Monday, March 7, 2011

Medical Interpreting Training Opportunity

The Bureau of Epidemiology will be offering a 5-day  “Bridging the Gap” Medical Interpreter Training Course in April 26-28 and May 4-5, 2011.

There is no registration fee to attend this training and the course materials will be provided to you free of charge.  However, participants will be expected to attend the course in its entirety.  In addition to being fluent in English, all applicants MUST be fluent in a second language and must be willing to act as medical interpreters.  Priority will be given to applicants who work within the refugee health, Tuberculosis control, HIV, STD & Hepatitis prevention setting. Participants who miss any portion of the training will be required to leave the course materials and the training.

Applications are due April 1, 2011.  Enrollment is limited to 20 participants so it is critical that only those persons willing to commit to the entire forty-hour course apply.  For an application and details about this course, go to 
http://www.health.utah.gov/cdc/tbrefugee/medical_interpreters.htm.

Questions? Contact Edwin Espinel, Communicable Disease Prevention Program, Utah Department of Health at 801-538-9480 or eespinel@utah.gov.

1 comment:

  1. Now that is one good course. This is definitely a good course specially to those in medical offices. Making the communication better is definitely one good tool for the success of the medical office.

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