Augusta University offers Bridging the Gap medical interpreters training

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The AU Medical Center in downtown Augusta, Georgia.

As the Augusta area experiences growth and increased diversity, the need continues for medical interpreters to assist patients with limited English proficiency.

To ensure quality care for all patients, Augusta University is offering “Bridging the Gap” medical interpreters training March 23, 25, 27, 30 and April 1. This introduction to medical interpreters training is licensed by the nationally recognized Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP), which is dedicated to advancing access to quality health care that is appropriate across cultures and languages.

The course offers a minimum of 40 hours of training recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. It offers a rigorous curriculum covering a variety of topics, including Standards of Practice, Interpretation Techniques, Role Playing and Interpreter Protocol.

Students must attend all five days to pass the final written exam. The course fee is $800 per participant and includes the required language assessment, training and all course materials.

For more information, contact AU Health Interpreter and Translation Services at 706-721-6929 or email monsmith@augusta.edu.

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Lisa Kaylor is Media Relations Specialist at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-5292 or lkaylor@augusta.edu.

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