BRIDGING THE GAP (BTG)
medical interpreter training is now being offered by Midwest Language Services, LLC.
Medical Interpreter Training Program developed by: CCHCP (Cross Cultural Health Care Program, Seattle, Washington)
BRIDGING THE GAP training is a 64-hour course that prepares bilingual individuals to interpret in a health care environment.
Basic interpreter skills: interpreters’ roles, code of ethics, when to use conduit interpretation vs clarifying, and how to manage the flow of an interpretation.
Health Care in the United States: health care system, anatomy and most common procedures in medicine.
Culture when interpreting: self-awareness, specific characteristics and heath care of diverse cultures, and cultural brokering.
Communication skills for appropriate advocacy: listening skills for diverse communication styles, appropriate advocacy and patient care system by doctors.
Professional development: professional conduct, effective communication, resources for professional development and self-care.
Mental health: concepts, health disparities and challenges.
BTG Registration and pre-enrollment requirements:
Registration forms and payment will be accepted on a fist come, first serve basis and must be received thirty days in advance.
Participants must successfully complete a language assessment to be accepted in the class. If the language assessment is not successfully completed the participant will be responsible for paying $150.00 for the language assessment and the processing fees.
The language assessment can be retaken after six months.
Once the registration form along with the payment of $650.00 is received, you will be scheduled to take the language proficiency assessment.
If the language assessment is successfully completed you will receive further information and confirmation that you have been accepted for the training.
TO COMPLETE THE TRAINING SUCCESSFULLY:
Participant must participate in the full 64 hours of class to complete the training program.
The final exam on the last day requires a score of 70 percent or higher to complete the program.
A certificate of completion will be provided within two to three weeks after the training.
Replacement certificates can only be obtained via The Cross Cultural Health Care Program. Please visit xculture.org.
For additional questions please contact: LanguageZolutions at 317.626.4939 or LanguageZolutions@gmail.com.
Cancellations for this course must be submitted in writing at least 15 days before the start of the class, a total of $500.00 will be refunded.
Failure to notify LanguageZolutions of a cancellation will result in no refund.
To do so please e-mail LanguageZolutions@gmail.com.
Retain all information for your records and read carefully this registration form and course agreement.
Fill out the form below to register or download the form here and mail it in with your payment.
Submit your payment with the course agreement.
As a participant in Bridging the Gap, I sign acknowledging I have read and agree to the following:
Bridging the Gap is a medical interpreter training created by The Cross Cultural Heath Care Program, a nonprofit organization with the mission to advance access to quality health care, culturally and linguistically appropriate. As a participant of this course, I am expected to be proficient in two languages, one being English.
A language assessment is required to ensure proficiency in English and another language.
I must attend and complete all eight scheduled sessions from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and have a passing score of 70 percent or higher to successfully complete the course. If I score less than 70 percent, I am allowed one make-up exam at no cost within 45 days.
If, for the second time, the score is below 70 percent, I will not be eligible to take Bridging the Gap for six months.
I understand that Language Zolutions reserves the right to cancel any course at any time. If a course is cancelled, all fees will be refunded, except $150.00 language assessment fee.
I understand if I need a replacement, corrections, or duplicates of the certificate of completion, I will directly contact The Cross Cultural Health Care Program.