Entercomm offers a variety of training paths. Depending on your interest, schedule, language, budget, learning type, and career goal, you may choose from the following trainings:
Want to know more about our training opportunities? Join us for the OPEN HOUSE on August 27th, 2016 and October 15th, 2016. To sign up, click here.
48-Hour Medical Interpreter Group Training
(Spanish & Chinese)
This 48-hour medical interpreter training features language-specific role plays, a 10-hour medical terminology workshop with a physician, an overview of healthcare system and hospital operation, additional TeamSTEPPS communication tools, and an optional practicum at local hospitals. The training is currently available in Mandarin and Spanish. All practices are monitored by experienced language coaches.
Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Russian, etc.
Price: $899, all inclusive. All candidates will become the The Entercomm Club members automatically and enjoy the ifelong membership benefits.
Class size: <8
48-Hour Medical Interpreter Training
This 48-hour medical interpreter training features intensive role plays, a 10-hour medical terminology workshop with an attending physician, 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 atlocal hospitals. The majority of the non-language specific training will not do a final oral evaluation for you, but we will, which is worth $175 and is included in the tuition.
Languages: All languages other than Spanish and Chinese
Price: $899, all inclusive. All candidates will become members of The Entercomm Club and enjoy the lifelong membership benefits.
Class size: <8
60-Hour Intensive Medical Interpreting Training
Would like more practices and more comprehensive instruction on medical terminology? No problem! This 60-hour medical interpreter training features all language-specific intensive role plays, a two-day medical terminology workshop with an attending physician and language coaches, 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. 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.
48-Hour Medical Interpreting Small Group Training for Bilingual Residency Candidates
This 48-hour medical interpreter training is specifically designed for residency candidates. The training is aimed to not only help residency applicants capitalize on their language skills and cultural diversity, but also to give them a practical understanding of hospital operation and the healthcare system in the U.S. and to make them more comfortable with "talking medical" in English. Graduates can be referred to several teaching hospitals in New York to volunteer as medical interpreters. It provides a great platform for residency candidates to network, to observe and to familiarize with the medical setting and medical communication.
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Languages: Spanish & Mandarin
Price: $999, all inclusive.
We have heard that residency candidates say how they helped "translate" during their externships, but do you know what you did was not "translation"? We have heard people say how they used google translate or other apps to communicate with their patients to show their cultural competency, but do you know that is actually illegal and should be avoided? The percentage of limited English proficient patients at some New York hospitals can be as high as 60% to 70%, and programs need you to diversify the program and to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate care to these patients without getting into any legal trouble. Knowing how is the key, and we will help you get there.
Entercomm offers a variety of continuing education workshops for certified and trained interpreters.
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