Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bridging the Gap - Medical Interpreters Training course

The Bureau of Epidemiology of the Utah Department of Health will be offering a 5-day “Bridging the Gap” medical interpreter training course in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This training will be held April 28-30 and May 8-9, 2014. Classes will begin promptly at 8:00 am and will continue until 5:00 pm.

There will be no registration fee to attend this training and the course materials will be provided to you free of charge.  However, participants need to submit a complete application and 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.

All participants who attend the entire forty-hour training and successfully complete the final exam will receive a certificate of completion.  If you have staff whom you think could benefit from this course, please fill out the enclosed application and return it by March 31, 2014.  Enrollment is limited to 20 participants, so, it is critical that only those persons willing to commit to the entire forty-hour course apply.

Applications and additional course information could be found at: http://www.health.utah.gov/cdc/tbrefugee/medical_interpreters.htm

For questions concerning this course, contact Edwin Espinel at eespinel@utah.gov or at (801) 538-9480.

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