48-Hour Medical Interpreter Group Training
(Language Neutral)

60-Hour Medical Interpreter Group Training (Language-specific) with  

4-hour BLS training (64hrs in total)

Registration is NOW OPEN! Click here to register!

Would like more practices and more comprehensive instructions on medical terminology? No problem! This 64-hour medical interpreter training features all language-specific intensive role plays, a 24-hour medical terminology workshop with an attending physician and language coaches in Chinese, Spanish, Korean and Russian, interactive exercises and case studies of code of ethics, an overview of healthcare system and hospital operation, additional TeamSTEPPS patient safety communication tools which are valued by a lot of healthcare organizations, and an optional practicum at local hospitals. On top of all these, you will receive a 4-hour hands-on basic life support training and receive your BLS provider card from the American Heart Association! 

The majority of the medical interpreter training will not do a final oral evaluation for you, but we will, which is worth $100 and is included in the tuition. 


All graduates will enjoy the lifelong benefits of The Entercomm Club such as career services, access to valuable materials and recruitment information, and opportunities to receive free books and CDs from us. You will also be invited to all our exclusive networking, career development and educational events. 

WHY US

This 400-page manual is included in your tuition!

What else is included:

A practice book!

A glossary or a medical terminology textbook!

All materials used in the class and all stationary you would need for the class!

Meals for all training days!

  • We broke the traditional model of "interpreters teach interpreters". Our trainer team is consisted of certified interpreters, health administration & HR specialist, physicians and community outreach program representatives.
     

  • The two day medical terminology workshop is instructed by an interpreter trainer, an attending physician and language coaches. Participants will receive comprehensive and accurate medical information through presentation, practices and interactive activities. This is the only medical terminology workshop that is instructed by an attending physician in New York. 
     

  • This training provides a solid theoretical foundation as well as practical instructions for interpreters who target multiple career paths, including not only being a freelancer, but also a dual-role interpreter.
     

  • This training provides in-depth insights on the language access laws, regulations, hospital policies, and the administration of the language assistance program to give interpreters a more comprehensive perspective towards language services as well as hospital administration and to minimize their risks of getting into “ethical dilemmas” due to the lack of awareness of the legal regulations.
     

  • The TeamSTEPPS system has also been integrated in this training to help interpreters become part of the healthcare team, master the language to communicate with other team members and to better handle concerns, conflicts and risky advocacy behaviors.  
     

  • As our graduates, you will enjoy the life-long post-graduation career development benefits, including job referrals, arranging for practicum at local hospitals, resume critique, mock interview and attending all career and continuing education events hosted by Entercomm for free. For more member benefits, please click here. For more news on our past events, please visit our News page.

     

TRAINING SCHEDULE

Next class: 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, 7/21, 7/22 and 7/23

 

You will have 2 chances to pass the written final and one chance to pass the oral final. Upon passing both finals, you will receive your certificate of completion in mail. Attendees who pass the written final but fail the oral final, or fail the written test will receive the certificate of attendance in mail. 

 

Location: 295 Northern Blvd., Suite 301, Great Neck, NY

CORE CONTENT

  • An overview of the interpreting profession; medical interpreting, community interpreting, conference interpreting, and legal interpreting; language access laws, limited English proficient patient, and hospital language assistance program administration; 
     

  • Code of ethics and standards of practice of interpreters in healthcare; We guide your though the process of applying the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice through practical exercises and role plays;
     

  • The process of an interpreting session; modes of interpreting & practices: consecutive and sight translation; interpreting skills: introduction, positioning, direct communication, memory development and note taking; Role plays are monitored by language coaches;
     

  • Mediation and cultural mediation as a freelance, full-time or dual-role interpreter; ethical dilemmas; patient safety and the TeamSTEPPS communication framework; safe advocacy;
     

  • A two day medical terminology workshop with an attending physician (24 hours): dissecting medical terminology and anatomy, interpreting medical and understanding medical from the beginner to advanced level.
     

  • An overview of the hospital operation, healthcare in the U.S., and buzzing trends in healthcare
     

  • Powertalks and recruitment talks from working interpreters, agency recruiters and hospital administrators to provide you a basic understanding of the prospective career and career development as well as job and internship opportunities.
     

  • A 4-hour hands on training on basic life support  by our medical instructor: This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the skills to sustain that person's life until they can be brought to a hospital or be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures. The BLS for Healthcare Providers Course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen), use of an AED on adults and children, and relief of FBAO in responsive and non-responsive victims. 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

This training is language specific. Candidates MUST be fluent in English and the other language (Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese). A fluency screening will be arranged if the candidate does not meet the criteria.


The following proofs of fluency are accepted to waive the fluency evaluation: 


The other language:

  • Proof that you have graduated from a high school, college or university wherethe other language is the primary instructional language; OR

  • Proof that you have passed a language fluency evaluation by a reputable organization, e.g. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Language Line University, etc.

  • Proof that you have studied this language at an institution in the Unitied States and obtained a degree, e.g. B.A. in Spanish. 

  • Candidates who can not provide such documents will need to pass the initial fluency evaluation. 

 

English: 

 

  • Proof that you have graduated from a high school, college or university where English is the primary instructional language;

  • Proof that you have passed a language fluency evaluation by a reputable organization, e.g. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Language Line University, etc. 

  • Proof that you have taken any of the following examinations:TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT, LSAT.

  • Proof that you have studied English in another country and obtained a degree, e.g. B.A. in English from another country.

  • Candidates who can not provide such documents will need to pass the initial English fluency assessment. 

PRACTICUM

For only $1399, you will get:
 

  • A 400-page text book (worth $95)

  • A work book with role plays and exercises (worth $45)

  • A glossary in your language OR a medical terminology textbook (worth $40)

  • All materials used in the class

  • All stationary you would need for the class

  • Initial placement evaluation (if needed) and final oral evaluation (worth $100)

  • Basic Life Support (worth $150)

  • Breakfast and lunch for all training days, and

  • Lifelong membership to The Entercomm Club (Check out the benefits of being a club member) including unlimited access to valuable materials, career services and job postings and referrals. 

 

The candidate who scores the highest in the written final will receive a $50 rebate. So work for it!!!

 

If you register as a group of three or more, you will receive a group discount of 10% off. 

 

Veterans and their spouses will receive a 10% discount. 

 

As a club member, if you refer someone you know to attend the class, you will get referral rebates! For each referral you make, you will receive $50 in mail. Check out more benefits of being a club member.

 

We accept check, cash, major credit cards and Paypal. Cash must be paid in person and checks can be made to "Entercomm LLC" and mailed to 41 Jayson Ave. Great Neck, NY.  

TUITION

To register:

1. Complete this online registration form 

2. Submit the payment once you receive the confirmation email from us

3. If you wish to inquire in person, please book online.

 

Early Bird Registration: $ 1299

Don't pay $1200 for an entry level large class training! Join our small class individual focused advanced training for LESS!

Participants will have the opportunity to be referred to one of our participating hospitals in New York to complete a 150-200-hour practicum/volunteership. This is a great opportunity for you to enhance your interpreting skills, understand more about various aspects of healthcare and language access regulations and policies, get familiar with communicating and interacting with various staff in the healthcare setting, network, and to find out which interpreting setting may be a better fit for you. 

 

This practicum can be completed at your own pace. Normally a 6h plus shift is required by hospitals, e.g. volunteer once a week, 6 hours per visit. 

 

The schedule of the volunteership needs to coordinate with the hospital's schedule. Getting a volunteer medical interpreter on board is the same as getting an employee on board. The process may take at least 2 weeks and may be up to 2 months. Please let us know your wish to participate in the practicum as soon as possible so that we can make certain arrangments. 

 

 

For now, all our participating services are in the New York area. If you are interested in any hospital that is outside the New York are, you may let us know. We will try out best to get in touch with them. However, due to different legal regulations, patient population, and hospital policies, there is no garantee that we would be successful. 

 

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Our next open house: April 25th at 7 pm, click here to register