To be successful as a Medical Interpreter, you should take the required training that your state or country requires for a person to become a Qualified or Certified Medical Interpreter. This is a serious line of work. We interpret health information between the medical professional and the limited English speaking patient and/or patient’s family member and provide the communication in English to the language of the patient.
The Medical Interpreter only relays the information between the medical professional and the patient. We do not provide our own perspective of the medical issue.
It is highly recommendable to learn as much as you can about the human body and its sicknesses, so that when these are explained by the medical prof0essional, you can related to these terms. This can avoid being surprised or challenged by the information being provided by the medical professional.
Below is a compilation of text resources and excellent videos in a progression to help learning the subsystem: