Languages commonly spoken at the clinic include: Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, and Punjabi. When translators come into the clinic they introduce themselves to the clinical coordinator for that day, then head to the break-room in the back to await an opportunity to translate. Medical students determine the need for a translator when they call their patients. The students come to the break room and ask if translators speak the language that the patient is requesting. During times when translators are not translating, they typically ask the front desk if there is anything that they can assist in. The translators give the patients a level of comfort in conveying their medical concerns.
If you would like to translate, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a CV, HIPAA certificate, level of education, and languages spoken. No prior experience needed.