Welcome to the Medical Division

The purpose of this website is to provide members with information about the Medical Division of the American Translators Association and facilitate a forum for members to communicate on topics of mutual interest and to share some of our materials.

While using our website, you will find lots of information, including:

  • News from ATA related to the medical profession
  • ATA webinars for medical translators and interpreters
  • Current and past issues of Caduceus, a semi-annual Medical Division publication
  • How to subscribe to the Medical Division’s ListServ

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Latest News:

ATA Urges Inclusion of Medical Interpreters in Phase 1 Vaccinations

December 17, 2020 – Following the release of the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program recommendations, ATA petitioned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to explicitly include on-site medical interpreters among the listed examples of health care personnel eligible for Phase 1 vaccinations. Twenty other organizations countersigned the ATA letter.


The New Remote Interpreting Landscape: Back to the Hack

By the end of 2020, every platform that offered remote communication was being used to deliver interpreting services, regardless of its suitability for the job. Interpreters are being asked to accommodate a never-ending number of hacks to force square pegs through round holes to make these platforms work.

Join presenter Katharine Allen at noon ET on January 26, 2021 to learn how to make sense of the new remote landscape and strategies for handling it.