1. To improve healthcare outcomes for Limited English Proficient Spanish-speaking populations through training groups of culturally responsive, professional, and compassionate medical interpreters.
2. To improve the academic and career outcomes of Heritage Speakers of Spanish by supporting development of linguistic and interpersonal skills, providing mentorship, offering opportunities for professional development, and engaging in medical interpreter training.
Interpreters for the Medical Profession through Advanced Curriculum and Teaching (IMPACT) is an outreach program led by the Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the Ohio State University. Through College Credit Plus coursework at OSU, internships, and credentialing exams, we support high school juniors and seniors in becoming certified medical interpreters shortly after they graduate from high school. Please visit our “Program Goals” page for further information or contact us with any questions and click the image below for a full description of our program components.