Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Future Health Professionals Program

Future Health Professionals Program

Future Health Professionals Program is a 16-week educational and experiential program for underrepresented minority high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in careers in the health professions and medicine.  Students attend sessions on Jefferson’s campus for two hours per week.  The program begins in November and ends in March. Students who complete the program and meet the program requirements are awarded a Certificate of Participation.

Through interaction with faculty and students, participants have the opportunity to explore careers in medicine, nursing, the health professions (Couple and Family Therapy, Medical Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy and Radiologic Sciences), pharmacy, population health, and the biomedical sciences.  These sessions are designed to prepare participants for future health care careers while also helping students to prepare for their next stage of education.


Program Details

Location: Thomas Jefferson University

Dates: Select Wednesdays - October 2018 – March 2019

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Snacks provided)

Fall 2018 Program Dates Coming Soon

Spring 2019 Program Dates Coming Soon


Application Process

Applications Distributed Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Priority Application Deadline Rolling Admissions
Application Closes Monday, September 10, 2018
Decision Letters sent to students To be determined

A completed application includes the following:

  • Submission of a personal statement of no more than 500 words of why you are interested in a health care field
  • Completion of the Application Form
  • Completion of the Teacher Recommendation Form (to be submitted by the teacher separately)
Send all application materials to Victoria DiLorenzo.