Thomas Jefferson University

Future Docs High School Program

The objective of the Future Docs High School Program is to provide high school juniors and seniors with information and experiences to expose them to potential career choices in the health care fields.

SKMC Future Docs Programs

The Future Docs High School Program is a nine-week educational and experiential program for underrepresented minority high school juniors and seniors interested in careers in the health professions. Students attend sessions for two hours a week. The program begins in January 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, pharmacy, population health and the biomedical sciences. These sessions are designed to prepare participants for future health care careers

Program participants have the opportunity to explore careers in medicine, the health professions, and biomedical science. During the program, they will interact with Jefferson physicians, faculty and medical College representatives. In addition, they will hear presentations on career opportunities and student life from medical, graduate science, and health professions students. These sessions are designed to encourage students to prepare themselves adequately for future health care careers. 

Sessions include:

  • Visit to the anatomy lab
  • Interactive medical simulation session in the Clinical Skills Laboratory
  • Panel session on life as a student in the various health care colleges
  • Medical, nursing, graduate and health professions admissions requirements
  • Financial aid and scholarship opportunities
  • Careers in nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy and allied health technologies
  • Careers in medicine (with exposure to Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine)

Students are also given hands-on experiences through the use of our Anatomy Lab and Clinical Skills Center. They will also tour the hospital and TJU campus.

Students are enrolled from the following schools:

  • School District of Philadelphia
  • Mastery Charter School – Lenfest Campus
  • Cristo Rey High School
  • Breakthrough Philadelphia
  • Delaware Technical Institute STEM-UP pipeline program

Sign up for the September Future Docs Program Application