The Core Medical Interpreter Training™ (CMIT™) program provides students with intensive training to prepare for the challenges within a growing and competitive health care marketplace.

This program is offered to bilingual or multilingual individuals, who are either currently working in health care or are interested in obtaining an entry-level credential in the field. The training covers all basic aspects of interpreting in healthcare, including the roles, modes, ethics, and current professional and regulatory guidelines.

Our 100-hour program covers strategies for effective communication between different cultures in the health care setting. The training includes twelve hours of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology; eight hours on the Codes of Ethics, and intensive role-playing to gain new skills and significantly improve patient safety. Our goal is to promote National Best Practice Standards in Professional Medical Interpreting for all limited-English proficient (LEP) patients requiring assistance.


The only 100-hour Core Medical Interpreter Training™ (CMIT™) Program in the Philadelphia Region in compliance with the newly recommended National Training Guidelines

The Core Medical Interpreter Training™ Program empowers Interpreters to:

– Be essential members of the healthcare team

– Show professionalism and respect at all times

– Ensure accurate understanding between patients and providers

– Make appropriate decisions under difficult circumstances based on the Code of Ethics 

January-February 2022 (100 hours)

Coronavirus Update

Our CMIT™ program is ready to face the challenges that the current COVID-19 outbreak is imposing on training activities. Our program is hybrid (classroom and online instruction), and we have augmented the availability of lessons online to minimize the need for physical classroom activities.

As of now, the CMIT™ event in April-May is scheduled with modifications in the teaching agenda to make it 100% online. However, we will monitor and abide to the re-opening, contact tracing, and social distancing guidelines to resume physical classroom activities when possible.

Location of classroom activities (Hybrid mode):

Classroom: Virtual via Zoom

Training days for the 100-hour CMIT™      

Saturdays (4) and Sundays (4)

Dates (Synchronous classes via Zoom):

Saturdays: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12

Sundays: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13

Time:            8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost:             $800

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Instructor: Gerardo Lazaro, Ph.D., CHI™
Need more information?

Call (302) 404-0140



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