SKMC Office of Admissions

Information for Admitted Applicants

Congratulations on your acceptance to Sidney Kimmel Medical College. The information on this page will be updated periodically in the weeks preceding Orientation Week. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Failure to comply with the requirements will result in your inability to access BANNER, the SKMC student information system.

Matriculation Requirements

The Campus Key authenticates your identity. It is assigned by IT services and will be your login credential for accessing all Jefferson University application and IT services.

Within two weeks of receiving your acceptance notification from the SKMC admissions office, you will receive two separate emails from the office of academic systems. The first email will provide you with a link to confirm your enrollment. The second email will ask you to update and complete your personal information and change your password.

For help with your Campus Key PRIOR to matriculation, please contact Rita Rosanno at 215-955-9387.

Please submit the application for your student ID (PDF) no less than a month before the start of classes. You will need your ID to enter all Jefferson buildings. 

Prior to submitting a photo, please be sure to read the instructions and photo guidelines on the photo ID application carefully for what is required for the photo before submitting it. If you do not follow the photo guidelines it will not work and you will have to try again.

Photos that do not meet the specified criteria will be rejected.

Once your photo is submitted to PhotoID@Jefferson.edu you will be notified within 72 hours if your photo was rejected. 

Students will pick up their badges in person; everyone will be notified when and where IDs will be available for pick up. All students will be required to present a government issued ID or passport to confirm their identity at the time of ID pick-up. No exceptions.

For questions, you can call Photo ID at 215-955-7942. The Photo ID center is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:15 pm.

All students need to self-register the computer(s) they use to access our wireless network once per semester. Please see the page below.

Deadline June 23, 2022
For all students who graduated in December of 2021 or May of 2022, please have an official final transcript sent to:

Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Office of Admissions
1015 Walnut Street, Suite 110
Philadelphia, PA 19107

An electronic transcript can also be emailed to SKMC Admissions at SKMC.Admissions@Jefferson.edu

This is considered OFFICIAL if emailed directly to the email address above. It cannot be forwarded or scanned, it will then be considered UNOFFICIAL.

 

We require that you update your address on file to provide both your Home/Permanent address and your Local (Philadelphia area) address.

You may enter this information on-line via Banner Web by following the steps:

  1. Log in to Banner, using your Campus Key and Password to log in
  2. If you haven't already, change your PIN number (the system will prompt you on first log in). Enter your original PIN and new choice of PIN. PINs must be six numeric characters
  3. If this is your first log in, the next screen will ask you to provide a hint question and answer in the event you forget your PIN and need to have it sent to you. Enter a question and answer that only you know the answer to, but do not make it overly difficult. If needed, your response must exactly match the answer you provide
  4. Read and accept the Terms of Usage
  5. Follow the "Personal Information" link
  6. Find the option "Update Addresses and Phones"
  7. Select "Home/Permanent" from the address selection drop-down box and enter all requested information
  8. Once you submit this information, you will be taken back to the address change screen. Select "Local" from the address selection drop-down box and enter all requested information

Health insurance is required for all enrolled students at Thomas Jefferson University.

Each year, students must either enroll in the university’s student health plan or waive that plan and provide proof of other health insurance coverage that meets stated minimum requirements to qualify for a waiver.

Optional dental insurance is also available for matriculated students at Thomas Jefferson University.

**Insurance rates and coverage information for the university’s health and dental insurance plans in 2022-2023 will be posted here in late May or early June. Information about enrolling in the plan or waiving the plan will be available at that time as well. Please be sure to check back for the updated information.

Questions:  Please contact Ms. J. Muwwakkil

There are several pre-matriculation health requirements that must be met in order to begin your first year at SKMC. Given the time necessary to schedule appointments with your provider, please start this process immediately (due date June 20, 2022). Please review the information below carefully.

These pre-matriculation health requirements must be met to begin SKMC on time: 

Part 1: Proof of COVID vaccination 

Part 2: Pre-matriculation health information/physical evaluation form. 

COVID Vaccination

If you have any questions or concerns about the COVID vaccine requirement, please contact EF.COVID19@jefferson.edu or 215-951-0168.

Pre-Matriculation Health Information/Physical Evaluation Form (due June 20, 2022) 

The pre-matriculation health form requires the following:

  • A physical examination and documentation from your health care provider (including immunization history/titers and PPD).
  • Please create a Complio account for document tracking (URL above gives full details).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Jefferson Occupational Health Network (JOHN) at 215-955-6835.

 

A current criminal background check, processed through AMCAS and Certiphi, is required for admissions to SKMC.  Please submit your criminal background check by July 1.

 

International Students in Sidney Kimmel Medical College have access to Thomas Jefferson University's Office of International Affairs (OIA).  OIA helps students with immigration matters, acculturation and related issues.

International Students who need a form I-20 or sponsorship to study full-time at SKMC should email the Office of International Affairs at OIA@jefferson.edu after acceptance to begin the process of transferring from another U.S. university or obtaining initial immigration documents. The office can also be reached at 215-503-4335.

Students are required to attend First Year Orientation during the week of July 18 – July 22, 2022.  Orientation will be in-person this year (although we will continue to monitor city and state guidelines regarding COVID and update you accordingly).

Attendance is mandatory at all of the daytime orientation events.

Registration will take place the morning of July 18, 2022. We will update you with arrival time information closer to the date. Orientation sessions introducing you to the medical school, the curriculum, the faculty, and to each other will begin on Monday, July 18 and continue through Thursday, July 21. The White Coat Ceremony will take place on Friday morning, July 22.

At the beginning of July, students committed to enroll at Sidney Kimmel Medical College will be receive access to the SKMC Orientation site in Canvas, where the Office of Student Affairs will continue to update orientation information.

White Coat Ceremony

We are thrilled to announce that the White Coat Ceremony for the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Class of 2026 will be held on Friday, July 22nd, 2022, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building, 100 E. Penn Square, 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

The White Coat Ceremony serves to welcome medical students to the profession of medicine and highlight the value of humanism in healthcare. The ceremony culminates in the Hippocratic Oath that students will recite in front of their family members, school leadership, and peers, acknowledging the importance of patient-physician relationships and humanistic care. During the ceremony, each student will be presented with a white coat commemorating the momentous occasion and welcoming them to the field of medicine.

Please save the date on your calendar, and we will be in touch with more information soon. Each student will be given three tickets for the event. If you have any immediate questions, please contact Rich Crespo, the educational business manager in the SKMC student affairs office.

Information to come in May.

Suggested Summer Readings

Information to come in May.

All SKMC students will be issued a 9th Generation 10.2" Wi-Fi 64GB Apple iPad and Apple pencil free of charge upon matriculation. These devices do not come with a warranty or AppleCare; students are responsible for any damages and/or lost or stolen items. iPads and Pencils will be distributed during Orientation Week.

Required

  • Percussion/Reflex Hammer (Babinski, Dejerine, Queen’s square preferred over triangular head and Buck reflex hammers)
  • Stethoscope (many students purchase a 3M Littmann Classic III or Cardiology IV or equivalent)
  • Pen Light

Suggested but Not Required

  • Otoscope/ophthalmoscope (particularly for students considering careers in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology, ENT, neurology and neurosurgery)
  • Tuning Forks (128 Hertz)

For Anatomy Sessions

  • A pair (or two) of scrubs to be worn in dissection lab sessions and during practical   examinations. Scrubs are mandatory at all times within the Dissection Facility.
  • A pair of comfortable shoes that completely cover the foot and can get “messy”. This type of footwear is mandatory at all times within the Dissection Facility.
  • A pair of safety glasses/goggles with shatterproof lenses and side shields. Wearing of Safety glasses/goggles is mandatory at all times within the Dissection Facility.
  • A combination lock, if desired, for short term securing of personal items during your Dissection Sessions.

For Dissection Sessions

Each dissection table is provided with two scalpel handles, two probes, two forceps and two scissors. Students may purchase their own dissection equipment, but purchased kits should have a Number 4 scalpel handle so the school provided blades will fit. Personal kits will remain in the lab and should be marked with Name, Class and Table number.

Most instruments and supplies are available for purchase at:

Jefferson Campus Store
1009 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-955-7922
https://jeffersoncampusstore.com/

Academic calendars are listed here (PDF)All dates are subject to revision.

Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Jefferson University is committed to providing all students with opportunities to take full advantage of the educational and academic programs.  Our College of Medicine recognizes that students with documented disabilities may require reasonable accommodations in order to achieve this objective and/or to meet the technical standards.

If you require accommodations, please contact Jennifer Fogerty, MSEd, as early as possible at 215-503-6335. More information can be found at the accommodation page.

The students of SKMC are proud of the Honor Code (PDF) they have written and are committed to its values. 

Join the SKMC (Jefferson) Class of 2026 Accepted Students Facebook Group to meet fellow students and keep up with the latest news. You need to be logged into Facebook to access the group.