Meeting All Your Interpreter Training Needs
Culturesmart has developed essential services and training programs which have been delivered to dozens of healthcare organizations in the U.S. These programs provide bilingual healthcare staff with the skills and knowledge they need to provide competent interpreting services in health care settings.

The Essential Piece™
A 45-Hour Multilingual Medical Interpreter Training Course for Bilingual Healthcare Staff
The Essential Piece training provides qualified bilingual staff with the skills required to deliver accurate and complete medical interpretation in health care settings. Read more

Basics of Medical Interpretation in 16 Hours
Culturesmart’s StartSmart™ provides bilingual medical interpreters with an overview of methodologies, standards, and ethics for healthcare interpreting. Read more

Language Coaching
Language-Specific Interpretation Practicum
Participants learn the medical vocabulary necessary to provide competent and accurate medical interpretation. Vocabulary is studied in English and their target language. Ample time is devoted to a variety of role-play activities. Read more

The Human Body for Medical Interpreters
Seminar on Body Systems and Introduction to Medical Terminology
This program introduces medical terminology concepts to participants so that they may continue to learn at their pace and on their own. Read more

Advanced Seminars
Offered by various experts specializing in the topics of discussion. While observing strict confidentiality, these workshops draw on participants’ experience for its facilitated discussion. Topics covered include: Asthma, Diabetes, Behavioral Health, HIV/AIDS. See Calendar for Current Workshops

Train-the-Trainer Programs
Highly motivated and qualified staff working as interpreters are trained as future trainers for their sponsoring organization. Read more



“If one thinks of an interpreter-assisted history as a diagnostic test, there are virtually no significant tests in medicine that are cheaper. Costs, in general, compare roughly to the costs of the cheapest blood tests that physicians can order.”

- Eric Hardt, MD
Clinical Director of Geriatrics & Medical Consultant to the Interpreter Department
Boston Medical Center