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About the BTG Clinical Program 


The BTG Clinical Program is an interdisciplinary experience providing students with the opportunity to become more skilled in collaborative community clinical service for underserved populations. As with BTG CHIP, the Clinical Program provides meaningful service to a partnering clinical/community site by allowing the site to access additional human resources (health/social service professions students).  Students from multiple health and social service disciplines from across the city may elect to rotate through one of three program experiences.

Clinical Program Sites

Covenant House serves homeless youth, runaways and youth in crisis, and provides students with an opportunity to engage the youth in the cultivation of constructive responses to stress and attain skills that build positive approaches to life's challenges. Covenant House

Wissahickon Hospice serves patients with life-limiting conditions and provides students with an opportunity to experience a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to pain and symptom management, while helping to address patients' and their families' emotional and spiritual challenges during the process of death and dying. Wissahickon Hospice

Prevention Point is a multiservice public health organization where students will experience a nonjudgmental approach to the provision of health care and social services for the hardest-to-reach and often addicted populations. Prevention Point

Clinical Program Academic Program Coordinators

Drexel University

Steven Rosenzweig, MD

Philadelphia College
Of Osteopathic Medicine

Eugene Mochan, PhD, DO

Temple University

Trisha Acri, MD

Thomas Jefferson University 

R. Patrick McManus Jr., MD

University of Pennsylvania

Ellen Martinak, MS
215-573-2265 (fax)   

Ken Ginsburg, MD (Covenant House)

Joe Metmowlee Garland, MD (Prevention Point )

Peter F. Cronholm, MD, MSCE
(Wissahickon Hospice)

Affiliated Programs
Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and Social Research

Donna Harris, MA, MSW, LCSW
(610) 520-2629

La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences 

Kathleen H. Neumeister RN, MSN, CSN
(267) 304-6782

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Mary Kate McGinty, RPh MS
(215) 596-8719

BTG Associate Director

Ellen Martinak, MS
215-573-2265 (fax)   

BTG Executive Director

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD


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