Korean/English Medical Interpreter Certificate

Enhance your career in healthcare! Become a Korean/English medical interpreter.

The University of Georgia’s Korean/English Medical Interpreter Certificate expands career choices for bilingual individuals proficient in Korean and English who work in medical or healthcare fields. The program is also ideal for those seeking employment in these fast-growing fields or those seeking their first professional interpreting certificate.


  • Format: Classroom

    Hours: 40 hours / 4.0 CEUs

    Where: UGA's Gwinnett campus

    When: Oct. 8 - Nov.  14, 2014

    Cost: $849

The program covers:

  • Ethics of Interpreting
  • Healthcare interpreting terminology in English and Korean
  • Korean/English linguistics skills
  • Analysis of the healthcare provider environment and issues regarding Korean healthcare
  • Development of integrated interpreter skills
  • Understanding the cultural aspects of Korean healthcare

Becoming a professional interpreter is a learned and skill-based process.  This 40-hour classroom training program equips you to serve as professional medical interpreter. The program prepares you with the theoretic, linguistic and procedural backgrounds necessary to comply with the Medical Interpreting Standards of Practice. 

Job Outlook: Professional interpreters have stronger-than-average employment opportunities. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, interpreters and translators can expect much faster than average employment growth over the next decade due to the increase in the number of foreign language speakers in the United States and the broadening of international ties.

Who Should Attend?

  • Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, front office staff, receptionists, dieticians, laboratory technicians, social workers, etc. who are bilingual in English and Korean
  • Interpreters and translators who are entering or currently employed in the medical field or healthcare settings, such as hospitals, physicians' offices, pharmacies, rehabilitation clinics, etc. 
  • Independent interpreters
  • Interpreters with other interpreting credentials, such as those who have completed the Korean/English Legal Interpreter Certificate Program or the Professional Interpreter in Education Certificate Program
  • Individuals seeking employment in the medical field or in a healthcare setting
  • Individuals seeking their first professional interpreting certificate

Course Information

Course Number: 


Course Date: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - Friday, November 14, 2014
Course Date Info: 

Wednesdays and Fridays
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Course Format: 
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
Course Fee(s): 


Continuing Education Information: 
  • 4.0 CEUs
  • Certificate of Program Completion
  • Timely completion of assignments is required including the successful completion of written and oral assignments. To receive your Certificate of Completion, your attendance is required at all five sessions, and you must have a score of 70% or better for the final written and oral examination.

Grace Seoyoung Cruz is a Korean interpreter/translator with a background in medical and legal interpreting. She is a Patient & Community Liaison  for all sites of the Gwinnett Medical Center. 

Ms. Cruz uses her interpreting and legal training to support patients and family members so that they may receive efficient health care services and she also serves as liaison for grievances. She has a Paralegal Diploma from Tennessee Career College, Nashville, Tenn., and an Associate Degree/International Trade, Seoul, Korea.

Other training includes:

Grady Hospital Mental Health Interpretation Training, Culture Smart Train the Trainers for Language Coaches, Culture Smart Medical Interpreter Training, GA Commission on Interpreters Workshop, Interpreting for Mental Health Workshop

She was selected as a People to Know in Gwinnett County by Gwinnett Magazine, 2013 

There is no prerequisite other than you must consider yourself bilingually (Korean/English) proficient. Should you not meet the language requirement, no refund of previously paid course fee will be given. Contact the Professional and Personal Development office for more details.