English - Mandarin Chinese

Online Medical Interpreter Training Program


Taught by Healthcare Professionals and Professional Interpreters/CMIs

70-Hour Professional Medical Interpreter Certificate

Medical Section Part 1: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Diagnostic Procedures, Medical Specialties in English and Chinese. Assignments are submitted in English and Chinese. Final Evaluation in English and Chinese.

Interpreting Section Part 2: Principles of Medical Interpreting, Consecutive Interpreting, Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, Roles of the Interpreter

Medical Instructors/Mentors:

Marlene V. Obermeyer, MA, RN, Instructor
Helen Wei, MD, Medical Mentor

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Comments from students and graduates.

My name is Alison Z., in the English-Mandarin Program. A Little about myself, I am from Cali and a rising junior at Brandeis University studying Biochemistry and Art. I am on the pre-medical track. And through this course I hope to become a resource for those in need of medical help regardless of English proficiency. I hope my role as an interpreter would give me more value in a hospital setting as a zealous volunteer and a chance at delivering better service as a future doctor.
Thank you to our wonderful mentors and all of you for making this experience such a pleasure!

My name is Aixiang. I am from Mainland China. After I came to America, I have worked as a community translator/interpreter for around five years. Since I am interested in becoming a medical interpreter, which would require professional knowledge of medical terminology and better interpretation skills, I decided to take a training program. Then, I came across this online program. I am really thankful that I can be a participant of this program. It has been educational, fun, challenging and rewarding.