Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Future Health Professionals Program

The application for Fall 2017/Spring 2018 is now open!

See below for more details

Future Health Professionals

The Future Health Professionals Program is a 15-week educational and experiential program for underrepresented minority high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in careers in the health professions and medicine.  Students attend sessions on Jefferson’s campus for two hours per week.  The program begins in November and ends in March. Students who complete the program and meet the program requirements are awarded a Certificate of Participation.

Through interaction with faculty and students, participants have the opportunity to explore careers in medicine, nursing, the health professions (Couple and Family Therapy, Medical Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy and Radiologic Sciences), pharmacy, population health, and the biomedical sciences.  These sessions are designed to prepare participants for future health care careers while also helping students to prepare for their next stage of education.


Program Details

Location: Thomas Jefferson University

Dates: Select Wednesdays - November 2017 – March 2018

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Snacks provided)

Fall 2017 Program Dates

  • November 1
  • November 8
  • November 15
  • November 29
  • December 6
  • December 13

Spring 2018 Program Dates

  • January 17
  • January 24
  • January 31
  • February 7
  • February 14
  • February 21
  • February 28
  • March 14
  • March 21

Application Process

Applications Distributed Monday, May 15, 2017
Priority Application Deadline Friday, June 16, 2017
Application Closes Friday, September 16, 2017
Decision Letters sent to students Friday, October 6, 2017

A completed application includes the following:

  • Submission of a personal statement of no more than 500 words of why you are interested in a health care field
  • Completion of the Application Form
  • Completion of the Teacher Recommendation Form (to be submitted by the teacher separately)
Send all application materials to Victoria DiLorenzo.