Thomas Jefferson University is an academic medical center dedicated to educating the health professionals of tomorrow in a variety of disciplines and discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of clinical care.
Founded in 1824 as Jefferson Medical College, and now known as Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, our University also includes the Jefferson Colleges of Biomedical Sciences, Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Population Health. The University enrolls more than 3,900 future physicians, scientists and healthcare professionals.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College is one of the largest freestanding private medical colleges in the U.S. and is nationally known for its interprofessional approach to medical education. Our residency placement rate is 97% - exceeding the national average - and our USMLE (step 1) student pass rate is 98% --also exceeding the national average. Through our College of Biomedical Sciences, 90% of our Post-baccalaureate Pre-Professional Program graduates have been accepted to medical school. Our occupational therapy program, offered in the Jefferson College of Health Professions, is ranked among the top ten in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The Jefferson College of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. Our nursing graduates regularly score among the highest in Pennsylvania on national licensure and certification examinations. This past year, our College of Pharmacy was ranked among the nation’s top schools by U.S. News & World Report. The Jefferson College of Population Health is the first such designated college in the country.