Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Course

Bridging the Gap is the nation’s leading medical interpreter training program.

This training prepares bi-lingual individuals to work as a medical interpreter. It is not an uncommon practice in the medical field to recruit persons who speak another language to serve as an interpreter; the risks in doing so are very high. An untrained bilingual person can often time not have the skills in acting in the role of an interpreter, the ethics, and technique involved; nor do they have the medical terminology vocabulary. Inevitably they make mistakes, and mistakes in a health can be serious. Bridging the Gap was developed by the Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP) and is the nation’s leading medical interpreter training program.

Target Audience:

Health educators, health care providers, foreign language students and health occupations students who are interested in enhancing medical interpreting skills. Experience as a medical interpreter is not a prerequisite for his training. Participants must be fluent in English and at least one non-English language.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate concrete skills dealing with interpretation, culture and advocacy that will allow the interpreter to respond effectively to each situation.
  • Develop a theoretical framework to work and role of medical interpreters
  • Develop a professional criteria to help the interpreter choose how to deal with any situation

Bridging The Gap Will Cover:

  • Basic interpreting skills
  • Information on health care
  • Cross cultural communication
  • Communication skills for advocacy
  • Professional development

All Bridging the Gap trainers are licensed through The Cross Cultural Health Care Program. Program presented by St. Vincent Health.

Class Schedule:

January 8th, 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th


8 to 5 pm


Purdue Extension of Clinton County
1111 S. Jackson St.
Frankfort, IN 46041
(765) 659-6380 Ext 1821