Live Online Medical Assignment Prep

Begins November 5th | taught by Athena Matilsky

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Athena  Matilsky
Athena Matilsky

About the instructor

Athena Matilsky is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree focusing in Spanish Interpretation and Translation. Through internship programs, specialized coursework and hours of self-study, she became a Certified Healthcare Interpreter, passed the NJ interpreting exams at the master level, and achieved certification as a Federal Court Interpreter. She was a full-time staff interpreter for the NJ judiciary in Trenton for three years and was also editor-in-chief of NAJIT’s publication, Proteus. Currently, she is adding French as her third language in order to pursue a Master’s degree in Conference Interpretation at Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She continues to freelance for the courts and she tutors private clients on interpretation technique.

DE LA MORA Interpreter Training is now offering a course to help you with your medical assignments! This course is for experienced medical interpreters who want to bring their skills to the next level by being fully prepared for their assignments no matter what the subject matter may be. During class, the students will prepare a glossary template and then fill in that glossary by doing in-context reading of related material in both languages; they will learn the importance of conducting research for assignments in context. We will discuss strategies for preparing for assignments on short notice and with limited information, and they will get hands-on practice researching different topics and extracting and then memorizing terminology. The course will consist of four units, each of which will focus on preparing for a specific type of assignment.

This LIVE ONLINE course has a total of 6 contact hours and runs on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8pm - 9:30pm ET.

Students will be able to interact with their teacher and classmates in an online environment via a user-friendly software. All classes will be recorded and made available to the students within 24 hours as a reviewing resource for catching up or self-study sessions. If you have never taken an online class before, don’t worry! We host a separate orientation to make sure everyone is comfortable with accessing the course and to answer any questions.

Students will acquire a solid grasp of:

 General preparation 

  • How to prepare for an assignment

  • How to build a glossary

  • How to conduct good research

  • Research

  • Glossary practice

  • Simulated interpretation


  • Research

  • Glossary practice

  • Simulated interpretation


  • Research

  • Glossary practice

  • Simulated interpretation

Included in this course:

- All lesson materials and homework

- Access to class recordings and resources for up to 6 weeks after the last session

Continuing Education Credits by state (If your state is not currently listed- call us!): 8 credits: CA, MO, NC, OR, UT  |  6 credits: PA

Students can apply individually for CEUs in the following states: DE, IA, KY, MD, MI, MS, NE

Schedule: Mondays and Tuesdays November 5, 6, 19, 20

MANDATORY ORIENTATION: November 1st  from 8 PM ET 

Time for all classes: 8pm – 9:30pm

Format: LIVE online class

Price: $268 

Hours: 6

Languages: Language Neutral

Questions? Call us: (407) 677-4155  After hours (321) 804-3157 or E-mail:

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Course Contents

5 Videos
1 Multimedia
1 Text
6.0 hrs