Bridging the Gap’s Internship Program

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Bridging the Gap

A pioneer in the healthcare investment business, Dr. Mitchell Blutt founded Consonance Capital in 2005 and leads the firm as chief executive officer. Mitchell Blutt began his medical career by earning his doctor of medicine from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, which participates in community outreach through the Bridging the Gaps program.

Founded in 1991, the Bridging the Gaps (BTG) program draws students from a diverse array of disciplines attending the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Drexel University, Temple University, and Thomas Jefferson University. One of the main components of the program is the Community Health Internship Program (BTG CHIP).

Through the BTG CHIP Program, students engage in a paid summer internship through which they gain insight into the complex factors that impact the health of individuals in economically disadvantaged communities. Additionally, the program gives students a unique opportunity to collaborate across disciplines.

The BTG CHIP Program places students in some 100 nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Students work in teams alongside site staff members and faculty to create projects that both meet the needs of community members and further students’ knowledge in their areas of academic interest. To learn more about the BTG CHIP program, visit


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