Operating as an interpreter in the medical field comes with a distinct set of obstacles.

Medical interpreting requires a higher degree of accuracy; because a minor miscommunication could result in severe consequences that affect the health and safety of the patient. Medical interpreters facilitate a connection between patients and healthcare providers that  beyond reproducing a message from one language to another.

Bridging the Gap is a nationally recognized program, specifically designed to enhance a medical interpreter’s professionalism, skills set, and overall ability to help their patients.

Established by the Cross Cultural Health Care Program, Bridging the Gap has pioneered a way in the field of medical interpreter training.

Bridging the Gap has been preparing bilingual individuals to work as effective, competent, and professional medical interpreters for over 20 years. The program encompasses a 40-hour training course which covers essential topics, such as interpreter roles and ethics, interpreting skills, medical terminology, the impact of culture, and an overview of the U.S. Health Care System. Additionally, the content of the training is proprietary and is updated constantly to ensure distribution of the most current information.

You are now able to receive Bridging the Gap Training at Global Arena!

Global Arena is an authorized Bridging the Gap Medical Interpretation Training Center.

We are offering interested participants the opportunity to improve their medical interpretation credentials from the comforts of our facilities. The courses will be instructed by a qualified Bridging the Gap trainer.

If you want to learn when the next session is scheduled and signup, please click here.

Each Bridging the gap training session requires 5 days of training; and options are available that cater to those with weekday or weekend availability. This certification course is worthwhile to all interpreters but it is essential for those operating in the medical interpreting field.

For more information about Bridging the Gap and the Cross Cultural Health Care Program, please visit this page.


  1. Yahya on June 16, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Dear Mrs Mr
    Kindly be informed I am an Egyptian ophthalmologist, and I want to have some information, about your course, and which course would fit me most.
    Is it applicable for an overseas doctor to attend your course.
    Yahya Alsafoury

    • Carles Pont on June 17, 2019 at 6:24 am

      Hello Yahya,

      Thank you for reaching out. Please contact Carles Pont at cpont@globalarena.com

      Carles will be able to provide you with more information about our Bridging the Gap Medical interpreting program. Kindly,


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