US Medical Interpreter Training (UMIT)

About the Program

The US Medical Interpreter Training program has been designed for professional interpreters serving clients in the US healthcare sector. UMIT was developed to help learners expand their medical terminology base, practice this terminology in context, and understand the US healthcare system.

The program provides ample opportunities to interpret across different healthcare settings. It follows a skills and vocabulary-development approach with asynchronous practice activities on our e-Learning platform.

UMIT has proven quite beneficial also for Canadian interpreters working with US-based companies, as a means to prepare for the medical interpreter accreditation exams administered by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).

*Please note that there are two versions of the advanced medical training available, AMIT for Canada-based interpreters and UMIT for US-based interpreters. This is in recognition of the differences in the Code of Ethics and the roles of interpreters in the US and in Canada.

Topics Covered in the Curriculum

  • Overview of Healthcare Interpreting
  • Interpreter’s Role and Code of Ethics in the US
  • Medical Terminology
  • Interpreting Practice in Different Healthcare Settings
  • Interpreters’ Safety and Self-care
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare Settings

Training Format

The program is held entirely online and is accessible 24/7. It is a self-paced course that allows you to control your own learning experience.

Course Details

  • Fee: $300 USD
  • Hours: 60
  • Enrolment Duration: 90 days
  • Credentials Awarded upon Completion:A certificate is awarded to candidates who complete all the requirements as indicated in the course syllabus.

Recommended Skills and Competencies

  • Full proficiency in English and another language
  • Familiarity with fundamentals of interpreting
  • Access to computer and internet
  • Intermediate computer literacy
  • Time commitment – up to 10 hours per week.

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