The goal of the Medical Interpreter Training Program is to promote access to healthcare by facilitating and enhancing the communication between patient and provider during a healthcare encounter.
This program trains bilingual individuals and employees or volunteers who work in agencies providing Div. of Medical Assistance/MassHealth funded services to become medical interpreters.
Participants must be fluent in speaking, reading and writing English and the target language. Passing a language assessment test that includes an evaluation of oral and written proficiency in English and the target/native language of the interpreter is required of all participants.
A standardized curriculum is utilized that incorporates awareness and respect of cultural perspectives. Attendance at all sessions is required for a certificate of training.
The Medical Interpreter Training Program is supported by MassHealth and the MassAHEC Network, a division of Commonwealth Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School.