The Importance of Continuing Education for Interpreters

The medical field is constantly changing and evolving.  As such, so is the knowledge required of an interpreter. Breakthroughs in healthcare are discovered and introduced into mainstream care regularly.  These changes are not limited to terminology and treatments, but extend to an evolving code of ethics that reflects cultural and societal evolutions.  To stay in touch with these advancements, medical interpreters must periodically attend continuing education seminars and workshops to keep their skills and knowledge sharp and current.  In fact, many healthcare providers require a similar amount of continuing education from interpreters, as they do from nurses and doctors. If you’re currently working as a medical interpreter, our upcoming Bridging the Gap medical interpreter training course will improve your ability to facilitate communication in the healthcare field. It also fulfills the CCHI and NBCMI requirement for a 40-hour course in healthcare interpreter training, which is needed to take their tests for national certification. This course is extremely beneficial for bilingual speakers who are currently providing medical interpreting services.

Here are a few benefits attendees will gain at the Bridging the Gap seminar:

  • Improved quality of care for patients, as professional trained interpreters are known to improve patient outcomes
  • Tools needed to act with confidence as a competent medical interpreter
  • Increased marketability to hospitals and other healthcare facilities
  • Enhanced communication between healthcare providers and patients.

The training will also provide an introduction to the U.S. health care system as well as a discussion of the role of culture in interpretation. Communication skills, professional development and basic interpreting skills will be covered as well.

To register or if you have any questions about the training itself, please contact Elba Madison at 513-792-5035 or

Register now! Seating is limited!

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