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Future Docs High School Program

The objective of the Future Docs High School Program is to provide high school juniors and seniors with information and resources that will guide and direct them while in college as pre-medical, graduate or health professions students.

Program Information

The Future Docs High School Program is a nine-week educational and experiential program for underrepresented minority high school juniors and seniors interested in careers in the health professions. Students attend sessions after school for two hours a week at Jefferson Medical College. The program begins in January and ends in March. Students who complete the program and meet the program requirements are awarded a Certificate of Participation.

Application Process
A completed application and letter of recommendation must be submitted to:

Jefferson Medical College
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Future Docs High School Program
1020 Locust Street
Suite 163, JAH
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-4095 fax

Application Available: October 28
Application Deadline: December 6
Admissions Decision: December 20

Application & Program Fees: None

Future Docs Students

Program participants have the opportunity to explore careers in medicine, the health professions, and biomedical science. During the program, they will interact with Jefferson physicians, faculty and medical school representatives. In addition, they will hear presentations on career opportunities and student life from medical, graduate science, and health professions students. These sessions are designed to encourage students to prepare themselves adequately for future health care careers. Topics covered include:

  • Medical ethics
  • Patient diagnosis
  • Medical, graduate and health professions school admissions requirements
  • Financial aid and scholarship opportunities
  • Careers in nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapyand allied health technologies
  • Careers in medicine (with exposure to Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine)

Students are also given hands-on experiences through the use of our Anatomy Lab and Clinical Skills Center. They will also tour the hospital and TJU campus.

Selection Criteria

Students are selected for this program based on:

  • Good academic standing
  • An essay answer demonstrating a strong interest or desire to pursue careers in the health professions or biomedical sciences
  • A strong letter of recommendation.