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Clinical/policy/advocacy Rotation Program

About the BTG Community Health

Rotation Program 



The BTG Community Health Rotation Program is an interdisciplinary experience providing students with the opportunity to become more skilled in collaborative community clinical/policy/advocacy service for underserved populations. As with BTG CHIP, the Community Health Rotation Program provides meaningful service to a partnering clinical/policy/advocacy 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.

Community Health Rotation Program Sites


American Heart Association is an advocacy & policy program where students work on the Breathe Free Pennsylvania Coalition, the dangers of second hand smoke, and policy to support casinos to go smoke-free
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.

HMS School serves students aged 5 to 21 who have cerebral palsy or other complex disabilities. HMS School’s mission focuses on enabling all students to reach their maximum potential. They do this by promoting independence and improving the quality of life for their students in a safe and secure environment, so that each student can lead a fulfilling, stimulating life — now and as an adult.

Philadelphia FIGHT provides primary care to address the physical and emotional health needs of Philadelphia’s children from birth through age 18, regardless of ability to pay.

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.


Space is limited. Interested students are advised to start the application process as early as possible in their professional training.

Students can contact their academic institution’s BTG Community Health Rotation Program Coordinator or e-mail Bridget McCormick (, BTG Community Health Rotation Liaison, for more information about the Community Health Rotation Program and availability and eligibility requirements for the sites.

Note to Applicants: Your home school is responsible for providing professional liability insurance as well as ensuring that you have adequate health insurance. 

Drexel University







Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine






Temple University 







Thomas Jefferson University

University of Pennsylvania 


Affiliated Programs

Bryn Mawr College of Social Work

and Social Research




Elissa Goldberg, MSW, LSW
Angela Kim, MD 
(Academic Supervisor)




Robert Dustin, MA

Jerome Wright 

Ingrid Mapanao

Brian Work, MD, MPH
(Academic Supervisor)


Maria Hervada-Page, MSS


Bridget McCormick, MS


Ken Ginsburg, MD 
Christopher Renjilian, MD 

(Covenant House)

Hilary R. Bognar, MD, MSCE
(Philadelphia FIGHT)

Margaret Lowenstein, MD, MPhil  
(Prevention Point)



John Edwards, JD, MSS

Community Health Rotation Program 

Summary Data

During the 2021-22 program year, 22 students completed the BTG Community Health Rotation Program with 19 students graduating as BTG Community Health Scholars, having completed the requirements for all three BTG program components.

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