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Fundamentals of Medical Interpreting Language Assessment

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

September – December 2020

Classes will be held on
Thursday evenings 6-9pm
Saturday mornings 8:30am-11:30am

Berkshire AHEC is offering a
“Fundamentals of Medical Interpreting”
for bilingual and multilingual individuals in Western Massachusetts.

The components of the program include practical applications of fundamental interpreting skills, effective communication in the triad (client- provider-interpreter), listening and memory skills, comprehensive medical terminology in target languages, human anatomy and physiology vital to effective medical interpreting, and methods of interpreting in special settings. Role playing and medical terminology are incorporated into each session. A certificate of completion is provided upon completing the course and passing the final exam.

Classes will be held at
UMass Center at Springfield, Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, Springfield, MA

Payment can be made with all major credit cards.

Due to Berkshire AHEC working remotely
during the COVID-19 stay at home orders
please use email only for registration support requests


Program Fees
Health Care
Non Health Care
Assessment & Class Dates
All registrants must attend an assessment session
in order to be eligible for enrollment.
Fall 2020 Assessment #1
May 30, 2020
at 8:30 am
Zoom Meeting Livestream Link details
will be provided
2 days prior
to meeting
Fall 2020 Assessment #2
June 4, 2020
at 6 pm
Zoom Meeting Livestream Link details
will be provided
2 days prior
to meeting
Fall 2020 Assessment #3
September 12, 2020
at 8:30 am
UMass Center
at Springfield
Tower Square
1500 Main St.
Springfield, MA
Assessments in May 2020 will be
conducted via Zoom meeting
Link: Will be provided 2 days prior to date
Please download Zoom 48 hours prior to this training.

Registration: Berkshire AHEC provides on-line registration for its continuing education programs. Payment can be made with all major credit cards. If you are unable to register electronically, please contact skirby@berkshireahec.org so we can assist you in registering. Please visit www.berkshireahec.org to register for this and all upcoming programs.

Certificates & Completion Requirements:

LIVE: Participants are expected to sign-in and out, attend the entire program, and complete an evaluation. Certificates will be distributed to participants at the end of the program. Participants will not receive a certificate of completion until payment has been received and if the certificate cannot be presented at the event, they will be mailed to the address provided upon registration.

ONLINE-LIVESTREAMING: Participants are expected to log in, attend the entire program, and complete/ submit an evaluation. (instructions will be provided) Upon receipt of the evaluation, certificates will be mailed within two weeks after the program to the address provided upon registration.

Refunds: Berkshire AHEC does not provide refunds after 10 full calendar days prior to the date of the program. If an individual requests a refund after that due to illness a partial credit towards a conference occurring in the same fiscal year may be issued if Berkshire AHEC is notified before the close of business the day prior to the conference. Credits for cancellation due to illness will only be issued once per fiscal year per learner.

Special Requests: If you are hearing impaired, or are a person who is differently abled who requires accommodations, please contact Berkshire AHEC 15 days prior to the training.

Silvana M. Kirby
Director of Medical Interpreter Training
Berkshire AHEC

“This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U77HP03016 Model State-Supported AHEC Program, total award amount and percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”

No NBCC credit is available or offered for this program


June 4
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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