Massachusetts has a number of programs for people to become familiar with the field of Medical Interpretation. You can visit the International Medical Interpreters Association IMIA website to get the list of the training programs.

The Cross Cultural HealthCare Program (CCHP) offers Medical Interpretation training around the country.

Resources For Prospective Medical Interpreters

The following resources are a good starting point to obtain information about Medical Interpreting, medical topics that interpreters need to know, and training and education programs available. We do not endorse any particular training program and encourage prospective medical interpreters to thoroughly research training programs available. Interpreting skills are best developed in a combination of formal training and extensive guided practice and independent study.


Resources for Medical Terminology

Information about Civil Rights & Language Access

Professional Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics