Bridging the Gap
40-hour Medical Interpreter Training
This 40-hour course is designed to train interpreters of all languages in basic interpreting skills, culture in interpreting, and communication skills for advocacy.
REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma (US or foreign), minimum 18 years of age and completed bilingual proficiency assessment test.
2014 training sessions:
September 8-12, 2014
(*application deadline: Friday, August 8, 2014)
December 4, 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2014
(*application deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014)
*NO applications can be accepted after the above deadlines
Basic Interpreting Skills
Overview of the Health Care System in the United States
The Culture of Biomedicine
Anatomy, Physiology, Common Problems, Specialists and Medical Procedures
Culture in Interpreting
Communication Skills for Advocacy
As a participant in this course, you will receive:
A bilingual medical glossary (available in 20 languages)
A guide to common medications
Certificate of completion
Bilingual Medical Glossaries are available in these languages: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese/Karen, Chinese, English, French, Haitian, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, Lao, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tigrigna, Urdu and Vietnamese.
For more information, or to request a training application, please e-mail Amy Jacobson: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dijana Rizvanovic: email@example.com or call us at 303-831-4151 or 1-888-499-7996 with any questions.