There are few colleges or universities that offer programs in medical interpreting. For a list of colleges that offer programs in translation and interpreting, see the American Translators Association website under “careers.” There are also many other learning opportunities. For a list of training providers, see NHeLP’s Language Services Resource Guide.

For self-guided learning about the profession, see NCIHC’s Working Papers Series (under “Resources”), including a National Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Health Care and National Standards of Practice for Interpreters in Health Care, as well as a glossary of terms. In addition, NHelP’s Language Services Resource Guide (2006) contains multilingual tools and resources, and a glossary of translation and interpreting terms. There is also a good description of the profession at Explore Health Careers.