It is highly recommended to take the required training of your state in order to become a Qualified of Certified Medical Interpreter. This is a serious line of work, as we interpret health information between the medical professional and the limited English speaking patient and/or patient’s family member.
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 sicknesses, so that when these are explained by the medical prof0essional, you can relate to these terms. This can avoid being surprised or challenged by the information being provided by the medical professional.