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Diversity and Inclusion Training…What Is It, and How Can It Help You?

From diversity and inclusion training to advanced medical interpreter training we have rolled out a few new course offerings recently. Although they both provide the tools to become a successful interpreter, both of these courses are slightly different than our standard curriculum. Advanced medical interpreting is a 30 hr supplemental medical interpreting course, meaning that students must enroll in our standard medical interpreting program (or an equivalent course) as a prerequisite requirement✅. As the name implies, advanced medical interpreting is an accelerated course that prepares students to pass NBCMI (National Board of Certification for Medical interpreters) or national medical interpreting exam for an official certification. Diversity and inclusion training on the other hand, is exactly what you think it is...or is it?
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Advanced Medical Interpreting Vs Standard- Which is Right For You?

With so many new class offerings added to the roster, it can be difficult to know which is right for you. From Diversity and Inclusion Training to Advanced Medical Interpreting, how do you decide which is right for you? Our standard Medical interpreter training class is 60-hours and 7 weeks worth of high-quality training and introduces students to medical terminology and concepts. For students interested in pursuing official medical interpreter certification - our Advanced Medical Interpreting program is now added to the curriculum. You might be reading this thinking: okay, tell me more- how are these 2 similar courses different? They actually are more different than they are alike and to answer that question, you must ask yourself first:
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National Medical Interpreting Exam Prep Course & What You Need To Know

Getting a medical translator certification (or medical interpreting certification) is a process, but a rewarding process for bilingual adults seeking to change their career. When one embarks on a journey to become a medical interpreter or translator, there are hundreds of medical interpreting training courses out there to choose from- but not all of them are created equal. A lot of those other courses are self taught, and students choose them initially to save a few dollars. It isn't until after paying a nonrefundable fee to register for national medical interpreting certification exam, that they realize those other courses didn't meet the standards. That is usually when we see those students- after all of that time, trouble and money was already wasted. At this point, you've either heard all about our 60-hour medical interpreter training course or have already taken it...if not, well, now is the time to get acquainted with what we do: provide quality medical interpreting training so our students can continue with long, successful medical interpreting careers. So why are we offering a national medical interpreting exam prep course?
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How to Get A Medical Translator Certification

Getting a medical translator certification is a worth pursuing for those who are bilingual in English and another target language. A medical translator is someone who is paid to translate medical documents to Limited English Proficient (LEP) and non English speaking patients. A medical interpreter is someone who is paid to interpret conversations between the LEP patient and their doctor. The good news is to become a medical translator you can also work as a medical interpreter and vice versa. If there is anything to be learned from the Coronavirus pandemic, it's that the modern world requires the majority of people to work a modern career that can be done remotely. Of course there are some outliers whose job necessitates workers be physically present but for the most part, going to an office for work is a thing of the past. Getting a medical translator certification is a worthy career path for anyone who is bilingual in English and another language- but where do you start?
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