National Board for Certification of Medical Interpreters – monthly webinars

The National Board for Certification of Medical Interpreters holds monthly webinars to inform medical interpreters about their medical certification program.  The schedule for the rest of 2012 is as follows:

August 23  11:00 AM

September 21    4:00 PM

October 22  12 noon

November 27   1:00 PM

December 19    11:00 AM

To HEAR the webinar, access the Audio portion of the meeting, use your phone: USA Toll-Free: (877) 336-1839 ACCESS CODE: 9024911 (International or USA Caller Paid Toll: (636) 651-0008 ACCESS CODE: 9024911)

To SEE the presentation, access the Web portion of the meeting, use your computer and Internet Explorer is the most appropriate browser: Web Meeting Address: http://www.connectmeeting.att.com Meeting Number: 8773361839 ACCESS CODE: 9024911

Procedures for the audio:

1. Dial in and wait until you are added to the call 2. Put your phone on mute by pressing *6 (to un-mute press *6 again) 3. Please do not place your phone on hold during the webinar.

You can also download the latest presentation displayed during the most recent Webinar series at http://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/necessary-step-patie

Calling all Vietnamese and Korean medical interpreters

The National Board for Certification of Medical Interpreters needs your help in piloting the certification exams for these languages.  The pilot exams are free and you will have this great practice for taking the certification exam when it becomes available by the end of the year.  The pilot tests are scheduled at your convenience at Einstein Hospital.  The exams are administered by phone.  There are two sight translations from English into the target language and then twelve consecutive dialogues of medical interpreting encounters.  The test takes about 1 hour.  If you would so kind to consider this request contact Rita Weil, Secretary, National Board for Certification of Medical Interpreters,  at ritaweil@yahoo.com.