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ARCHIVE - Interpreting in the World of Dermatology

  • 12/31/2025
  • On Demand


Dermatology is a field of study that is more than just skin infections or rashes. Did you know that according to MDedge Dermatology, one out of 172 Hispanics are at a lifetime risk of developing melanoma versus one out of 38 non-Hispanics? Moreover, the overall median age of melanoma diagnosis for male Hispanics is 61 years of age in contrast to female Hispanics at the median age of 52.
               This webinar is intended to teach Spanish-English interpreters about the procedures, terms and definitions important to dermatology to aid them in interpreting encounters related to the skin. In this session, participants will first learn important information about the most common skin ailments that one may encounter during a dermatology session. To get a closer look at common skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis and different types of skin cancers we will first examine pictures that may require dermatological consultation, trying to guess at what ailment or disease we are observing. Once identified, we will further discuss the causes, potential treatments and common questions that come up in regular dermatology appointments.
               Pamphlets will be provided to attendees in advance and will be referenced throughout the session with the objective of building vocabulary. In addition, we will look at a basic glossary of common dermatology terms and talk about ways to expand upon that resource. The overall objective of this informative and interactive webinar is to help interpreters become more familiar with the fascinating and intricate world of dermatology.

    Presented by: Maria Barajas

    Maria Barajas earned an Associates of Science in the Medical Assistant Program at Broadview University in 2017. She currently works as a Certified Medical Assistant in the Dermatology Department at Gundersen Health System, since May, 2019, with two years of previous experience in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Maria is currently a student of the Community Interpreting Certificate at Viterbo University, with an expected graduation date of May, 2020. In her free time, she enjoys collecting notebooks, cookbooks, calendars and enjoys being able to communicate in both English and Spanish.


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