Jefferson Athlete Health Organization

Membership Eligibility:  All Jefferson Students

Membership Dues or Fees:  None


The Jefferson Athlete Health Organization aims to allow Jefferson students to gain exposure to the field of sports medicine, with the aim of helping students explore sports medicine prior to making career decisions.  The organization provides members with various opportunities, including informational lunch presentations, sports medicine physician shadowing and research opportunities, clinical skills sessions, and local sports medicine events information.  The organization also hosts the Annual Powderpuff Football Game, sponsors the Philly Health Cares 5K Run, and partners with the Athlete Health Organization (AHO) in Philadelphia to organize and run a city wide athlete screening event.


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President: Patrick Schlitt, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Treasurer: Shelby Smith, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Vice President: Elise Howell, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Student Communications: Taylor Shannon, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Research Coordinator: Corrin Hepburn, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Student Organization Advisor:

Jeremy Close, MD, Assistant Professor Director;  Department of Family and Community Medicine

925 Chestnut St. | 215-339-3500