Prehealth Advising (CAPD)

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Medical Interpreting Course
Jan/08 Mon 12:00AM–09:00PM
Jan/09 Tue 12:00AM–09:00PM
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Jan/23 Tue 12:00AM–09:00PM
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Jan/29 Mon 12:00AM–09:00PM
Jan/30 Tue 12:00AM–09:00PM

January 8 – 31, 2024
Mondays-Thursdays from 6-9 pm over Zoom

Our application for the 2024 IAP Medical Interpreting Course is now open.

This 4-week IAP course will train multilingual MIT students and alumni in core principles, standards of practice, ethics, and medical terminology. Participants will be qualified to work or volunteer as interpreters in healthcare settings upon completion of the 40-hour course. 

  • Classes Monday-Thursday from 6-9 pm over Zoom from Monday, January 8 – Wednesday, January 31, 2024. No class on January 15 (MLK Day).


  • Attendance is mandatory and is required to earn a certificate of completion, which will qualify you to apply for national certification exams.


  • You must be fluent in both English and at least one other language. Language coaches will assist with the most common target languages.


  • Training will include interpreter skills, anatomy & physiology, and the glossaries needed to prepare for the national certification exam.


  • Offered by CAPD’s Prehealth Advising Office and MIT ActLingual. Class facilitated by UMass Chan Medical School. The Office of the Vice Chancellor has subsidized the $950 cost per participant to make the class free for MIT students.


  • Enrollment limit: 30 participants. Application deadline: November 30, 2023.


Motion Capture Suite & Device Workshop | Center for Clinical & Translational Research
Jan/30 Tue 10:00AM–12:00PM

Join MIT’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) and Prehealth Advising for the opportunity to explore the exciting world of clinical research and learn about the engaging studies our partner research labs are conducting in the CCTR’s facilities through interactive demos. From the exploration of biomarkers in chronic illnesses, to gait analyses for low-cost prosthetics designs, to Phase IV drug studies, the CCTR supports a wide variety of human subject study needs that we can’t wait to share with you.

The Motion Capture Suite & Device Workshop will include:

1. Interactive Demonstrations: Walk through all steps of running a study in the Motion Capture Suite, including calibration, participant prep and instrumentation, and data collection. Observe the real-time rapid-prototyping of a custom research device in the Device Workshop through 3D-scanning and 3D-printing.

2. Informative Tour: Explore the Motion Capture Suite, Device Workshop, and other relevant spaces.

Who Should AttendStudents, researchers, and members of the MIT community interested in learning more about the clinical research capacities on MIT’s campus. Geared towards those wanting to explore and get involved in clinical research, including students considering pre-med, current medical or graduate students, and anyone interested in clinical research and translational healthcare technologies.

To register for this event, please email if you would like to attend.  

Availaibility is limited, and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis

Contact InformationFor inquiries, please contact Samantha Young ( or Akunna Rosser (