The Jefferson Center for International Dermatology

Programs of Study The Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology at Jefferson Medical College accepts a limited number of qualified applicants per academic year into the Jefferson Center for International Dermatology Certificate and M.Sc. programs.

The Certificate Program in Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology is a twelve-month customized curriculum consisting of clinical and/or research oriented preceptorships open to all foreign medical school graduates whose training and clinical experience qualify them for advanced training in dermatology. Short-term internships are available and can be tailored to the interests of the participant.

The M.Sc. Program in Dermatologic Sciences is a full-time degree program consisting of classroom instruction and clinical/research clerkships in individual dermatology practices, satellite offices and laboratory facilities. The degree program is designed so that a certificate candidate in good academic standing may matriculate into the advanced Masters program.

Clinical Facilities The Department of Dermatology's clinical activities are centered in a newly furbished office suite consisting of 10,500 sq. ft. of space, including surgical and laser suites, consultation suites, a dermatopathology suite, examination rooms, and conference room. The Jefferson Cutaneous Laser Center provides state-of-the-art laser technology to skin diseases using pulsed dye, Q-switched ruby, CO2, and argon lasers and is a site for clinical trials for both new lasers and new medical and cosmetic treatment modalities.

Research Facilities The Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology has a strong ongoing research program in various aspects of cutaneous biology and investigative dermatology, biochemistry and molecular biology. The laboratory facilities consist of 16,000 sq. ft. of well-equipped biochemistry laboratories in the Section of Molecular Dermatology within the Jefferson Institute of Molecular Medicine. Currently, the laboratories have eighteen post-doctoral fellows supported by strong extramural funding from National Institutes of Health, Dermatology Foundation, and other sources.

Cost of Study Tuition for 1998-1999:
- Certificate Program $15,960
- M.Sc. Program $21,960

Financial Aid US Federal regulations restrict all federal funds to citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The Office of Student Financial Aid is unable to offer institutional aid to foreign students. Jefferson Medical College therefore requires international students applying for admission to present evidence of sufficient funds to cover all tuition, fees, books, and living expenses for their study.

Living and Housing Costs Students are eligible to reside at the Martin Residence Dormitory which is situated on campus. Private as well as shared accommo- dations are available and rents typically range from $370 to $600 per month. Off campus apartments are equally affordable and available year round.

Location The Jefferson Center for International Dermatology is located on the campus of Jefferson Medical College in downtown historic Philadelphia.
The academic and research activities which extend to the local medical community includes the University of Pennsylvania, and Allegheny Health Systems, offering enhanced opportunities for educational exchange.

Philadelphia, home to over two million, is an ethnically diverse and culturally rich city. The birthplace of America, it boasts of a world renowned symphony orchestra, major museums, fine restaurants, and exciting year round activities.

The University Thomas Jefferson University, consisting of Jefferson Medical College, School of Graduate Studies, School of Allied Health Sciences and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, dates back to 1824. It continues to be one of the largest private medical school in the United States with about 230 medical students per class.

Applying Applications should be submitted to the address given below. Due to the limited number of students who can be accepted, it is strongly recommended to forward your documents as soon as possible to the JCID office.

Please send the following:
Completed Application Form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two letters of recommendation
- Copy of Medical school transcript
- Copy of Medical Degree

Forward all information to:
Eileen O'Shaughnessy, M.Sc.
Executive Director
Jefferson Center for International Dermatology
Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Biology
Jefferson Medical College
233 South 10th Street, Suite 450 BLSB
Philadelphia, PA 19107