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Resident Life at Jeff
Culture & Well-Being in the Neurology Residency
Your life and interests outside of the hospital are an important aspect of your growth as a physician. The neurology residency at Jefferson wishes to foster an environment in which your co-residents and faculty are a source of support and friendship. The department regularly sponsors social events for the residents outside of the hospital. Activities have included pumpkin picking in the Fall, mini-golf, or happy hours among the residents or with the department as a whole. The program directors are always open to ideas from the residents on activities that can be supported to help promote the camaraderie among each other than can make your time in residency special.
Our residents love engaging with the greater neurology and medical community through social media. Our resident-run Instagram (@jeffersonneurology) and Twitter (@TJUHNeurology) accounts range from promoting the clinical and scholarly work of our residents and faculty to fun photos and interactions with our greater social media community. We love our virtual interactions with prospective residents.
Resident Life at Jeff
Living in Philadelphia
One of the best features of completing your residency at Jefferson is the opportunity to live in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Jefferson’s medical campus and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are both situated in Center City Philadelphia. Within the surrounding blocks you can find numerous coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, and the amenities of any major city. The greater city of Philadelphia offers a wide variety of attractions, culture, restaurants, and entertainment for our residents to enjoy.
Philadelphia offers the walkability and convenience of a major East Coast city at a fraction of the cost of living compared to its neighbors. The city is a mixture of unique neighborhood from the colonial homes on cobble-stoned streets in Old City to the famous Italian Market in South Philadelphia. With popular neighborhoods like Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Bella Vista, Washington Square, Rittenhouse Square, and Fairmount, residents looking for city living can find a neighborhood that suits them best. Many residents are able to leave near Jefferson, allowing them to walk to work and still access the amenities of Center City Philadelphia and its surrounding neighborhoods. 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.
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. Public transportation makes getting in and out of the city the surrounding area easy.
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.
Our residents have a number of housing options, choosing either to live in one of Philadelphia’s many neighborhoods or even the surrounding suburbs. Most residents live within walking distance of the hospital campus. We’re confident that anyone can find the neighborhood and housing situation that fits their needs.
During your visit or after you match, feel free to reach out to the residents to discuss where they live and their favorite parts of the city. Where some residents may enjoy the convenience of a secure building (e.g. intercom systems, front desks, and doorpersons), others may find apartments in converted old townhomes of the surrounding area. When searching for housing, keep in mind the proximity to Jefferson and security. As with any major city, Philadelphia is not immune to crime that can be found in a city of its size.
After the Match, begin looking for a place to live as soon as possible. There are many universities and colleges in the city which often means rapid turnover of apartments and rental housing in the late Spring and Summer.
Getting Around Philadelphia
SEPTA | 215-580-7800
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 | 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
The train station is 30th Street Station, located at 30th and Market Streets.
|GREYHOUND/TRAILWAYS BUSES | 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
|Ride Share Services | Uber or Lyft|