While employment as a medical interpreter is not guaranteed, this program provides bilingual individuals with the training and certification needed to apply for jobs in this field.

The course covers: 

  • Basic interpreter skills: Roles, ethics, conduit and clarifier interpreting and managing the flow of the session
  • Information on health care: Introduction to the health care system, anatomy and basic medical procedures 
  • Culture in interpreting: Self-awareness, basic characteristics of specific cultures, traditional health care in specific communities and culture brokering 
  • Communication skills for advocacy: Listening skills, communication styles, how doctors think and appropriate advocacy
  • Professional development: Effective communication, professional conduct, self-care and resources for professional growth

Bridging the Gap courses are offered periodically. Questions can be directed to Eskenazi Health Multicultural Affairs at 317.880.4999. 

Course Dates: May 15-19, July 10-14, August 21-25 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. A registration form and payment must be received four weeks prior to the start of a session.

Registration: Click the link below for the registration form.