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: Coming Spring 2023

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

Course Date Info: 

Coming Spring 2023

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

$879 (includes course materials)

Hyun Rutledge was born in South Korea and studied English at Hankuk University of Foreign Languages in Seoul South Korea. Since coming over to the United States, Ms. Rutledge attended Georgia Institute of Technology and Devry University in Atlanta and held multiple professional jobs before she became a freelance interpreter in 2012. Ms. Rutledge worked as an exclusive Emory Hospital medical interpreter for years, her experience includes working for The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), multiple hospitals, county courts, law offices, and medical practices. In 2017, she joined CNN International where she began working on Korean issues including all the Inter-Korean summits and the Olympics held in South Korea. She continued to work with CNN International for the historic US-Korean summits. Ms. Rutledge is a CMI-Korean designation holder.

She lives in Gwinnett County, and enjoys doing pottery, hiking, rock climbing, cooking, and wineries.