According to the U.S. Department of Labor, interpreters and translators can expect much faster than average employment growth over the next decade. The University of Georgia’s Korean/English Medical Interpreter Certificate expands career choices for bilingual individuals proficient in Korean and English.


Format: Classroom

Hours: 40

Credits: 4.0 CEUs

Where: Gwinnett campus

When: Sep. 25 - Oct. 23

Cost: $879 w/ materials


Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for adults and will include medically explicit discussion of topics that are of an adult nature, including but not limited to body parts and bodily functions, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. The class is open to students 18 years of age and up. Minors ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian who must be present in the classroom with the student at all times. We highly recommend that parents or guardians take advantage of the learning opportunity by signing up with their students. Please note that a request and agreement form for registration of a minor is required to complete the application. Call (706) 542-3537 for more information.

The course will be valuable to:

  • 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.
  • Individuals seeking employment in the medical field or in a healthcare setting
  • Individuals seeking their first professional interpreting certificate

Course Information

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Course Date Info: 

Saturdays, September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

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

$879 (includes course materials)

(Grace) Seo Young Cruz grew up and finished her education in Seoul, Korea and has been living in Atlanta, GA since 2007. She obtained a Paralegal Diploma from Tennessee Career College, Nashville, TN., and an Associate Degree in International Trade in Korea. Grace was featured in the "People to Know" section of Gwinnett Magazine in 2013. Her role was managing the office and interpreting for her Korean patients. She has over 12 years of medical interpreting and translating experiences and was the first Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI #101158) in GA.

Grace’s most recent major translation work was with GA Advance Directives at her previous employment with Gwinnett Medical Center. She also translated the majority of educational documents for Gwinnett County Public School System. She is actively involved with many of the language-providing agencies and works as a freelance interpreter and translator. Grace is currently employed at Advance Medical Management, INC. as an Administrative Client Liaison and volunteers as the president at MING (Medical Interpreter Network of GA), 2018. Grace has participated in the following training courses: Grady Hospital Mental Health Interpretation Training, Culture Smart Train the Trainers for the Language Coaches, Culture Smart Medical Interpreter Training, GA Commission on Interpreters Workshop, and Interpreting for Mental Health Workshop. Grace developed the curriculum and serves as the instructor for the University of Georgia Korean/English Medical Interpreter Certificate Program.