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Bridging the Gap: Spring Session

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Date: April 13,14,20,21, 27, 28 2018 (3 Fridays, 3 Saturdays)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: April 06, 2018

Cost: $675.00
Language Proficiency Test: $150 paid separately at the time of registration


MUSC Community Training Center
1 South Park Circle
Suite 300
Charleston, SC 29407


Would you like to put your bilingual skills to use?

Come and attend the most respected program for medical interpreting in the U.S. Whether you are a bilingual employee or someone starting out, you need training to interpret in healthcare. Training is vital for interpreters. Without
it, you can make errors that lead to misunderstandings, or even put lives in danger.

Bridging the Gap is a 40-hour training program that prepares individuals to become qualified medical interpreters. This language-neutral course, taught in
English is open to speakers of all languages.

Participants will learn the necessary skills to become a qualified medical interpreter by participating in group activities, gaining practice interpreting from day-one onward, and through the instruction and insight of our experienced trainers


Complete a language proficiency assessment (LPA) for English and your non-English language.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this workshop, interpreters will be able to:

  • Identify barriers to effective communication in interpreted sessions.
  • Describe the roles of the interpreter.
  • Identify the common values found in the code of ethics for health care interpreters.
  • Develop and implement techniques for facilitating a successful interpreting session.
  • Identify various common diseases and treatments associated with each body system.


Bilingual healthcare providers and professionals who also serve as interpreters in the workplace, e.g., hospitals and health departments, senior centers, etc. Individuals who wish to pursue a career in professional medical interpreting.

Medical University of South Carolina is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 3.725 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.


For further information about the courses, call 792-9055. Or to register for a class go to

“MUSC Health provides trainings that fosters an environment of mutual respect and inclusion that is free from harassment, bias and discrimination based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.”