Medical Interpreter Fellowship Program

Jan 25, 2024Language Interpreters, Resources

Alaska Institute for Justice & State of Alaska Department of Health – Medical Interpreter Fellowship

Bridging the Gap 40-hour Training Course Certificate Program

About the Fellowship

The Alaska Institute for Justice in partnership with the State of Alaska Department of Health is excited to offer the Medical Interpreter Fellowship. The Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for qualified Alaskan interpreters to further their careers by receiving expert training on medical interpretation. This training and certificate can be used towards national medical certification.

This training course is taught in English and is open to bilingual speakers of all languages. No medical interpreting experience is required!


Application Deadline: February 16 at 5 PM

The Fellowship not only provides a unique opportunity, but the training and testing costs are fully covered and successful fellows will receive a $350.00 honorarium upon successful completion.


What You Learn

Learn the necessary skills and best practices to become a qualified medical interpreter through lecture-based lessons, interactive role plays, case studies, and group discussions. At the end of the training, participants will receive a signed and individually numbered certificate of successful completion after passing the final exam with a score of 70% or higher. You will also receive a copy of Bridging the Gap textbook, a bilingual medical glossary, and a Guide to Common Medications.

Among the topics you’ll learn are:

  • Basic interpreting skills
  • Interpreter roles
  • Codes of ethics for medical interpreters
  • Integrated medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology
  • The United States health care system
  • The role of culture in interpreting
  • Communication skills for advocacy
  • Professional development

Bridging the Gap 40-hour Training Course Certificate Program will be held every Saturday, April 6- May 4, 2024 from 9 AM – 5 PM

For More Information, contact: or 907-297-2761

This training is supported by the State of Alaska Department of Health.

For more information about the immigration options available to you

Anchorage Office
431 West 7th Ave. Suite 208
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-279-2457
Fax: 907-279-2450
Toll Free: 1-877-273-2457

Juneau Office
9085 Glacier Highway, Suite 204
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: 907-789-1326
Fax: 907-789-1324
Toll Free 1-877-273-2457

Juneau Mailing Address
P.O. Box 35832
Juneau, AK 99803

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