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U of P School of Medicine Community Health: Bridging the Gaps Scholar
U of P School of Medicine Community Health: Sayre Scholar
U of P School of Medicine Women’s Health Scholar
U of P School of Medicine Global Health Scholar


U of P School of Medicine Community Health: Bridging the Gaps Scholar*


Bridging the Gaps
links the training of health and social service professionals with the provision of health-related service to underserved communities.

  1. Bridging the Gaps: Community Health Internship Program (BTG CHIP)
    Seven-week program offered once a year
    or
    Global Health Experience #1
    Four weeks (minimum) duration

  2. Bridging the Gaps Seminar Series
    Attendance at six BTG seminars between first year and January of fourth year
    (For schedule and topics click here.)

  3. One-Month Elective (choice of three sites)
    • Covenant House
    • Newcomers’ Health
    • Living Independently for Frail Elderly (LIFE)
      Requirement: Completion of all clerkships

  4. Scholarly Pursuit at a BTG clinical site (see above)

Contact:
Mary Ellen Bradley, MSW, CAC
mebradle@mail.med.upenn.edu

* Students may obtain a citywide BTG Clinical Scholars Certificate by completing BTG CHIP, BTG Seminar Series, and EITHER the one-month elective OR the three-month Scholarly Pursuit at a BTG clinical site. The Penn Community Health Certificate requires completion of all four components.


U of P School of Medicine Community Health: Sayre Scholar


Sayre
integrates collaborative care and learning while providing health education and community service.

  1. Bridging the Gaps: Community Health Internship Program (BTG CHIP)
    Seven-week program offered once a year

  2. Community-Based Participatory Research Seminar (CBPR)

  3. One-Month Elective at Sayre
    Requirement: Completion of all clerkships

  4. Scholarly Pursuit at Sayre clinical site

Contact: 
Katherine Margo, MD
margok@uphs.upenn.edu


U of P School of Medicine Women’s Health Scholar


Women’s Health
provides concentrated experiences in women's health, spanning research, clinical training and community outreach. The FOCUS Certificate in Women’s Health is administered by FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  1. Bridging the Gaps: Community Health Internship Program (BTG CHIP)
    Seven-week program offered once a year (women’s health/maternal child or related site)
    or
    Women’s Health Research
    (Seven-week faculty directed research project)

  2. Women’s Health Seminar
    Attendance at 12 seminars between first year and January of fourth year
    (Grand rounds in OBGYN or other departments and relevant FOCUS seminars)

  3. One-Month Elective (choice of three sites)
    • Penn Health for Women at Radnor
    • Women and Children’s Health Services at Pennsylvania Hospital
    • HUP Family Planning Program/Planned Parenthood
      Requirement: Completion of all clerkships

  4. Scholarly Pursuit
    Women’s Health Project
    (FOCUS Fellowship fulfills this requirement)

Contact:
Patricia Scott
pscott3@mail.med.upenn.edu
www.focusprogram.org


U of P School of Medicine Global Health Scholar


Global Health
provides students with an in-depth exploration of global health issues through international experiences, coursework and research.

  1. Global Health Experience #1
    Four weeks (minimum) duration
    or
    Bridging the Gaps: Community Health Internship Program (BTG CHIP)
    Seven-week program offered once a year

  2. Introduction to Global Health

  3. Global Health Experience #2
    Four weeks (minimum) duration

  4. Scholarly Pursuit
    Must meet Scholarly Pursuit requirements and have global health relevance

Contact: 
Nancy Biller, MA, MPH 
nbiller@mail.med.upenn.edu

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