Training for Medical Interpreters – Bridging the Gap

Finger Lakes Community Health offers a 40-hour professional development program that prepares bilingual individuals to work as medical interpreters. The program, called Bridging the Gap, is used to train novice and experienced medical interpreters nationally as well as internationally.

The program covers:

  • Basic interpreting skills. Roles, ethics, conduit and clarifier interpreting; managing the flow of the session.
  • Information on healthcare. Introduction to healthcare systems, anatomy, and basic medical procedures.
  • Culture in interpreting. Self-awareness; the basic characteristics of specific cultures; traditional healthcare in specific communities; cultural brokering.
  • Communication skills for advocacy. Listening skills and communication styles; how doctors think; appropriate advocacy.

Tuition: $500 (includes the $100 non-refundable fee)
Scholarships are available for agencies that serve agricultural workers.

For information on tuition and scholarships or to request an application form: contact Beverly at beverlys@flchealth.org or 315-871-1133

 

Registration Enrollment Procedure:

Step 1: Complete and submit application to Beverly Sirvent via fax (315-531-9103) or email (beverlys@flchealth.org)
Step 2: Mail $100 check, payable to Finger Lakes Community Health, PO Box 423, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Step 3: Once we receive your completed application form and $100 non-refundable deposit, we will send you instructions via email on how to proceed with the Language Proficiency Assessment.
Step 4: Once you’ve completed the Language Proficiency Assessment, you will receive an acceptance email message with a link that will allow you to enroll in the course.
Step 5: Confirm your attendance, and pay the balance of $400.00 for the tuition.

*Certificates of successful completion will be awarded to participants who score above 70% on the post test.

For more information, or to request an application form contact Beverly Sirvent via email at beverlys@flchealth.org or call 585-370-2864

Call the health center nearest you for an appointment today!