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Community Preceptors

Maya C. Muhammad, City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Academic Preceptors

Mary Hess, Jefferson College of Pharmacy; Pat Lanutti, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Ann L O'Sullivan, University of Pennsylvania; Candace Robertson-James, Drexel University


Philadelphia, PA


Public Health, Health Care Access, Chronic Disease Management, Health Communication


Project Goals and Objectives

The BTG interns ensured the continuity of access to medications from receiving a prescription until obtaining the medication on their own. Additionally, interns administered patient satisfaction surveys to help improve services at the centers.

Personal Reflections

  • Helped build awareness to the struggles in the community and different social determinants
  • Better understanding of the complexity of the healthcare system and knowing resources available to these populations
  • Importance of access to healthcare regardless of health insurance status
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team in providing better healthcare to patients

Bridging the Gap in Medication Access