Medical Interpreting

Medical Interpreting at BU's Center for Professional EducationMedical interpretation is the fastest-growing specialization within the field of multilingual professionalism. In this certificate program, you will learn to balance the proper degree of professional reserve with the compassion and caring that are critical to the healing process. Through case studies, role-playing, and the review of medical procedures, you'll prepare yourself to serve competently as a "bridge" between medical personnel and patients from a variety of ethnic communities.

The Medical Interpreting certificate program consists of an entrance test, five required courses, and an optional internship.

Core Course (Chinese)

Code Course Title Tuition
INT001M Interpreter Test (Chinese) $50
INT101M Introduction to Communication and Written Translation (Chinese) $1,375
INT102M Interpreting I (Chinese) $875
INT106M Community/Public Service Interpreting (Chinese) $875
INT103M Interpreting II (Chinese) $875
INT105M Medical Interpreting (Chinese) $875
INT400 Interpreter Internship $800

Core Course (Portuguese)

Code Course Title Tuition
INT001P Interpreter Testing (Portuguese) $50
INT101P Introduction to Communication and Written Translation (Portuguese) $1,375
INT102P Interpreting I (Portuguese) $875
INT106P Community/Public Service Interpreting (Portuguese) $875
INT103P Interpreting II (Portuguese) $875
INT105P Medical Interpreting (Portuguese) $875
INT400 Interpreter Internship $800

Core Courses (Spanish)

Code Course Title Tuition
INT001S Interpreter Testing (Spanish) $50
INT101S Introduction to Communication and Written Translation (Spanish) $1,375
INT102S Interpreting I (Spanish) $875
INT106S Community/Public Service Interpreting (Spanish) $875
INT103S Interpreting II (Spanish) $875
INT105S Medical Interpreting (Spanish) $875
INT400 Interpreter Internship $800

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