"The members gained information about maintaining their health ... [and] began to see coherence in establishing healthy on-going practices ... Our members and staff shared freely with the BTG students and felt they were contributing to the education of professionals who wanted to be more understanding."
BTG Community Preceptor
University of Pennsylvania
Bridging the Gaps Program Staff
Ellen Martinak, MS
University of Pennsylvania BTG Associate Director
University of Pennsylvania BTG Program Administrative Coordinator
Bridget McCormick, BS
University of Pennsylvania BTG Program Coordinator
School of Medicine
Room 911 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
University of Pennsylvania BTG Program Faculty
Louis M. Bell Jr., MD, School of Medicine
Peter F. Cronholm, MD, MSCE, School of Medicine
Mary Frances Cummings,
MPH, RDH, School of Dental Medicine
Arlene Rivera Finkelstein, JD, Law School
Zvi Gellis, PhD, School of Social Policy & Practice
Joan I. Gluch,
PhD, RDH, School of Dental Medicine
Ann L. O’Sullivan,
PhD, FAAN, CPNP, School of Nursing
MD, MA, School of Medicine
Brittany Watson, VMD, PhD, School of Veterinary Medicine
Lucy Wolf Tuton,
PhD, Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Brian Work, MD, MPH, School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Students who have completed
their first year in the following schools are eligible to participate
in the Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program:
- Graduate Program in Public Health Studies
- Law School1
- School of Dental Medicine2
- School of Medicine3
- School of Nursing4
- School of Social Policy and Practice5
- School of Veterinary Medicine6
1 Law Students: Students interested in Health Law should contact Arlene Rivera Finkelstein at the Law School’s Toll Public Interest Center to discuss the BTG CHIP program and the possibility of being partnered with a more traditional legal internship for the rest of the summer.
2 Dental Students: Successful completion of the seven-week Community Health Internship Program provides academic credit for the Selective Program
3 Medical Students: Successful completion of the seven-week Community Health Internship Program is noted on the medical students' transcripts and meets partial requirements for the Community Health Certificate: Bridging the Gaps Scholar; Sayre Scholar; Women’s Health Scholar; and Global Health Scholar (participation may meet partial requirements for additional certificate programs).
4 Nursing Students: Successful completion of the first clinical nursing course is an eligibility requirement.
5 Social Work Students: Successful completion of the seven-week Community Health Internship Program provides extracurricular service learning that includes working on a team, learning about interprofessional health and community-based health promotion.
6 Veterinary Students: Students interested should contact Brittany Watson to discuss the program and will apply through the scholarship committee. Independent credit is available.
2015 BTG CHIP Community Partners
University of Pennsylvania
- 11th Street Clinic
- Aquinas Center
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Violence Intervention Program
- College of Physicians of Philadelphia
- Covenant House Pennsylvania
- Earth's Keepers, Inc.
- EducationWorks, WorkReady Philadelphia
- Family Practice and Counseling Network, Health Annex
- Francis J. Myers Recreation Center
- Hall Mercer, Child and Family Unit
- Health Federation, Early Head Start
- HIAS and Council Migration Services of Philadelphia
- LIFE A Practice of Penn Nursing
- Maternity Care Coalition, Cribs for Kids
- Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, Philadelphia Food Access Collaborative
- Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Patient Assistance Program
- Philadelphia FIGHT
- Prevention Point Philadelphia
- Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY)
- Puentes de Salud, Puentes Hacia el Futuro
- Ready, Willing & Able, Inc.
- Sayre Health Center, Dr. Bernett L. Johnson Center
- SHARE Food Program, Inc.
- Sickle Cell Disease Association of America: Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter (SCDAA/PDVC)
- Southwest Community Development Corporation, Patterson School
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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