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September 12, 2021

The work of an interpreter requires constantly learning new terminology. For your reference, below are glossaries and books I have used over the years.

Medical

Books

Mandarin for Medical Students: Mastering Clinical Conversation contains 38 dialogues between patients and doctors covering a wide range of terminology and their context. Each dialogue has a vocabulary list too. There is also an appendix of common doctor's diagnosis interview questions. I highly recommend this book.

Chinese Medical Glossary by the Cross Cultural Health Care Program has over 2,400 biomedical terms in English translated into Chinese (traditional and simplified), with corresponding English definitions. This is a must-have for anyone doing medical interpreting.

Glossaries

Cardiovascular

Cardiology

ENT

Respiratory

Gallbladder

Chemotherapy

Palliative Care

Anatomy and Medical

 

Medical Insurance

Glossaries

ACA Insurance

Medicare

 

Legal

Glossaries

Court & Justice System

Naturalization Test - English

Naturalization Test - Chinese

 

Banking

Glossaries

Banking

 

Other

Books

Conference Interpreting Principles and Practice by Valerie Taylor-Bouladon gives an excellent introduction to the world of conference interpreting.