Jot It Down! Notetaking for Medical Interpreters

Saturday, April 7, 2018 (All day)

9:00 am - 12:45 pm

UMass Center at Springfield


This 3-hour workshop, hosted by Berkshire AHEC, focuses on note taking theory and practice for medical interpreters. We will start with the basics and move beyond to help interpreters begin to develop their own system that fits their context and needs. Participants will become familiar with the principles of notetaking and learn about helpful symbols for the healthcare context. Next, we will work on applying this knowledge through exercises and guided work. Interpreters will work on developing a list of their own symbols and abbreviations, as well as an overall note taking strategy. Finally, we will practice in small groups and in front of all with healthcare-based dialogues. Before the end of the workshop, all participants will prepare a plan for further practice and study.  For more information or to register, click here.