Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap: A Basic Training for Medical Interpreters

The BTG course is a 40-hour professional development program that trains bilingual individuals to facilitate a medical encounter in the healthcare environment.

The course covers:

  • Basic interpreter skills: roles, ethics, conduit and clarifies interpreting, and managing the flow of the session.
  • Information on health care: introduction to the health care system, anatomy, and basic medical procedures.
  • Culture in interpreting: self-awareness, basic characteristics of specific cultures, traditional health care in specific communities, and culture brokering.
  • Communication skills for advocacy: listening skills, communication styles, how doctors think, and appropriate advocacy.
  • Professional development: effective communication, professional conduct, self-care, and resources for professional growth.

Bridging the Gap Registration Information and Requirements

  1. Price is $435.00
  2. All registration forms are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
  3. Participants need to complete the Language Proficiency Assessment prior to registering. Email to schedule the assessment.
  4. Financial assistance is available on a first come, first served basis. Contact for more information.