Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson Student Interprofessional Hotspotting Program

Jefferson Student Hotspotters
  • New/emerging method for reducing healthcare cost while improving patient health/patient experience.
  • Identification of patients overusing ED and inpatient hospital care. Teams provide individualized, hands-on interventions to reduce hospital admissions.
  • Interventions address social determinants of health and promote collaboration among the various healthcare providers for these complex patients.

Program Description

Student Responsibilities

  • Enrolling patients into program, attending skills workshops, completing online curriculum and team assignments, organizing weekly team meetings, engaging Faculty/Staff Advisors in care planning.
  • Participating in patient interactions, including home visits, accompaniment to providers’ offices/hospital visits, navigation of community resources.


  • Application: Currently closed. Reopens May 2019
  • Program Kick-Off: September 15, 2018
  • Patient Graduation: February-March 2019
  • Program Wrap-Up: April 2019
  • Capstone/Research Opportunities: Spring Semester and the following year
  • Time commitment: Variable (2-4 hours/week)

Educational curriculum that facilitates interprofessional collaboration and engages student teams in addressing challenges faced by patients with complex medical and social needs.

Application Process

  • Students should contact the designated program lead within their program department (as applicable) before applying 
  • Complete an online application

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to receive transcript designation of Excellence in Collaborative Practice, depending upon their College’s/Program’s specific stipulations.


Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (JCIPE)

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