Certification: how to be a certified translator in medical/pharmaceutical fields?
Thread poster: Muhammad Said

Muhammad Said  Identity Verified
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Aug 11, 2014

Hi all,

I would like to know if it is possible to be a certified medical/pharmaceutical translator. If so, what are the well known organizations, institutes, etc., that can give such certification?

I appreciate your cooperation.


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Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
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Separate certification Aug 12, 2014

Hi Muhammad,

I don't think there would be many certificates specifically for medical/pharmaceutical translation; rather, I think the approach would be to get a translation certificate (perhaps with a subsection such as technical/medical/scientific translation) and either specialise or obtain a degree or other certificate in medicine/pharmaceutical/life science.

For example, I have a degree in what I call biomedicine (biotechnology, then virology, then worked in molecular biology/biochemistry/cell biology) and the Diploma in Translation, which consisted of a general translation and two more specialised translations.


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Muhammad Said  Identity Verified
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Thank you Aug 12, 2014

Hi Marjolein,

I really appreciate your help.


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Patricia Blanco Dominguez  Identity Verified
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Have a look at this website... Aug 12, 2014

http://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/



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Muhammad Said  Identity Verified
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Hi Patricia Aug 12, 2014

Hi Patricia,

I do not know how to thank you.


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Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
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Useful to know! Aug 13, 2014

Thanks Patricia!

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annavanevska1
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how to be a certified translator in medical/pharmaceutical fields? Sep 26, 2014

I completed my medicine from http://www.onlineschool.com/ . Its a truthyworthy online school.

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Silvia Di Profio  Identity Verified
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a question for Patricia Sep 27, 2014

Patricia Blanco Dominguez wrote:

http://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/



Hi Patricia,
I'm interested too, but it seems to be directed only at interpreters; found nothing about translation...isn't so?


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Patricia Blanco Dominguez  Identity Verified
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@Leucotea Sep 28, 2014

leucotea wrote:

Patricia Blanco Dominguez wrote:

http://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/



Hi Patricia,
I'm interested too, but it seems to be directed only at interpreters; found nothing about translation...isn't so?


Yes, that certification is only for interpreters. I've found nothing about certified medical translators nowhere (besides the normal medical translation courses around the world).

Annavaneska1: to study Medicine and work as a translator doesn't mean that you are a certified medical translator. But thanks for the link.

Kind regards.


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