Berkshire AHEC is offering a "Fundamentals of Medical Interpreting" for bilingual and multilingual individuals in Western Massachusetts. The components of the program include practical applications of fundamental interpreting skills, effective communication in the triad (client-provider-interpreter), listening and memory skills, comprehensive medical terminology in target languages, human anatomy and physiology vital to effective medical interpreting, and methods of interpreting in special settings. Role playing and medical terminology are incorporated into each session. A certificate of completion is provided upon completing the course and passing the final exam. Students may receive credits and professional contact hours in nursing and social work.
Before enrolling in the workshop, you will need to take the assessment. Please note there is a nonrefundable $50 assessment fee. The assessments will be held at UMass Center at Springfield at 6 pm on September 6 or 8:30 am on September 8. Assessments in Pittsfield are by appointment only. Please call 413-236-4500 or visit www.berkshireahec.org for more information about scheduling your assessment session.