Medical Student Education

The education programs and activities in DFCM encompass teaching in all four years in the medical school as well as educating additional learners in many of Jefferson’s health professions programs: pharmacy, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, couple and family therapy, MPH, and the nurse practitioner program. 

The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University helps expose students to the specialty of Family Medicine. The group regularly hosts seminars and publicizes local events related to Family Medicine. Email to be added to the list.

What Does a Family Medicine Physician Do?

"Family physicians are personal doctors for people of all ages and health conditions. They are a reliable first contact for health concerns and directly address most health care needs. Through enduring partnerships, family physicians help patients prevent, understand, and manage illness, navigate the health system and set health goals. Family physicians and their staff adapt their care to the unique needs of their patients and communities. They use data to monitor and manage their patient population, and use best science to prioritize services most likely to benefit health. They are ideal leaders of health care systems and partners for public health."

Phillips RL, Brundgardt S, Lesko SE, et al. The future role of the family physician in the United States: a rigorous exercise in definition. Ann Fam Med. 2014;12(3):250-5.

Stephen A. Wilson, MD, MPH. President's Column, Family Medicine 2018; 30 (5); 399-202.


Christine Jerpbak, MD 
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs 

Fred Markham, MD 
Clerkship Director 

Maria Syl de la Cruz, MD 
Assistant Clerkship Director 

Laura Monroe, BA, M.Ed
UME Program Administrator

Amy Levine
Education Coordinator