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Jot It Down! Notetaking for Medical Interpreters

Berkshire AHEC, Inc. - UMass Center at Springfield

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
UMass Center at Springfield Tower Square 1500 Main Street SpringfieldMA  01105
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
UMass Center at Springfield Tower Square 1500 Main Street SpringfieldMA  01105

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What's Included

This 3-hour workshop focuses on notetaking 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 notetaking 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. Required material: A steno pad (8.5 x 5 notebook with a spiral at the top) and working pens/pencils Recommended reading: Note-taking for Consecutive Interpreting: A Short Course, by Andrew Gillies (Routledge, 2014)

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Berkshire AHEC advances access to high quality healthcare & healthy lifestyles through academic and community partnerships.

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  • Berkshire AHEC, Inc.

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UMass Center at Springfield Tower Square 1500 Main Street SpringfieldMA  01105
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