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2017 Training for Volunteer Medical Interpreters

Learn the Basics of Medical Interpreting!

2017 Training for Volunteer Medical Interpreters


GIC is running a training course for medical interpreters so that residents who lack confidence in Japanese can have worry-free medical consultations. The course will cover the basics, so all those interested in medical interpreting, including first-timers, are very welcome!


When: 10:00 - 17:00, 18th November (Sat.) & 19th November (Sun.), 2017

Where: 18th November: Kani Public Arts Center ALA (3433-139, Shimoedo, Kani-shi)

       19th November: Gifu University School of Medicine (1-1 Yanagido, Gifu-shi)

Who: registered Gifu Prefecture volunteer medical interpreters and those interested in becoming volunteers.

※Non-Japanese participants must have a conversational level of Japanese. Japanese participants must have a conversational level of the target language.

Target languages: Portuguese, Chinese, Tagalog

Participant capacity: 50 people    

Fee: free of charge

Course content: ※the course will be held in Japanese.

18th: the Japanese health care system, the mindset of a medical interpreter, basic medical knowledge and interpreting skills

19th: practical training and role-playing using medical dummies

※Participants who attend on both days will receive a certificate of participation.

Applications/Enquiries: Gifu International Center (TEL: 058-214-7700)

Participants will be eligible to take the Gifu Prefecture Volunteer Medical Interpreters Registration Exam. 

For more information, please see the following PDF: PDFダウンロードボタン