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Interpreting Skills Assessment

The medical interpreting skills assessment tests for a candidate’s ability to conduct interpreting in English and a second language between a provider and a non-English speaking patient.

In addition to the interpreted medical encounter where interpreting skills are evaluated, a written test is conducted to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge in the following areas:

  • Medical vocabulary
  • Knowledge of most common conditions, including symptoms
  • Patient culture, ethics and standards of practice
  • Medical procedures and specialties
  • Knowledge of basic anatomy