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Medical Terminology for Interpreters

Who said medical terminology is boring?

Come and enjoy the fun—and prepare yourself for certification!


About Medical Terminology for Interpreters

Purchase the handbook here.Prepare for national medical interpreter certification! This one-day workshop on Medical Terminology for Interpreters offered by CCC since 2006 is a vital first step. Two national job surveys showed that medical terminology is a critical component of the healthcare interpreter's performance and medical terminology will be tested for both national medical interpreter certifications.


Not to worry: this lively one-day workshop isn't dry. The day is packed with interactive activities that focus on Greek and Latin roots and affixes, medical specialties, six body systems (with some anatomy and physiology), diseases and disorders, symptoms, medical abbreviations and more. The session includes a 134-page published handbook that includes Spanish translations for almost all the terms and activities; however, the workshop and handbook were also designed for interpreters who speak any other language. This enjoyable day is also invaluable preparation for anyone who seeks medical interpreter certification!


To find out more about Medical Terminology for Interpreters, click here.

To register for our Maryland sessions of the program, click here.


This program includes a certificate and is approved by the Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services for 7 DSHS CECs, by the Maryland Court Interpreter Program for 7 CE credits, by the Pennsylvania Interpreter Certification Program (ICP) for 3 CEUs and by the American Translators Association for 7 ATA CEPs.




Photos from Medical Terminology

Testimonials from Participants of Medical Terminology


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About Cross-Cultural Communications

Cross-Cultural Communications is the only national training agency in the U.S. devoted to community interpreting and cultural competence. It is also the only organization that licenses community interpreter trainers across the U.S. and in other countries. For more information about Cross-Cultural Communications please visit www.cultureandlanguage.net.