Interpreting In the News

MGH Newsletter Showcases MET-Educated Interpreter

October 2, 2015

Jonathan Fitzgerald, who holds a certificate in medical interpreting from MET’s Center for Professional Education, received a nice write-up in the August 17 issue of Massachusetts General Hospital’s newsletter, The Interpreter. A Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI) serving Spanish-speaking patients, Fitzgerald credits CPE Program Coordinator Karen Murphy for helping him break into the field.

See “Interpreter Profile: Jonathan Fitzgerald”.

Michael O’Laughlin, Director of CPE’s program for Interpreters, quoted in Cape Cod Times

February 9th, 2012

The article in the Cape Cod Times talks about the demands of interpreters in the courtroom. Assigned to help non-English speaking offenders be represented in court, interpreters are often their lifeline. Michael talks about the challenges and types of interpreting used in court.

Read what he says

Interpreters of Maladies

January 27th, 2011

BU Today is running a series of articles on the many ways the Boston University Community works to ease the hardships of immigrants and refugees in the Boston area. Instructor Michael O'Laughlin and the Center for Professional Education's interpreter programs are highlighted here.

O'Laughlin, who is the director of the interpreter certificate program at Metropolitan College's Center for Professional Education, has been teaching interpreters for more than 15 years. In that time, he has prepared hundreds of people for work as interpreters in courts, in hospitals, and for other community service.

Read the full article on BU Today.

CPE Instructor Honored by NCIHC

April 2nd, 2010

The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) has honored Center for Professional Education instructor Estela McDonough for her work on improving the lives of all people through the promotion of language access in healthcare. McDonough has been working on language access issues in health care for close to 30 years.

In the nomination, McDonough was described as "always [going] above and beyond making sure patients and providers communicate in the most effective way to guarantee patients receive healthcare in the way they deserve. She also shares her passion with her students, so that the new generation of interpreters embodies the principles of dignity and respect."

Read the full press release.