Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training “Bridging the Gap” Medical Interpreter Training Progra


Bridging the Gap, created by The Cross Cultural Health Care Program, is a 40-hour professional development course that trains bilingual individuals to work as medical interpreters in hospitals and clinics. The course introduces attendees to critical skills required for successful interpreting in the medical field.

Topics covered in the training course:

Introduction to critical interpreting skills: the roles of the medical interpreter, code of ethics, mode of interpretation, managing the flow of an interpreted session, memory development

Culture and its impact on interpreting: cultural barriers, culture brokering, culture of biomedicine

Healthcare information: an overview of the healthcare system in the United States, culture of biomedicine, anatomy, medical procedures and terminology

Communication skills for advocacy: listening skills, communication styles

Professional Development: Effective communication, professional conduct, resources for professional growth.

Course environment: active, student learn through participatory training techniques, including role-playing, group discussions and practicing medical interpreting.

Who can benefit from Bridging the Gap training?

1) Bilingual healthcare providers and professionals who also serve as interpreters in the workplace

2) Community navigators who provide interpretation in a clinical settings

3) Bilingual individuals who wish to pursue a career in professional medical interpreting

4) Bilingual individuals who wish to become a certified medical interpreter.

** For interpreters to be eligible for national certification from NBCMI and/ or CCHI, they need to complete a minimum of 40-hour interpreter training.

Bridging the Gap meets the training requirements that interpreters need to qualify for national medical certification from the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) and Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).

Colorado Language Connection is holding Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training on a monthly basis at Asian Pacific Development Center.

COURSE FEE

The course fee is $525 and includes:

- English Proficiency Pre-assessment Test

- ‘Bridging the Gap’ textbook

- Bilingual medical glossary (available in 20 languages)

- Guide to common medications

- Certificate of Completion (upon successful completion of the BTG course and passing the final exam)

TRAINING SCHEDULE & LOCATION 2018

40-HOUR TRAINING

Times:

8:30am – 5pm

Week 1: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Week 2: Saturday & Sunday

*Both weeks are mandatory. Participants must attend all hours (40-hour) of the training and pass the final exam in order to earn a certificate of successful completion.

*This certificate can be used as proof of training for national certification and other bodies that require proof of training.

TRAINING LOCATION:

Asian Pacific Development Center

1537 Alton Street, Aurora, Colorado 80010 *Except on Friday, training will be held at Aurora Mental Health Center, 791 Chambers Road, Aurora, CO 80011

TRAINING SCHEDULE:

January 2018:

Week 1: Fri 1/19, Sat 1/20 & Sun 1/21

Week 2: Sat 1/27 & Sun 1/28

Feb 2018:

Week 1: Fri 2/16, Sat 1/17 & Sun 1/18

Week 2: Sat 2/24 & Sun 2/25

Mar 2018:

Week 1: Fri 3/16, Sat 3/17 & Sun 3/18

Week 2: Sat 3/24 & Sun 3/25

April 2018:

Week 1: Fri 4/20, Sat 4/21 & Sun 4/22

Week 2: Sat 4/28 & Sun 4/29

May 2018:

Week 1: Fri 5/18, Sat 5/19 & Sun 5/20

Week 2: Sat 5/26 & Sun 4/27

June 2018:

Week 1: Fri 6/15, Sat 6/16 & Sun 6/17

Week 2: Sat 6/23 & Sun 6/24

July 2018

Week 1: Fri 7/20, Sat 7/21 & Sun 7/22

Week 2: Sat 7/28 & Sun 7/29

August 2018

Week 1: Fri 8/17, Sat 8/18 & Sun 8/19

Week 2: Sat 8/25 & Sun 8/26

September 2018

Week 1: Fri 9/21, Sat 9/22 & Sun 9/23

Week 2: Sat 9/29 & Sun 9/30

October 2018

Week 1: Fri 10/ 12, Sat 10/13, & Sun 10/14

Week 2: Sat 10/20 & Sun 10/ 21

November 2018

Week 1: Fri 11/ 9, Sat 11/10 & Sun 11/11

Week 2: Sat 11/17 & Sun 11/18

December 2018

Week 1: Fri 12/7, Sat 12/8 & Sun 12/9

Week 2: Fri 12/15 & 12/16

To register for Bridging the Gap training, please contact Agi Oseth at 303-923-6877 erhaoseth@apdc.org or Jennifer Wanifuchi at 303-923-2945 clc@apdc.org

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