Advanced Medical Interpreter Training

The field of medical interpretation is constantly evolving. As the complexity of health care increases, so does the need to provide additional training in specific clinical topics and technologies. 

Massachusetts Medical Interpreter Training, a program of the MassAHEC Network, offers advanced training that provides ongoing professional development opportunities for medical interpreters. In addition to our annual conference for medical interpreters, Paving the Way to Health Care Access, we offer continuing education programs on a variety of specialized topics:

  • Diabetes
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Oral health
  • Pediatrics
  • Mental Health

Registration

Trained medical interpreters who want to increase their proficiency in these topics are eligible to participate in our continuing education programs.

Pre-registration and an entry assessment may be required for admission. Early sign-up is recommended as class size is often limited.


Upcoming Continuing Education Courses

NEW - 30 Hour Mental Health Training Program - Fall 2018 - CLOSED

Presenters:  Jessica Goldhirsch, LCSW, MSW, MPH

Date:  October 15, 2018 through December 17, 2018 @ Somervilla Hospital - Cambridge Health Alliance, 230 Highland Ave, Main Bldg, 2nd floor, Somerville, MA

Credits:  30 CCHI, 3.0 IMIA

Click here for additional information on course description, objectives, and prerequisite.


Past Workshops

Difficult Conversastions:  Palliative Care and End-of-Life Encounters - Part 2

Presenter:  Jessica Goldhirsch, LCSW, MSW, MPH

Date:  November 4, 2017, @ Lowell General Hospital, 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA  01854

Credits: 3.25 CEU hours through CCHI

Click here for more information on course overview, goals, learning objectives.  


Advanced Medical Interpreter Series:  Getting to Yes - Negotiation Skills for the Medical Interpreter - Worcester, MA

Presenters:  Yoshie Ng, CMI and Jessica Goldhirsch, LCSW, MSW, MPH

Date:  Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ Center for Health Impact, 35 Harvard Street, Suite #300, Worcester, MA  01609

Credits: 3.5 contact hours through CCHI

Click here for more information on course overview, goals and learning objectives and registration link.


Advanced Medical Interpreter Series:  Getting to Yes - Negotiation Skills for the Medical Interpreter - Brighton, MA 

Presenters:  Yoshie Ng, CMI and Jessica Goldhirsch, LCSW, MSW, MPH

Date:  Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ Charles River Community Health Center, 495 Western Avenue, Brighton, MA  02135

Credits: 3.5 contact hours through CCHI

Click here for more information on course overview, goals and learning objectives and registration link.

Quote from Participant

“I learned how to become a good interpreter, maintain a professional attitude, and be accurate. I learned how to deal with discrimination and how to serve both the provider and client.

~ J.P., Laotian interpreter

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