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About the Course

This 60-hour course will take you through the journey covering more than the essential foundation of a Professional Medical Interpreter’s required skills and knowledge. Participants have opportunities to practice with realistic scenarios to apply the course content effectively. Subject Competence is evaluated each day of the course to ensure that each concept covered has been adequately understood. 

  • Laws & Regulations Applicable to Language Access

  • Ethics & Standards of the Interpreting Profession

  • Healthcare System Overview

  • Patient Rights

  • Medical Terminology

  • Cultural & Linguistic Competence

  • Industry Significant Terminology

  • Note Taking Skills 

  • Methodology

  • Advocacy

  • Professional Advancement

Building Blocks of Interpreting




60 Hours

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Your Instructor

Cynthia Peinado

Cynthia Peinado

Since 1992, Cynthia has worked as a trainer, community interpreter and translator in various schools, hospitals, clinics, and mental health facilities including NICU, Pediatrics, ICU and ER. Cynthia also has worked in administrative departments including Risk Management, Patient Advocacy, Provider Services and was a part of Training and Development teams within large hospital systems. She is a full-time certified medical interpreter (for onsite, VRI & OPI) as well as language access consultant and trainer.

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