The Community Interpreter (TCI): Medical Focus is a comprehensive 40-hour program preparing bilingual individuals to work as medical interpreters. TCI training meets the prerequisite for national medical/healthcare interpreting certification. This training does not provide credit for CLLC 5100.
The Community Interpreter Medical Focus Training
DATES: May Training now moved to: JUNE 4, 5, 18, and 19, 2021
TIMES: 8:00am until 6pm
LOCATION: CARMEN ZOOM
What’s Included: OSU Carmen Zoom online hosted classroom. The Community Interpreter textbook and workbook will be mailed or available for pick-up in classroom first day of class. Additional cost for language assessment, see details below. Optional Medical Terminology book available for purchase.
Registration Deadline: May 4, 2021 Registration now closed for this session
- Know how to perform professional interpreting protocols and skills for medical interpreting.
- Be able to adhere to professional ethics and standards of practice for medical interpreters.
- Understand the profession of community interpreting, its specializations, and how you fit into that profession.
- Know the role and responsibilities of the community interpreter.
- Understand cultural competence and assess if, when and how to perform cultural mediation.
- Be able to perform in three modes of interpreting: consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation.
- Questions? See FAQ below
A language assessment is mandatory for The Community Interpreter program. (Waived for Ohio State University Medical Center interpreters)
- Assessment instructions (PDF)
- Spanish Language Assessment option (web link): Parrot Test
Do not use an iPhone, iPad device for the Parrot Test