Do you have 40 hours of formal training for medical interpreters? If not, why not make 2015 the year to do it? Many hospitals (including the one where I work) require that anyone serving as an interpreter have at least 40 hours of training. Training makes you more comfortable and competent doing the job, and ultimately results in a better, safer experience for the people you serve. So how about it? If you’re in my neck of the woods, you can join me for Bridging the Gap in Indianapolis this April and May. Check out location, pricing and course description here.
I’ve also got the registration page up for the very popular Medical Terminology for Interpreters all-day workshop. I recommend that you have a 40 hour training under your belt for this one, but it’s not required. I’m partnering again with my friends at LUNA Language Services in Indianapolis to offer this popular workshop. You can look at the details, sign up, and pay online here.
I also wanted to make sure that you guys saw the save the date for the South Eastern Medical Interpreters Association conference that’s set for June 2015 in Louisville! They hosted a couple of my workshops last year, and I had a great time with them. You can check out their website and call for proposals here. It looks like it’s going to be a great event! If you go, I will see you there.
Please feel free to add links to other upcoming events in the comment section below!