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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 [email protected] 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 [email protected].

Register Now: UMTIA Conference on 11/11/17 @ University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Honeywell Lecture Hall (L-110)
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


There will be multiple presentations in two tracks, allowing you to obtain 6 CEU’s, with content of interest to translators and interpreters. 


Date:              Saturday, 11/11/17
Time :             8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location:       University of Minnesota
                      Carlson School of Management
                     Honeywell Lecture Hall (L-110)
321 19th Ave S
                     Minneapolis, MN 55455

Registration Information (click here):

  • Enrolled in an academic translation/interpreting program. Must present proof of current student status.
  • ONLY for interpreters who work in languages other than Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Vietnamese, Karen, Arabic, Chinese, Mandarin, Russian, Oromo and Laotian. MUST BE OR BECOME AN UMTIA MEMBER.

For Student and Rare Languages Rates, contact [email protected] to provide proof of qualifications and to obtain registration code.

  Become a member to participate in this event, and your 2018 membership is free.

                   We hope to see you there!

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