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Advanced Medical Terminology for Interpreters - FALL 2019

Advanced Medical Terminology for Interpreters - FALL 2019

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This advanced healthcare interpreting workshop is for interpreters who have taken medical terminology with Arcos Institute before [8 CE credits].


Designed for those who took Medical Terminology for Interpreters and left wanting more, this class will take your knowledge of the language of healthcare to the next level. This 8-hour class will cover the following:

  • A quick review of key concepts covered in Medical Terminology for Interpreters (term architecture, register, and body systems).

  • The anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, the integumentary system, the immune system, and the urinary system.

  • Tests, procedures, symptoms, and common conditions related to these systems.

  • Creation of and practice with bilingual glossaries.

  • Exercises and practice sessions.

  • A final self-assessment.

This workshop will be conducted in English, with opportunities and resources available to build equivalent vocabulary in a non-English target language.

Pre-requisite: Medical Terminology for Interpreters


This class relies on Medical Terminology for Interpreters, 4th edition. A free copy of this book will be provided to those participants who have not yet received one from Arcos Institute.


Early bird registration. Use the following discount code when registering before September 30th: WIF6GKI.

Team sign-up. Find 2 other interpreters to sign up with you and receive a 10% discount. Team Sign Up registration form.

Bundle of 2. Sign up for both ‘Medical Terminology’ and ‘Advanced medical terminology’ and save $30 on your registration. Purchase your bundle here.

Employer registration. If you would like your employer to pay for your professional development, please have them fill out and submit this form.

To register, please click on the purchase button above. 


WA DSHS: 8 professional continuing education credits have been approved.

WA AOC: 8 professional continuing education credits have been approved.

CCHI: 7.75 instructional hours have been accredited nationally.


Please read carefully the following requirements for completion:

To receive a Certificate of Successful Completion, participants have to attend 100% of the course. Participants are required to be on time for every class and to not leave before the end of the class. 


South Seattle College (West Seattle Campus) - 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Room: OLY204

Free parking available on the street. On campus parking with a permit.


Saturday November 16th and Saturday November 23rd; 1pm - 5pm

This is an 8-hour training that spans over two consecutive Saturdays. Participants who complete the training attend both Saturdays.



Cindy Roat trainer of healthcare interpreters

Cindy Roat, MPH, is a trainer of interpreters, educators and healthcare providers, and a consultant to healthcare facilities, helping them improve their language access services. An internationally renowned trailblazer in the healthcare interpreting field, Cindy is a founding member and past Co-chair of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care, a founding member of the Washington State Coalition on Language Access (WASCLA), and a former board member of the Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS), where she organizes and teaches workshops for healthcare interpreters. Cindy is widely recognized as an engaging public speaker and assiduous advocate for limited-English-proficient populations.


You might also be interested in English Pronunciation. This class takes place in the mornings over the course of five Saturdays. Two of those Saturdays coincide with Advanced Medical Terminology for Interpreters.