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Jefferson students learn their skills in classrooms, laboratory spaces, the library and clinical sites throughout the region, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.


The Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center (JCIPE) is dedicated to improving person-centered, collaborative care. JCIPE is one of the premier interprofessional education centers in the U.S. Many students participate in activities that JCIPE implements, such as the Patient Safety Symposium, FACT ACE Days’ IPE modules and the Health Mentors Program.

The University Clinical Skills & Simulation Center, located in the Dorrance Hamilton Building in the heart of campus, works with faculty to incorporate simulation as they teach clinical skills. Through simulation, students learn specific skills, such as putting in an IV or transferring a patient, and they also practice interacting with peers from other professions in scenarios, such as in a simulated operating room or trauma unit. The center uses more than 130 standardized and simulated patients (standardized patients or SPs) to produce skills teaching programs and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) for programs across the University and region.

Scott Memorial Library

The Scott Memorial Library is located in the center of campus. It is open and staffed 100 hours per week and has 24-hour access to workstations and the Internet. The Library’s collection is considered one of the finest in the region and reflects the University’s interests in the life sciences, clinical care, patient education and the history of the health sciences. The collection includes approximately 80,000 books and bound print journals; over 5,000 electronic journal subscriptions; 1,000 plus e-books; the University Archives; and significant holdings of rare books dating to the 15th century.

Many Jefferson programs require clinical education, and this occurs at hundreds of sites in the Philadelphia region and beyond, with national and international opportunities available for some programs. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, our sister institution, shares our campus and is the site of many clinical practica, as well as a place where students may acquire internships, externships or simply observe professionals at work.

The university continually improves classroom, laboratory and meeting space. Classrooms hold groups as small as 15 and up to 75 people and have audio/visual capabilities and internet access. Lecture halls seat up to 300. Outside of class time, students have access to small meeting rooms and study spaces in the Dorrance Hamilton Building and the Scott Memorial Library.

Many Jefferson students are immersed in classes that require hands-on practice and learning in laboratory space. Specialized labs are located throughout campus, in the Edison Building, Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Jefferson Alumni Hall and the Hamilton Building. Examples include a neuro lab, cadaver lab, cytotechnology lab including a multi-head microscope, occupational therapy lab (set up like a home) and human performance lab.


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