Bridging the Gap (BTG): A Basic Training for Medical Interpreters

The course is an 80-hour professional development program that prepares bilingual individuals to work as medical interpreters. It is a nationally recognized course used to train novice and experienced medical interpreters.

This Course Covers:

  • Basic Interpreting Skills: Roles, ethics, conduit and clarifier interpreting, managing the flow of the session.
  • Information on Health Care: Introduction to the health care system, anatomy, physiology, and basic medical procedures.
  • Culture in Interpreting: Self-awareness, basic characteristics of specific cultures, traditional health care in specific communities, culture brokering.
  • Communication Skills for Advocacy: Listening skills, communication styles, how doctors think, approve advocacy.
  • Professional Development: Effective communication, professional conduct, self-care, resources for professional growth.

The total cost of the course is $650.00. For additional information please contact our office:
708-430-6995, ext 4

Application and Information Sheet:

Bridging the Gap Application – Winter 2018

Bridging the Gap Information Sheet – Winter 2018