Spanish medical interpreter class offers students additional healthcare pathway
YVC’s Spanish Medical Interpreter course teaches the Spanish interpretation for the most common biomedical terms used during patient-provider encounters. It also includes direct interpretation of medical terms, explanatory phrases and informal terms. The course is part of the short-term Medical Interpreter Certificate.
Student Olaf Camacho was excited to enroll in the Spanish Medical Interpreter course and gain skills needed to help patients in the Yakima Valley.
“I have suffered the difficulties of going to the doctor and not being able to understand them,” stated Camacho. “I decided that I wanted to become someone I would have liked to help me when I needed. Also, I want to support my community in a way that everyone will benefit, so I can translate to both languages to help Hispanic people.”
After completing his certification, Camacho plans to work as a medical interpreter.