Many healthcare organizations have Spanish-speaking staff who could serve as interpreters – with the proper training.
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 web meeting.
- Seven Saturdays – February 18 – March 31, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Seven Saturdays – April 28 – June 16, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 544-3250.