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Why doctors should not be in charge of medical translations?

Should doctors be in charge of medical translations? In Okomeds we strongly believe that the correct answer is no. A doctor should not work as a medical translator. And here are some facts reinforcing this position. [Sharer] Medicine and translation are unlike areas of specialization. It...

Choose the right medical translators for your company

Are you looking for the best medical translators and you do not know how to start searching? If you are running a health-related company, you would have probably ever thought about an expansion. A medical centre, a pharmaceutical company, a clinic, a laboratory...

Pros and cons of a job as a freelance medical translator

If you have ever worked as a freelance, you will have surely realised that this kind of job is very different regarding any other in the world. Nevertheless, in the case of a freelance medical translator, it is probably more special. This scenario has some...

Factors for a medical translation budget

Which is the reasonable rate that a medical translator should apply? Well, it depends on many factors and the slyness of the translator. We are not here to talk about the right fee - if any - as each professional should look for the one...

Sport team and medical interpreting

Sport is subject to a medical interpreting. We already wrote about that in another Okomeds article. But now, we want to focus on other aspects. If you manage a sport team, you should think about all the medical and the communication options. Here are some...

How can a medical interpreter help in your company?

A medical interpreter is a highly qualified job. If you run a company related to healthcare or medicine - such as a pharmaceutical company, a healthcare centre or a veterinary clinic - you may consider having the services of a medical interpreter. Why? A medical...

10 strange human medical facts and medical translation

Medicine and health hide thousands of strange facts. So medical translation has to pay careful attention to them. Here is a list including 10 striking facts closely linked to humans.   You may not associate new-borns with dentitions. But one out of 1,000 babies are born...

Benefits of social media in medical translation

Social media is key in medical translation - but also for any professional of whatever sector. Social media is kind of a showcase for offering services and attracting more clients. It has become an essential for any job in the current era that we are...

Medical translator vs. typical phrases a doctor says

A medical translator not only has to translate clinical tests, medical history records, mental status examinations or patient information leaflets. A medical translator is subject to translate everything related to the health environment, which may include different areas of medical translation, interpreting or transcription. For...

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