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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.

LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) a PACE program (Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly) serving dual-eligible, frail community-dwelling older adults.

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.

Clinical Program Academic Program Coordinators

Drexel University

Elissa Goldberg, MSW
Steven Rosenzweig, MD
(Academic Supervisor)

Philadelphia College
of Osteopathic Medicine

Pat Anthony Lannutti, DO

Temple University

Kathleen Reeves, MD

Thomas Jefferson University 

R. Patrick McManus Jr., MD

University of Pennsylvania

Ellen Martinak, MS
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Ken Ginsburg, MD (Covenant House)

Hilary R. Bognar, MD, MSCE
(LIFE-Living Independently for Elders)

Brian Work, MD, MPH  
(Prevention Point)

Affiliated Programs
Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and Social Research

Donna Harris, MA, MSW, LCSW

La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences 

Denise Bailey

University of the Sciences

Cathy Y. Poon, PharmD, FPPAG

BTG Associate Director

Ellen Martinak, MS

BTG Executive Director

Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD


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