The Healthcare Interpreting Fellowship is a supervised practicum for certified ASL-English interpreters.
Supervised work experience:
- Provides practical, real-world experience.
- Fosters dialogue and reflective practice with more experienced interpreters.
- Builds confidence to apply skills and knowledge to working in healthcare settings.
- Protects the interests of consumers and providers.
Supervision is an essential part of increasing the number of qualified interpreters because of the high-risk nature of healthcare interpreting.
To be considered for a fellowship, certified interpreters must have:
- Completed medical terminology and anatomy and physiology courses.
- Completed additional study on healthcare interpreting.
- At least three years experience as a working interpreter.
This year our work focuses on training supervisors. We are not placing fellows in 2016.
Supervisors are experienced healthcare interpreters. They have:
- Completed advanced studies in healthcare interpreting.
- At least 500 hours experience interpreting in medical settings.
- Completed supervisor and mentor training.
Fellowship Supervisor Training available from the CATIE Center will be linked here in spring 2016.