About Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University, the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia, is composed of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Jefferson College of Life Sciences, Jefferson College of Health Professions, Jefferson College of Humanities & Sciences, Jefferson College of Nursing, Jefferson College of Pharmacy, Jefferson College of Population Health, and the Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences. Jefferson is regarded nationally as one of the best universities, offering a range of comprehensive programs for the education of health professions. Jefferson partners with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, its education and clinical care affiliate.
About Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Providing advanced medicine and superior care is at the core of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s commitment to its patients, its community and the nation. Since being established in 1825, this academic medical center has provided nationally recognized care intended to improve the health of all the communities it serves. Jefferson accomplishes its mission in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University and as a member of the Jefferson Health System. Jefferson is resolved to set the standard for excellence in the delivery of patient care, patient safety and the quality of the healthcare experience, in providing exemplary clinical settings for educating healthcare professionals and in leading in the introduction of innovative methodologies for healthcare delivery and quality improvement.
Jefferson continues to top the U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the best hospitals and specialties.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Benefits Summary
For Full-time House Staff Members
Please download the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Benefits Summary that summarizes the benefits available to House Staff members of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
The Jefferson flexible benefits program allows you to make individual benefit selections based on your own needs. Employees must enroll online within 30 days from date of hire.
Life at Jefferson
Philadelphia offers a unique variety of attractions, culture, entertainment, and activity that is sure to bring a smile to your face. Sure, it has cheesesteaks and the art museum (you know the famous steps where Rocky ran), but the city is also an East Coast hot spot – from outdoor cafes along Rittenhouse Square to the cobblestone streets between 2nd and 4th near Market Street, buzzing with bars and boutiques, and of course our premier arts and entertainment district known as the Avenue of the Arts.
Philadelphia is a city where colonial homes on cobblestone streets lie next to affluent avenues filled with museums, cafes, and lively night spots. The City of Brotherly Love is one of the most ethnically integrated cities in the United States. It is home to a diverse population descended from African Americans, Asian, Eastern European, Irish, and Italian immigrants.
In Philadelphia, you can find almost anything and everything just a few minutes’ walk away. From convenient corner stores, coffee shops, and video stores, to trendy restaurants nightclubs and theater, Philadelphia has the amenities of any major city.
Some residents choose to live in the city for the ease and convenience of living near Jefferson, plus they enjoy having immediate access to diverse entertainment. However, the suburbs of Philadelphia do not lack for entertainment possibilities. Some of the best restaurants are located in Manayunk, roughly 20 minutes west of Center City Philadelphia. Many smaller clubs, bars bookstores, and coffeehouses can be found throughout the suburbs of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is most famous as the birthplace of American Independence and the home of the Liberty Bell. Betsy Ross made the first American flag here and we were once the capital of the United States. Jefferson is proud to be situated just a few blocks from the most historic square mile in America – Independence National Historical Park. Here you will find the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall where the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence.
For more information about Philadelphia and surrounding areas, see www.visitphilly.com.
Off-Campus Housing. Living off-campus is often less expensive than living on-campus, and many of the options available have more character than the on-campus residences. When searching for off-campus housing, keep in mind two important factors: security and proximity to Jefferson. Look for a secure area in which to live. Talk to residents of the area that you are considering and visit the area at night (not alone, of course!). Sometimes neighborhoods that are fine during the day are not so fine at night. Also, look for a secure building (e.g., intercom systems, front desks, and doorpersons) and avoid first-floor apartments.
If you decide to live off-campus, begin looking for a place to live as soon as possible. One fun way to do this is to walk around the area looking for “FOR RENT” signs. Also, check the listings on the Off-Campus Bulletin Board online or in person on the first floor of the Edison Building (located at 130 South 9th Street). Visit the Department of Housing and Residence Life as it provides an off-campus housing service and has good sources of information.
The Housing Office provides an off-campus information service. You should begin your search for off-campus housing in March/April. This will provide you with enough time to identify the various accommodations available.
The Housing Office also maintains a comprehensive guidebook of off-campus options.
Jefferson affiliates interested in off-campus accommodations can request information by contacting the Alternative Housing Coordinator at 215-955-6479.
SEPTA | 215-580-7800
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is Philadelphia's public transportation system. It is quite extensive, serving not only the city of Philadelphia, but also all of the outlying suburbs, including New Jersey and Delaware.
Schedules are available at the SEPTA office at 1234 Market Street (next to the LOEWS Hotel) and the Jefferson Station ticket office, inside of Fashion District Philadelphia. Routes and schedules change often.
There are two main subway lines: the north and southbound Broad Street line, and the east and westbound Market Street-Frankford line. The Broad Street line station nearest Jefferson is on Broad Street between Walnut and Locust Streets. The Market Street-Frankford line can be accessed near Jefferson at 11th and Market Streets.
REGIONAL RAIL LINES
Trains travel to almost all of the Philadelphia suburbs and Philadelphia International Airport, leaving from Jefferson Station at 11th and Market Streets (Fashion District Philadelphia), just a few blocks from the Jefferson campus.
PATCO | 856-772-6900
Port Authority Transit Corporation is New Jersey's public transportation system. This high-speed line travels to and from New Jersey. The PATCO station nearest Jefferson is at 10th and Locust Sts.
|AMTRAK | www.amtrak.com | 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
The train station is 30th Street Station, located at 30th and Market Streets.
|GREYHOUND/TRAILWAYS BUSES | http://www.greyhound.com | 1-800-231-2222
The bus terminal is located at 10th and Filbert Streets adjacent to the Reading Terminal.
|TAXIS | Yellow Cab 215-922-8400 | United Cab 215-625-2881
Uber www.uber.com | Lyft www.lyft.com/cities/philadelphia-pa