(Spanish <> English)
As hospitals and other health care organizations recognize the impact language services has on patient outcomes and risk management, the vital importance of using qualified/certified interpreters is understood better than ever.
The Medical Interpreter Competency Examination (MICE) is an interpreting performance test developed by NCI. This exam assesses a healthcare interpreter’s capability in two modes of interpreting, as well as ethics and protocol specific to the clinical setting. This exam fulfills Joint Commission requirements for the use of qualified personnel in language services.
All scenarios are adapted from authentic medical records. The test is structured as follows:
|Written Exam: ethics and standards of practice (E)||30 Minutes|
|Medical Vocabulary: terminology in context (S<>E, E<>S)||5 Minutes|
|Sight Translation: medical records, informed consent (S<>E, E<>S)||6 Minutes|
|Consecutive: doctor-patient interview (S<>E, E<>S)||23 Minutes|
|Test Instruction Time||6 Minutes|
Please see the MICE Candidate Handbook for more information.