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"The contributions of the Bridging the Gaps students … have allowed health center patients increased access to medication and allowed our health centers to meet the increasing demand for services during challenging economic times"
BTG Community Preceptor
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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

LECOM Web Site

Bridging the Gaps Faculty and Staff

Leah Labranche, MSc
LECOM BTG Program Director

Walter Hu
LECOM BTG Program Assistant

CHIP Eligibility

Students who have completed their first year in the College of Osteopathic Medicine are eligible to participate in the Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program.

BTG Application Form

2015 BTG CHIP Community Partners – LECOM

  • Barber National Institute
  • Brevillier Village
  • Erie DAWN
  • Erie Homes for Children and Adults
  • Erie VA Medical Center - Homeless Care Team
  • Health Care for the Homeless Partnership Initiative, Community of Caring
  • Health Care for the Homeless Partnership Initiative, Community Shelter Services
  • Health Care for the Homeless Partnership Initiative, Erie United Methodist Alliance - The Refuge
  • Housing and Neighborhood Development Service (HANDS), Villa Maria Apartments
  • Housing and Neighborhood Development Service (HANDS), St. Joseph's Apartments / Maryvale Apartments
  • JDRF, Northwestern PA Branch
  • LECOM Senior Living Center
  • Mercy Center for Women
  • Mercy Hilltop Center
  • Millcreek Community Hospital
  • SafeNet Domestic Violence Safety Network
  • Voices for Independence
  • YMCA of Greater Erie, Kids Clubs

For an alphabetical list of all 2015 BTG CHIP community partners and to view 2015 community project summaries by site, click here.

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