Many healthcare organizations have Spanish-speaking staff who could serve as interpreters – with the proper training. University of Michigan Health Services (UMHS) Interpreter Services offers a course – Medical Interpreting for Spanish Speakers – to teach your staff the skills they need to interpret competently. This course is open to all fully bilingual people who want to communicate with Spanish-speakers in healthcare settings.
The course provides a 60-hour introduction to medical interpreting, focusing on:
• Interpreting skills • Cultural competency • Spanish fluency and medical terminology • Basic medical knowledge
To enroll in the course, students must first pass a 20-minute assessment, conducted via a web meeting.
UPCOMING COURSE: Seven Saturdays – April 28 – June 16, 2012, 8:30am – 5:00pm (no class on June 2)
For pricing information and to watch a video about the class, please visit our website at http://sitemaker.umich.edu/ispclasses/medical_interpreting_for_spanish_speakers.
*We offer a 10% discount for students, UMHS employees, former Bridging the Gap students and MiTiN members.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Angélica Snyder at (734) 544-3250 or at email@example.com.
Interpreter Services provides interpretation and translation services to patients of all languages, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, throughout the University of Michigan Health System. Our services include: Face-to-face interpretation in over 40 languages*; High-quality telephone interpretation in over 140 languages*; Accurate translations of patient education materials and medical records*; Communication assistance for deaf and hard-of-hearing patients; Language and cultural competency training for UMHS employees and others; and Interpreter skills training for working and aspiring interpreters. We are committed to helping Limited English Proficient (LEP) and deaf patients enjoy equal access to outstanding health care.