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40-hr Intensive Medical Interpreter Training (For ASL Interpreters)

08/12/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 08/21/2016 @ 5:00 pm


This course provides intense, skill-centered training to meet high standards set for medical interpreters today. The techniques and tools provided can be immediately applied to enhance interpretation skills.

4.0 BEI CEUs approved
RID CEUs available if requested in advance.

You must attend the entire course to receive credit. Class schedule is as follows:

Friday, August 12 from 5:30PM to 9:30PM
Saturday, August 13 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Sunday, August 14 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Friday, August 19 from 5:30 to 9:30PM
Saturday, August 20 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Sunday, August 21 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

For more information visit: www.masterword.com/training-services/training

Course Trainers

Whitney Gissell

Whitney Gissell holds the position of Manager for Compliance and Quality Assurance for MasterWord Services and a BEI: Advanced level certified American Sign Language interpreter. She obtained degrees in Psychology and Neuroscience from Texas A&M University which laid the foundation of knowledge from which she drew during her experiences as the first staff American Sign Language interpreter at the world renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center within the Texas Medical Center. Whitney has developed a compendium of training courses for healthcare interpreters and translators that she has presented at forums across the country while holding her previous role as the Training and Development Specialist for MasterWord Services. She has also been a speaker and panel participant for multiple organizations and associations on topics related to language access, cultural awareness, quality initiatives and medical interpreting.

Cody Francisco

M. Cody Francisco, CDI is a native of Jenks, Oklahoma and brings over 14 years of professional interpreting experience. Cody was born into a family of 7 children and became profoundly deaf at 8 months old as a result of Spinal Meningitis. He attended Oklahoma State University for his Bachelor’s in Human Resource: Organizational Development. He also attended Rochester Institute of Technology and obtained his Bachelor’s of Social Work and Master’s in Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus in Deaf Studies and Counseling. Cody is an adjunct professor for several Interpreter Training Programs. He is actively involved with the Deaf Community as well as the Interpreting Community. Cody is also a representative for Region IV of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. During his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He currently resides in Houston, TX.


08/12/2016 @ 5:30 pm
08/21/2016 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


MasterWord Services – Training and Assessments


Lamar University, Communication Building (Room 129)
211 Redbird Lane
Beaumont, TX 77710 United States
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