Medical Interpreting Immersion (

This is an in-person event.

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Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
United States

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This four-day intensive course will offer application of anatomy and physiology in American Sign Language, with an emphasis on classifiers, specialized terminology used in medical settings, and ethical decision making strategies especially for medical settings.

To optimize learning, the program is offered at a hospital. Participants will analyze and practice interpreting discourse in both classroom and clinical settings. Class time will be interactive and hands-on, with lots of time for practice and feedback in a safe, supportive environment.

This program is facilitated by Karen Malcolm and Nigel Howard.

Requirements: To register for this training, you must have

  • National certification: BEI III or Advanced; NAD IV or V; RID CDI, CI/CT, NIC or above
  • At least 3 years of general interpreting experience
  • Proof of current flu vaccination and TB Mantoux test
  • Plan to attend the entire program. Partial attendance is not permitted.

RID CEUs: St. Catherine University is an approved sponsor for RID CEUs. This program will offer 2.5 RID CMP CEUs in professional studies and assumes some knowledge of the topic.

Registration fee is $250.

Complete the application form at ( to apply for admission. Applicants will be notified of their status on January 26.

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