Faculty and Community Seminar on Interpreting Studies and Practice
February 28, 2019
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
MEDICAL INTERPRETING - GAPS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATIONS
Medical interpreting requires great fluency and the ability to interpret in both consecutive and simultaneous modes. Interpreters in this setting are trained specifically to be medical interpreters, but are not often exposed to theories, extensive pre-professional practice, and interpreting skills development training before they begin to interpret in healthcare. This presentation will discuss the realities of medical interpreter work and training at a large hospital system in Western Massachusetts, and will encourage input as to how an area of interpreting that needs large numbers of interpreters is able to work more closely with college and university interpreter and translation degree programs.
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.