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 2020 (100 hours)


The Perelman Center at the University of Pennsylvania

3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Jordan Medical Education Center (JMEC)

Room 504 (JMEC 504)

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Training days for the 100-hour CMIT       

 Saturdays (4) and Sundays (4)

Dates:           1/25, 1/26, 2/1, 2/2, 2/8, 2/9, 2/15, 2/16

Time:            8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost:             $900

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