Bridging the Gap: Medical Interpreter Training
The Bridging the Gap (BTG) medical interpreter training program was developed by the Cross Cultural Health Care Program in the 1990s. Since its inception, BTG has come to be globally recognized for its dependability and excellence in preparing bilingual individuals to work as effective, competent, and professional medical interpreters.
The training covers essential topics, such as:
- interpreter roles and ethics
- interpreting skills
- medical terminology
- the impact of culture
- overview of the health care system.
Aspiring interpreters can feel confident that the training will adequately prepare them to interpret in health care settings. The signed and individually numbered certificate they receive will be recognized by nearly all potential employers. In addition to program recognition, the BTG course fulfills the necessary 40-hour training pre-requisite for those interpreters pursuing a national medical interpreter certification.