Bridging the Gaps Clinical Program

  • United States of America

Tuton leads (BTG), Bridging the Gaps which links the training of health and social service professionals with the provision of health-related services for underserved and economically disadvantaged populations. BTG Community Health Internship Program (CHIP) is a paid community-based summer internship program that helps students gain a broader understanding of the factors that affect health in underserved and economically disadvantaged communities.


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).

CGH will count the Bridging the Gaps Clinical Program at Prevention Point as a Global Health Experience. The Prevention Point rotation will be eligible as a GHE so long as the following conditions are met:

  • Rotation must be at least 4 weeks in length
  • Student must complete CGH Registration before starting the Prevention Point rotation
  • Student must write a 3-4 page paper relating their experience to a global health topic area, i.e. the global impact of the opioid epidemic, needle exchange clinics globally, HIV prevention, etc.

Eligibility

Space is limited. Interested students are advised to start the application process as early as possible in their professional training. Students should contact Bridget McCormick (bmccor@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) 215-573-3208, BTG Clinical Liaison, for more information about the Clinical Program and availability and eligibility requirements for the clinical sites.