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Community Partner

Veterans Multi-Service Center

Community Preceptors

Jaclynn Ries, Veterans Multi‐Service Center

Academic Preceptors

Pat Lannutti, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Philadelphia, PA


Physical Fitness and Activity, Mental Health, Cardiovascular Health, Oral Health


Goals and Objectives

  • To motivate the veterans to eat healthier and exercise daily
  • To challenge the veterans to quit smoking
  • To provide healthy outlets for anxiety and stress
  • To provide resources for mental health issues such as Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Schizophrenia
  • To educate the veterans about cardiovascular health
  • To provide resources to aid in future employment
  • To educate veterans on the importance of oral health

Personal Statement

“Getting the chance to work with the veterans this summer at the Perimeter through BTG has been an eye opening experience. The guys have taught me a lot about perseverance in the face of adversity as well as a lot about myself. I learned everything from prejudices and bias that the homeless and veterans face on a daily basis to how to play spades like a champ. This summer has been truly an amazing and humbling experience.”—Alex

“ Working at the Perimeter this summer has been a truly life changing experience. The veterans have taught me a great deal about resilience, perseverance, and acceptance. They view each day as a new opportunity for success and handle challenges with the utmost of strength. These are some of the most caring and forgiving individuals I have ever worked with and it has been an honor to be a part of their family. I am so grateful to have been able to serve such inspirational individuals that have dedicated their lives to serving our country.”‐ Courtney

Veterans Multi-Service Center: The Perimeter