Bridging the Gap Interpreter Training

Cherry Health is pleased to offer the Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training to the Kent County community.

The Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training prepares individuals to become successful medical interpreters. This language-neutral course, taught in English, is open to speakers of all languages. Prior experience in the medical and/or interpreting fields is helpful but not required!

Students will learn the necessary skills to become a qualified medical interpreter by participating in group activities, gaining practice interpreting from day-one onward, and through the instruction and insight of our experienced trainers.

Bridging the Gap is for you if you are:

  • Fluent in English and one other language (does not have to be Spanish)
  • Interested in medical interpreting
  • Able to complete the 40-hour training
  • Age 18 or older
  • Have a high school diploma or GED

Topics Include:

  • Interpreting skills
  • Culture and communication
  • Healthcare system
  • Communication Skills
  • Professional development
  • Roles of the interpreter
  • National certification
  • National codes of ethics
  • Modes of interpreting
  • Advocacy
  • Interpreting skills practice
  • Culture and its impact on interpreting
  • Introduction to medical terminology

The total cost for the training is $700. This price includes: 40 hours of instruction, medical glossary, textbook/workbook, language assessment, and certificate of completion.

Below is the proposed class schedule for 2019. Class schedule may vary depending on attendance. A minimum of six participants will be required to run a class. Classes will be capped at 20 participants.

Please note that each class is 10 sessions (totaling 40 hours). Participants must attend all 10 sessions to successfully complete the class.

Class A:

Session Number Date Time
Session 1 Thursday, September 19, 2019 4 – 8 p.m.
Session 2 Saturday, September 21, 2019 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Session 3 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 4 – 8 p.m.
Session 4 Thursday, September 26, 2019 4 – 8 p.m.
Session 5 Saturday, September 28, 2019 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Session 6 Tuesday, October 1, 2019 4 – 8 p.m.
Session 7 Thursday, October 3, 2019 4 – 8 p.m.
Session 8 Saturday, October 5, 2019 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Session 9 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4 – 8 p.m.
Session 10 Thursday, October 10, 2019 4 – 8 p.m.

 

Class C:

Session Number Date Time
Session 1 Monday, November 11, 2019 5 – 9 p.m.
Session 2 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5 – 9 p.m
Session 3 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5 – 9 p.m
Session 4 Thursday, November 14, 2019 5 – 9 p.m
Session 5 Friday, November 15, 2019 5 – 9 p.m
Session 6 Monday, November 18, 2019 5 – 9 p.m
Session 7 Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5 – 9 p.m
Session 8 Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5 – 9 p.m
Session 9 Thursday, November 21, 2019 5 – 9 p.m
Session 10 Friday, November 22, 2019 5 – 9 p.m

If you are interested in taking one of the Bridging the Gap classes or have questions about this program, please email workforcedevelopment@cherryhealth.com.