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Bioscience Honors Program

Students interested in genomic pathology or molecular genetics may qualify to participate in the Bioscience Honors Program, a partnership with the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology in Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Jefferson Hospital's clinical laboratories. This is a chance for students to stretch their academic experience and job prospects through in-depth study of genomic pathology and molecular genetics. Opportunities in other specialized programs will be added in the future.

Graduate Assistant Program

Qualified graduate students in bioscience technologies with demonstrated financial need may earn up to a $4,000 annual stipend and gain professional experience as a graduate research or teaching assistant. Working up to 15 hours a week, the graduate assistant collaborates with a professor or faculty group on a research project or program development activity. Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis through the Office of Financial Aid. For more information, call (215) 955-2867 or e-mail

Kitasato - Jefferson Student Exchange Program

The Department of Bioscience Technologies conducts a Student/Faculty Exchange Program with Kitasato University's College of Health Professions in Sagamihara-shi, Japan. Each year, three or four Japanese Lab Science students visit our Department for three weeks, usually during March. In May-June, three or four of our students visit Kitasato University. Jefferson students attend classes at Kitasato University, sight-see and enjoy a "total immersion" in Japanese customs and culture.

Participation in the Exchange Program is competitive. Eligibility is based on academic performance, ability to represent our University and potential to have meaningful learning and social experiences. Jefferson students may also apply for funding to support their trip through the University's Foerderer Scholarships for International Study.