Enhance your career in healthcare! Become a certified Korean/English medical interpreter.
The University of Georgia’s Korean/English Medical Interpreter Certificate Program 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.
The Korean/English Medical Interpreter Certificate 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.
Wednesdays and Fridays, 5:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m.
- 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
- 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 Representative/Interpreter 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.
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.
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