Many educational institutions and organizations have multi-lingual students and staff who could serve as interpreters – with the proper training. University of Michigan Health Services (UMHS) Interpreter Services offers a course – Bridging the Gap – to teach aspiring medical interpreters the skills they need to interpret competently. The University of Michigan Health System is Michigan’s first licensed Bridging the Gap provider.
This 40 hour course is open to current and aspiring medical interpreters and is taught by an authorized Bridging the Gap trainer. The class teaches interpreting skills, techniques and ethics, cultural competency, professional development, basic medical information and communication skills.
July/August 2012 – Five Fridays from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday - July 27th, August 3rd, August 10th, August 17th and August 24th
October 2012 - 1 Week Course from 9:ooam - 5:00pm
Monday, October 15th – Friday, October 19th
The course costs $650 and includes course books, lunch and a non-refundable $100 deposit.
Questions? Contact Jane Miller at (734) 998-2183.
Official Website: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/ispclasses/bridging_the_gap
Added by Lindsay McCarthy on June 13, 2012