Thomas Jefferson University

Department of
Emergency Medicine

In our dual role as an academic department at Jefferson Medical College and as a clinical department at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals we support the following missions:

Patient Care: We pledge to provide the finest state of the art facilities and personal service to insure quality emergency care for each of our patients and their families.

Education: Our goal is to develop skilled and compassionate physicians through our residency training program. In the development of skilled and compassionate physicians, we strive for excellence in teaching the practice of emergency medicine to students, residents, fellows and faculty.

Research: We aim to improve emergency medical care by advancing knowledge through research in the laboratory and in the clinical environment.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Emergency Medicine is to provide quality, compassionate and expeditious care to our patients and our community.  Our goals are achieved through shared values of integrity, respect, teamwork and communication.  

The Department is based at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, with two locations – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Center City, a 717-bed tertiary and quaternary care hospital with approximately 82,000 Emergency Department visits per year, and TJUH Methodist Hospital Division, a 220-bed community hospital in South Philadelphia with approximately 40,000 Emergency Department visits per year.  The Department also provides care at four Urgent Care centers and virtually through JeffConnect On-Demand telehealth.