Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Program (P4)
Why Choose Jefferson


There are many reasons to choose Thomas Jefferson University's P4 for your post-baccalaureate education.

Premier Academic Medical Center

Thomas Jefferson University is a leading, internationally-recognized academic medical center. Our students have the distinct advantage of starting their journey in the health professions with access to world-class facilities and mentoring by an innovative and dynamic community of professionals, educators and students.

P4 at Thomas Jefferson University helps students complete requirements for medical/professional school, and also helps to build a competitive educational and professional foundation for the next steps in the students’ academic careers.

Focused Curriculum & Exam Preparation

Preparation begins with our focused curriculum, designed to provide students with a quality education from expert faculty—helping them fulfill academic requirements for medical/professional schools. It continues throughout students’ time in P4 with specific exam preparation courses and a comprehensive review at the end of program course work.

Small Class Sizes

We provide small class sizes, with lectures and laboratory sections containing a maximum number of 40 and 20 students, respectively. One of the major goals for P4 is to provide a sense of community among our students—building a cohort that will maintain a strong network well beyond the length of the Program.

Career/Educational Development

We offer career and educational development workshops and clinical opportunities through our Art & Science of Healthcare course.

Application Advisement

We provide our students with close support for medical/professional school admissions, including application guidance and preparation for the interview process.

Thomas Jefferson University Community & Philadelphia

Once admitted to our program, you become part of the Thomas Jefferson University community—with access to the many facilities available to all students, such as:

  • Wellness programs
  • On-campus housing
  • A variety of student activities and organizations

Thomas Jefferson University’s location in downtown Philadelphia is within walking distance of fantastic restaurants, shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions.

The campus is conveniently located and easily accessible from public transportation SEPTA and PATCO.

Student Success

Our first group completed in the Spring 2014. To date, here are our results!

Our students have been accepted to:

  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Penn State - Hershey
  • Temple University
  • Drexel University
  • St. Georges School of Medicine
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Western Michigan University School of Medicine
  • University of Colorado
  • The Commonwealth Medical College (PA)
  • University of Pittsburgh - School of Dental Medicine
  • Temple University - School of Dentistry