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Students, residents and fellows are an integral part of the research mission of the Department of Family and Community Medicine.  The department has a Faculty Development Research Fellowship, and also offers many research opportunities to medical students and students in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. 

We encourage any student interested in research to Identify and Contact Jefferson Researchers. 

If you are a student and are interested in research opportunities in Family Medicine please contact us at

2014 Summer Research Program Information

The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) participates in Jefferson Medical College’s Summer Research Program.  In order to be considered for a summer research position at the DFCM, you must apply through the JMC program, and choose the “Department of Family and Community Medicine’ option. The DFCM program is competitive, and Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP) students are given preference.

Key Dates/Deadlines (2014) --- ***provisional***

Application & Admission Process    
Application window opens (online) 02/03/2014  
Application window closes (online) 02/24/2014  
Students notified of acceptance into the program and preliminary funding decision (email) 03/21/2014  
Students decide on participation (email) 04/01/2014  
Students notified of final funding decision (email) 04/23/2014  


If you are a College within a College (CwiC) program student and you want to do a summer research experience, you can also apply through the JMC program application, and choose the ‘Center for Urban Health’ (CUH) option to be eligible for a CUH research project.   These options are mutually exclusive; you will have to choose a site when completing your application. CUH students must be eligible for federal work study, so we recommend getting this process started early. Contact Atheia Mobley to complete a Federal Work Study Application.

For questions about the application process, please contact Andrea Cherenack or 215-503-6166. For specific questions about DFCM Summer Research, please contact Dr. Marianna LaNoue For questions about Center for Urban Health Summer Research, please contact Abbie Santana