics of the medical interpreter
  • Study the necessary material to sit in any Spanish Medical Interpreter examination
  • Develop professionalism, accuracy, and a mastery of cross-cultural differences
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 9 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 200 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare for a job as a certified or non-certified medical interpreter
  • Become ready to successfully take the medical interpreter certification exam
  • Master medical terminology in both Spanish and English and take these language skills to any medical-related job
  • Access the course’s online laboratory to practice your skills
Medical Interpreter (Spanish/English) Outline
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Introduction to Medical Interpretation

Develop your medical vocabulary starting with the human body’s many systems and senses. Move on to learning about medical vocabulary used for signs and symptoms.

Introduction to Medical Interpretation (Continued)

Learn medical terminology for treatments, procedures, instruments, supplies, and medications.

Introduction to Medical Interpretation II

Focus on pediatric and neonatal care. Learn the terminology used to discuss family planning and parents’ rights. Understand how to take care of mothers and discuss postpartum depression.

Introduction to Medical Interpretation II (Continued)

Understand the terminology used to discuss substance abuse, authorization for adults, and legal terminology as it relates to medical manners.

Sight Translation for Medical Interpreters

Explore the principles of localization, how to re-structure techniques, the principles of reversibility, and filtering syntactical and grammatical interferences.

Sight Translation for Medical Interpreters (Continued)

Complete the course by learning how to address patients, how to transfer low, regular, and high register documents, and ho to ensure stability in the transfer.

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Medical Interpreter (Spanish/English) Instructors
Nestor Wagner

Nestor Wagner is a certified Court and Medical Interpreter who has been teaching interpreting courses since 1990. He has the highest pass rate of certified court interpreters in the nation. He has published several books in the interpreting community. Mr. Wagner is involved in the examination process for Immigration Interpreters and Analytical Linguists. He participates as speakers in national and international conferences on Criminal, Civil and Immigration Court terminology, advanced interpreting skills, and localization in the transfer of legal and non-legal terminology. Mr. Wagner holds a Master degree from the University of Washington.

Medical Interpreter (Spanish/English) Requirements / Prerequisites

Students should be familiar with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard. They should be comfortable in a Windows or Mac environment, and have the ability to launch and close activities.

Students must speak English and Spanish fluently. There is no requirement regarding formal education in either Spanish or English. However, students must be able to speak English and Spanish without any hesitations.

This program can only be taken on a Mac or PC.

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Medical Interpreter (Spanish/English) Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.


 

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive nine (9) months to complete the program.

 

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

 

Do I have to buy additional materials?

No.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

 

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
 

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

 

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

 

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

 

Can I use a Mac?

Yes.

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button above). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the “Contact Us” form to the right. You may also call us at 1-877-221-5151. We will answer your questions promptly.
 

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

 
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

 

Does this program prepare for a certification?

Yes, this program prepares you for any Medical Interpreter certification exam as a Spanish Medical Interpreter.

 

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