POSTPONED: Pharmacy for Medical Interpreters (Online live via Zoom) 4 CEUs by DSHS (#745), AOC, CCHI, ATA. 0.4 by IMIA/NBCMI. $69/Members

  • 06/22/2024
  • 08:00 - 12:30
  • Online via Zoom
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NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents: 

Pharmacy for Medical Interpreters 
Presented by Jim Ramsey and Yvonne Simpson

Boost your medical interpreting expertise! Gain essential knowledge in pharmacy practice, pharmacology, and pharmacist-patient interactions. Enhance your skills with practical sessions and key terminology.


What is it about? 
This four-hour training provides interpreters with an overview of pharmacy practice. Facilitated by a WA State licensed pharmacists and a certified medical interpreter, this webshop will teach participants about:

  • Pharmacy Training, education, areas of practice, and specializations
  • Basic pharmacology: drug types, classifications, prescribing, and therapy
  • Drug costs and insurance coverage
  • Pharmaceutical safety
  • Pharmacist-patient interactions

Participants will receive handouts with key pharmacy terms and will have opportunities to practice consecutive interpreting and sight translation in breakout sessions.

What is a “Webshop”?
A webshop is just like an interactive onsite class, but held online through Zoom. During a webshop, you can ask questions and engage in discussion. You may be divided into “break-out” rooms where you’ll be working with other participants on exercises or on practicing a skill. There may be quizzes and polls. So, while there may be some PowerPoint and lecture, this is not like your typical webinar. Your full attention and participation is expected; that’s what makes it fun!

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST

Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet

$69 NOTIS members, $99 non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)

Register o
 five days before the workshop dateAfter registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Please read these important Requirements before proceeding with your registration.

CE credits? 

  Credits Requested  Approval Status 
Washington State DSHS 4 general Approved (#745)
Washington State AOC 4.5 general


ATA 4 Approved (category A)
CCHI 3 instructional hours, 1 performance Approved (ID: 10362)
IMIA/NBCMI 0.4  Approved (Registry ID:24-1009)

NOTIS issues proof of continuing education at the time it is earned.
 NOTIS does not guarantee the replacement of lost certificates.

Who is teaching?

Jim Ramsey has over 30 years of experience as a licensed pharmacist in Washington State. Since receiving his degree from the University of Washington, he has worked as a front-line pharmacist and pharmacy manager for Group Health, CHI Franciscan, and Kaiser Permanente. Jim is skilled in disease management, Medicaid coverage, pharmacy benefit management, pharmacy automation, and healthcare management.  


Yvonne Simpson is Senior Director of Language access and Cultural Advocacy at UW Medicine in Seattle. She holds a Master of Arts in Spanish (Linguistics) and has significant experience in interpreting, translating, and training. Yvonne is a WA DSHS Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter and is a Certified Medical Interpreter through the National Board. She has worked as a medical interpreter in Arizona and Washington, working with patients in hospital and clinic settings, in both remote and in-person modalities.

Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

No refunds can be given after June 17th. A $15 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before the date. Contact
 NOTIS for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as an unstable internet connection, issues with third-party applications, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

    Anything else?
    If you require accommodation, please contact NOTIS at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.


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