Through the medical interpreting program, students are trained to become certified medical interpreters. Students will be required to complete a 40 hour training program (Bridging the Gap) followed by 40 hours of shadowing a medical interpreter during the semester through the health externship program placement at the Neighborhood Health Center and Well Care Clinic. Over the summer, the clinical-based interpreters will serve at the Neighborhood Health Center, under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, Carrie Miles, while the public health interpreters will serve at the Wayne County Health Department. While pursuing certification, the clinical-based interpreters will have access to shadowing various healthcare professionals in addition to supporting any translation/interpreting needs, including: medical documents, marketing and educational materials, and patient appointments. In the public health sector, students will aid vaccination sites providing crucial support to help educate the Latinx population; this may also include doing some canvassing of highly Latinx-populated areas.
For information please contact:
- Center of Global Health Peer Mentor, Medrine Kihanga | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Associate Director of Center for Global Health, Jessie Pilewski | email@example.com
- Center of Global Health