Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson Student Interprofessional Hotspotting Program

What is Student Hotspotting?

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

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

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: Due May 30, 2018
  • Program Kick-Off: September 15, 2018
  • Patient Graduation: February-March 2019
  • Program Wrap-Up: March 2019
  • Capstone/Research Opportunities: Spring Semester and the following year
  • Time commitment: Variable (2-4 hours/week)

Application Process

  • Application DUE BY MAY 30, 2018
  • Contact your program lead (as applicable) before applying (found at the link below)
  • Complete 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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