The BTG course is a 40-hour professional development program that prepares bilingual individuals to work as medical interpreters in various healthcare environments. The course covers:
Print and complete the two-page registration form which includes a course agreement that must be signed by the applicant Mail signed and completed registration forms with payment of a $100 USD non-refundable deposit to cover the language proficiency assessment and processing fee. Make check or money order payable to St.Vincent Health. Payment can also be made by credit card; fill-in and sign the authorization form at the bottom of the registration form, only Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Mail to:St.Vincent Health – RUAH, BTG Program10330 N. Meridian Street, Suite 415Indianapolis, IN 46290
Upon receipt of completed registration form with the non-refundable deposit of $100 USD, an acceptance letter will be sent requesting confirmation of attendance to a selected BTG course after successfully passing the language proficiency assessment.
After receiving confirmation applicants will receive an acceptance email message requesting you to confirm your attendance to the BTG course selected. At that time the balance of $350 USD for the tuition is due. Each applicant will have 15 business days to submit their full payment. Note: All fees must be paid in full 5 business days prior to the selected course start date. You will receive a confirmation letter and receipt for payment of the balance of tuition fees from the RUAH office.
If cancellation of your enrollment is necessary, you will receive a credit of all fees paid to date up to $350 USD toward a future course date. If you do not want a credit a refund of all tuition fees up to the $350 USD will be made. This request must be made in writing. All written request for refunds should be sent directly to the RUAH office at 10330 N. Meridian Street, Suite 415, Indianapolis, IN 46290. Please allow 15 business days for processing.
St.Vincent Health / RUAH does not offer financial assistance or sponsorship assistance for tuition fees to community applicants.
St.Vincent Health / RUAH does not offer job placement or referral assistance. Participants interested in working for a specific hospital or clinic would need to contact Human Resources at the specific organization; including St.Vincent Health.
A payment plan may be arranged on a case by case basis pending approval from the RUAH office.
The BTG course does not teach medical terminology, during the course you will receive one day of instruction around medical terminology and a basic review of anatomy and body systems from the course instructor and a Registered Nurse professional. Participants will receive a bilingual medical glossary and a BTG handbook as a reference tool.
The BTG course is not a language course. It is expected that all BTG participants are proficient in two languages, one of which is English. We do not offer language instruction courses.
There is NO State of Indiana certification for medical interpreters at this time. You will be given a certificate of completion that is accepted by area healthcare organizations.
You will be given one month to retake the exam at the RUAH office, a final score of 75% or higher must be obtained to pass the make-up exam.
All training course communication is primarily by email, St.Vincent Health cannot be responsible for non-receipt of important information due to you e-mail’s not working. If you have not heard from St.Vincent in a reasonable amount of time, please contact the RUAH office at 317-583-3216.
Weekend Courses: 1st week- Fri-Sun 2nd week- Sat-Sun 9a-5p all course days
Weekday Courses: Mon-Fri 9a-5p
Anderson - Saint John's Health System: 9a-5p
From 465:I-465 North to US-31 (Meridian Street) ExitNorth on Meridian Street (US 31) to 103rd StreetTurn Left (West) on 103rd StreetSt.Vincent Health is located on the right (North) sideTurn right at the first drive leading to the front visitor parking area. The main entry faces Meridian Street and is accessible to all visitors during normal business hours.
From US 31 North:South on US-31 / Meridian Street to 103rd StreetTurn Right (West) on 103rd StreetSt.Vincent Health is located on the right (North) sideTurn right at the first drive leading to the front visitor parking area. The main entry faces Meridian Street and is accessible to all visitors during normal business hours.