We are Breaking the University Mold
Jefferson is one of the most entrepreneurial universities in the country with the largest academic and community health system in our region. Every day we reimagine education, health and discovery to create unparalleled value. We put people first, we are bold and transformative in our work, and we do the right thing for our students, families, patients, employees and community.
A Message from the President
I often ask us to imagine what will be obvious in 10 years - and do it now. What you'll see is that, at Jefferson, we are doing exactly that--whether it's breaking academic boundaries, nurturing creativity or preparing students for lifelong professional careers.
Jefferson is a 195 year-old institution acting like a start-up. To see how we're doing it, you'll need to understand our four pillar model.
Our University By The Numbers
programs across 10 colleges
& three schools
million dollars in research grants
Dr. Klasko's Guide to Creativity
What I Tell New Students
Fear the Rams! Thomas Jefferson University - it's about passion and purpose. Since we merged the two historic universities, Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University, we've seen an explosion of creativity dedicated to new ways to design professional education for jobs of the future.
We are creating the future, right here, right now."
Disrupt & Create
It's not every day you're on a list with Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos, but Modern Healthcare is making a point in naming us among the "12 disrupters" of healthcare. In its August 18 issue, all 12 of us are tied for #2 among the "100 most influential" individuals in healthcare.
The article is really a call for change. It reports on people who see the status quo as unsupportable.
We are reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value.
We improve lives and provide students with exceptional value in 21st century professional education.
The behaviors our employees demonstrate daily to patients and their fellow staff enable Jefferson to continue achieve its mission. Jefferson's values define who we are as an organization, what we stand for, and how we continue the work of helping others that began here nearly two centuries ago. These values are:
Put People First
Service-Minded, Respectful & Embraces Diversity
Be Bold & Think Differently
Innovative, Courageous & Solution-Oriented
Do the Right Thing
Safety-Focused, Integrity & Accountability
Seeing w/ Hands
So an artist and an anatomist went into a medical school classroom. No joke! Historically, that would have been normal. But not for the last hundred years. Sadly, we've focused medical students on being memorization machines, not creative artists. Today the old partnership of art and anatomy comes back to life (I know ... no more puns) from a new thought - that creativity is an essential skill for doctors.