SimLab is open to interpreters working in healthcare.

Join us for this online interpreting intensive from July 8th to 10th, 2020!

SimLab happens in real time (it's not a self-paced course), from 8am to 4:30pm EDT, July 8th, 9th, and 10th. If the time zone isn't a good fit for you, sign up for our newsletter and you'll be the first to know about future course offerings.

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

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

-past SimLab participants

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

Never done remote interpreting before? We've got you covered with pre-work and training to get you ready to overcome the challenges. Have you been thrown into remote interpreting as the pandemic has unfolded? Slow down with us and practice remote healthcare interpreting in a safe space.

We've teamed up with the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine to create an unparalleled practice intensive for healthcare interpreters and medical students. 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 and VoiceBoxer. 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 and CMI 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 with the collaboration of medical students, the hours are only 8am to 4:30pm each day. You must attend all three days to participate. See the SimLab agenda here.

Attend SimLab for just $85!

And, we want you to share the SimLab love with a friend. So if you both sign up, we'll take another $25 off for both of you (there's a place on the registration form for your buddy's name). 

Approved for 19.5 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs! Approved for 21 CEUs through CCHI!

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:

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.

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.

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