Jefferson Psychiatry Society

Membership Eligibility: All Members of the Jefferson Community

Membership Dues or Fees: None


The Jefferson Psychiatry Society (JPS) has been in existence for over 19 years. The mission of JPS is to advocate for the importance of mental and behavioral health across all fields of healthcare, and to promote de-stigmatization of mental healthcare in societal and institutional attitudes. JPS provides behavioral health-related exploration to all students, and provides career and residency application guidance to medical students pursuing careers in psychiatry. JPS meets for organizational meetings several times per year, and offers a variety of events to promote our mission: lunchtime lectures from specialists, career discussions, mental health related events, and activities dedicated to enhancing individual and community well-being. JPS hopes to create interdisciplinary connections and disseminate new and relevant findings within the field throughout the entire university and hospital community.


Organization Email:

Student Organization Advisor:  Mitchell J. Cohen, Professor, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior; 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA 19107 | 215-955-8574