Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

GME & Diversity

Attracting and developing a resident workforce is important for the care of patients as well as the education of our medical.  The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives (ODII) is involved in the following:

  1. Recruitment: using a team approach and including SKMC medical students, SKMC faculty, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) residents, medical students are provided with information about Jefferson residency programs.
  2. Visiting URM Clerkships: Developed by the Department of Medicine with assistance from ODII, the visiting URM clerkship provides financial support for a URM fourth year medical student from another institution. This gives the student a chance to learn in-depth about the Internal Medicine Residency Program as well as a chance to meet with the Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Engagement.
  3. The ODII, in conjunction with the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, developed a joint cultural competency education curriculum. This offers all Jefferson residents the opportunity to receive standardized cultural competency education.