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Students Participate in Bridging the Gaps Program
Thirty-nine students from the Drexel University College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Professions and School of Public Health participated in this summer’s 14th annual Bridging the Gaps (BTG) Community Health Internship Program.
BTG is a consortium of all Pennsylvania medical and other health professional schools dedicated to training health and social service professionals while providing health-related services to underserved communities.
The Drexel students worked at eleven community sites throughout the Philadelphia area. Students interacted with elementary through high school-aged children, abused women and their children and teens at Covenant House. They also worked with various immigrant health programs.
The students’ activities will be highlighted at the BTG symposium on October 1 at Philadelphia’s Rodeph Shalom Synagogue, 615 North Broad Street. Students will present posters of their work and lead workshops on health topics. Salome Thomas –El, author of I Choose to Stay, is the event’s keynote speaker.
BTG is coordinated by Elissa Goldberg, Marisa McClellan and Dr. Vincent Zarro in the DUCOM Office of Community Experience. For more information on BTG, contact McClellan at 215-991-8578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.