Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine

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.



2019 BTG CHIP Community Partners – LECOM

  • Barber National Institute, Barber National Institute Headquarters

  • Brevillier Village

  • Community of Caring

  • Community Shelter Services

  • Erie Homes for Children and Adults

  • Erie VA Medical Center

  • Housing and Neighborhood Development Service (HANDS), St. Joseph’s Apartments

  • Housing and Neighborhood Development Service (HANDS), Villa Maria Apartments

  • LECOM Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

  • LECOM Senior Living Center

  • LifeWorks Erie

  • MCH Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

  • Mercy Center for Women

  • Mercy Hilltop Center

  • Millcreek Community Hospital

  • SafeNet

  • Voices for Independence

  • YMCA Kids Clubs, Erie Heights/Pineview

See 2020 Project Summaries 

Bridging the Gaps Faculty and Staff

Leah Labranche, MSc
LECOM BTG Program Director

Walter Hu 

Maricely Reyes-Cruz

Program Data