Thomas Jefferson Medicine

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Phone: 215-955-6983
Admissions e-mail:

Program Information

  • M.D degree
  • 4 years in length
  • Class size: 255

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Baccalaureate degree from a university in the United States of America or in Canada
  • strong preparation in the sciences basic to medical school studies is advised
  • All prerequisites should be completed within five years of the application year
    • variety of college course combinations, including biology, general and organic chemistry and physics are a minimum
    • courses taken to meet the basic requirements should be comparable to courses accepted for concentration in these disciplines
    • Courses taken should be supplemented by laboratory experiences.
  • Studies in the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences and the development of effective writing skills are strongly suggested
  • Honours and independent study or research courses are encouraged

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  • Average accepted GPA in 2017: 3.71

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Standardized Test

  • Best to be taken in Spring 2017
  • Must be taken within 3 years of time of application
  • Median / Average scores 2015:
    • Verbal Reasoning: 10
    • Physical Sciences: 11
    • Biological Sciences: 11
  • Test must have been written within 3 years of application deadline

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Supporting Documents

  • Application is done through AMCAS, click here
    • Letters of Recommendation from a pre-professional committee
    • If there is no such committee, letters should be provided by individual faculty members (one letter each from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Humanities, if possible).
    • If applicant has continued to graduate programs, a letter of recommendation from the graduate school is highly encouraged.
  • Secondary Application

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  • Interviews are by invitation only
  • late September - early April, each Wednesday (except for the week of Thanksgiving and the week of our Winter Holiday)
  • Takes place: Jefferson Medical College; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Interview is one-on-one conducted by a member of the Committee of Admissions

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • June 1, 2017: Applications open
  • August 1, 2017: Early Decision deadline
  • October 15, 2017 MD/PhD Program deadline
  • November 15, 2017 MD Program deadline
  • January 1, 2018 All prerequisites must be fulfilled
  • June 1, 2018 Deadline for deferral requests

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Tuition 2017-2018

First Year Tuition: $55,464
International Students are not eligible for financial scholarships or financial loans.
International applicants may however contact the Financial Aid Office.

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