IDeA: Innovation & Design Application
The IDeA Program invites Princeton University sophomores pursuing non-traditional pre-med majors or concentrations, such as architecture, engineering and computer science, to apply for early admission to SKMC.
Application Process & Deadlines
FEBRUARY 15 - Application Deadline
MARCH 1 - Interviews held during the month of March at SKMC
APRIL 1 - Notification of acceptance sent during the month of April (Accepted students will have 2 weeks to respond)
Why Choose Jefferson's IDeA Program?
Learn how students from different backgrounds pursue their own course of study while taking advantage of the University's unique programs. Participants in the program are guaranteed admission to Sidney Kimmel Medical College.
The Innovation & Design Application (IDeA) Program provides Princeton University undergraduates in their sophomore year with early acceptance to Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) at Thomas Jefferson University. The Program invites Princeton University sophomores pursuing non-traditional pre-med majors or concentrations, such as architecture, engineering and computer science, to apply for early admission to SKMC. Our vision is to create a program that fosters an “out-of-the-box” approach to healthcare challenges.
Admitted students will not be required to (and may not) take the MCAT or the full pre-med course load. This allows students to focus on their area of study at Princeton, developing the outside experience that brings innovation to the IDeA Program. IDeA Students in their first year at SKMC are invited to pursue the College within the College Design Program, a four year co-curricular journey that focuses on developing a human-centered approach to medicine through the lens of design thinking.
Accepted applicants will be eligible to receive scholarships.