Thomas Jefferson University

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)

Future Health Professionals Program

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.

Program Details

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

October 21
October 28

November 4
November 18

December 2
December 9

Spring 2021 Program Dates


Application Process

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)
Send all application materials to
working with students