Office of Diversity & Minority Affairs (ODAMA)
Future Docs Middle School Program
A completed application and letter of recommendation must be submitted to:
Jefferson Medical College
Luz M. Ortiz, M.A., Assistant Dean
Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs
1020 Locust Street
Suite 163, JAH
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-4095 fax
Candidates will be notified by mail of their acceptance into the program and will be sent a schedule with the program's starting date.
The objective of the Future Docs Middle School Program is to provide underrepresented minority middle school students (grades 7-8) the opportunity to explore careers in medicine, graduate biomedical studies, and the health related professions. Students will be given information and resources that will guide and direct them through their high school and undergraduate years of education. It is our hope to keep them focused on a career in the sciences while providing them with mentorship.
Future Docs Middle School Program is a four-week (once a week/Saturday) informational and experiential program for students in grades 7-8. Students will have some hands-on experiences in our Anatomy Lab and Clinical Skills Simulation Center. They will have the opportunity to interact with physicians, medical, graduate and health professions students. In addition, they will meet Faculty and Staff who represent Jefferson Medical College, the Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, Jefferson College of Pharmacy and the Jefferson College of Health Professions.