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Medical Interpreters

The job of the Medical Interpreter is challenging on multiple levels. Not only do you need to understand the culture and language of the individuals you’re interpreting for, you also need to have a firm grasp of medical terminology.

At the Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association (UMTIA) the Medical Interpreting Committee provides other members and contacts the opportunity to attend sessions where you can learn about different medical concepts, conditions, and terminology.

You will receive a certificate which will state the name of the workshop, the presenter and number of hours of the workshop. You can then submit this certificate to the organizations that require continuing education units (CEU’s) for their consideration.

Join This Committee

Members of UMTIA in good standing can join the Medical Interpretation Committee, in order to be part of the organization of events. Email us at to connect.

Medical Interpretation Training & Events

If there are any upcoming events scheduled for the Medical Interpretation Committee, you will find them listed below. If you’re interested in attending a particular topic, and would like it to be covered in a future training please email us at

Save the Date: UMTIA Conference on 11/11/17 @ University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Honeywell Lecture Hall (L-110)
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Save the Date!! 11/11/17

For UMTIA’s 2017 Conference

Prepare yourself for a day full of education, networking, and great fun!


Throughout the day, there will be multiple presentations that appeal to legal, healthcare and education interpreters as well as translators. The day will be split into two tracks, and you will always have the option of choosing which of the two presentations you would like to attend. The University of Minnesota will be hosting and we’ll be at the Carlson School of Management. We hope to see you there!

Registration opens on October 1st, 2017. Conference is Saturday 11/11 from 8:00am-4:30pm and will include 6 CEUs.

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Contact the Medical Interpreters Committee

Have a question about the committee, or want to join? Reach out to the committee chair at Please indicate what committee you're interested in.

Committee Updates

The Tenth Standard of Practice: Don’t Be Alone With the Patient

Scholarship Opportunity for Interpreters – Fall 2017

ATA Webinar on Endocrine System 9/12/17

Medical Interpreter Registry Meeting 9/9/17

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