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 (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) 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 Completion.
(The following form is to be completed by teacher)
Student participants interact with faculty and develop relationships with Jefferson student mentors to explore careers in medicine, nursing, the health professions (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiological Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies, Medical Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology, and Couple and Family Therapy), 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.
Location: Virtual program in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Dates: Select Wednesdays, October – December
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00/6:00 p.m
Fall 2020 Program Dates
Spring 2021 Program Dates
|Application Opens||Wednesday, July 1, 2020|
|Priority Application Deadline||Rolling Admissions|
|Application Closes||Friday, October 2, 2020|
|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 (found above)
- Completion of the Teacher Recommendation Form
(to be submitted by the teacher separately)