SimLab is a peer practice intensive for interpreters working in healthcare.

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"Something different, interesting, and feedback that's totally honest, impartial, and effective."

"Just when you think you know it all, something like this opens your eyes for you to find out how little you know."

"Truly an educational eye-opener!"

"A space where you can be vulnerable, and where you find unconditional support." 

"If you are serious about our profession, you should consider taking SimLab to challenge yourself."

"I had a great RSI experience and overcame my fear."

-past SimLab participants

SimLab happens live online. Ready to work on those remote interpreting skills? So are we.

SimLab teams interpreters with healthcare providers to create an unparalleled practice intensive. Check out the FAQs below, and get an idea for the content of flow of the course by reading any of our posts on SimLab on the blog

Who is SimLab for? SimLab attendees need to have at least 40 hours of formal training for healthcare interpreters. Healthcare interpreters work in medical settings, facilitating communication between healthcare staff and patients. While we will work on best practices for remote interpreting, SimLab participants do not receive training on standards and protocol, as the expectation is that they've already received it. SimLab is not meant for conference interpreters working in medical settings where healthcare professionals communicate among each other.


What are the learning objectives? Understand how to prepare for an interpreting assignment. Understand and practice best practices for consecutive and simultaneous interpreting in an online setting. Practice consecutive interpreting in unscripted clinical encounters. Practice and observe decision making in unscripted clinical encounters. Practice giving and receiving goal-oriented, interpreter-driven feedback. Through engaging in dialogue with interpreters and medical professionals, identify areas for inter and intra-professional collaboration to improve healthcare access for non-English speaking communities.

Where is SimLab? It's entirely online! We meet in Zoom. It's a great chance to get comfortable working online with a supportive group.

Does SimLab offer a certification? SimLab is not a certification, but you do get a certificate of attendance at the end. Interpreters certified through CCHI, NBMCI, and RID will earn CEUs!


What languages can participate? All languages are welcome, and we'd love to have a mix of languages, but you must have a language partner for SimLab. Recruit a friend to sign up with you!

Are the SimLab hours flexible? Since SimLab happens in real time and the hours are set. You must attend all three days to participate. See the SimLab agenda here.

Still wondering what the heck SimLab is? Head over to our blog, where you'll find articles on SimLab, including a past SimLab participant's experience.

Accommodations are available upon request, and can be submitted during the registration process, or by email at least two weeks (14 days) before SimLab begins. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. To request an accommodation, please email:

SimLab is a participant-driven event, and we need everyone who signs up to make it work! That's why cancellations and requests for registration refunds must be requested in writing by emailing at least 30 days before the beginning of SimLab.

Seven Sisters Interpreter Training & Consulting does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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