Fundamentals of Medical Interpreting Training: Attn Bilingual Job Seekers
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The Fundamentals of Medical Interpreter Training(FMIT) is a course in which fluently bilingual individuals develop the skills necessary to facilitate effective and reliable interpretation in clinical setting and human service settings. This three-month course provides students with principles, methods, and competencies (both knowledge and skills-based) essential in the delivery of effective, reliable, and comprehensive interpreting. This course develops a theoretical and practical understanding of the multiple roles of the interpreter as well as the related ethical, cultural, and linguistic challenges in this evolving field. The course explores contemporary issues in the field of medical interpretation including immigration trends, legal mandates, and certification.
To be considered for admission into the MIT, you must:
Be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED;
Be fluently bilingual [able to speak, read and write in English and target language (when applicable)];
Successfully pass the language assessment test with a score of 75 or higher. The test includes an evaluation of both written and oral proficiency in English and the target language. The language assessment test is administered during the orientation session.
* Tuition: Employees of Massachusetts health care facilities that provide services to MassHealth members. A letter from your Massachusetts employer verifying employment is required. This funding might be available after all other resources from employer for education and training are exhausted.
ORIENTATION & CLASS DATES:
Applicants must attend one of the Orientation and Language Assessment Test Session on the following dates:
Center for Health Impact (35 Harvard St, Suite 300, Worcester)