Situation of medical interpreters in Oregon

In May of 2013 the International Medical Interpreter Association hosted its Annual National Medical Interpreter Certification Forum in Portland, Oregon. According to The Oregonian, the high cost of medical interpreting certification is the main challenge for the 3,500 medical interpreters in Oregon to get certified. At the time, there were only about 41 medical interpreters who were either Qualified or Certified by Oregon standards. We invite you to read the article.