Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Jeff STEP-UP Program

Program Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or US National.
  • Must be enrolled as a fulltime student in an accredited institution and completed 2 years of college (rising juniors and seniors).
  • Recent college graduates; specifically students who plan to take a "gap year" prior to medical school/graduate school.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Required Documents

  • Two Letters of Recommendation - submitted by an academic advisor or course instructor. The recommender is asked to speak to your academic/ professional potential, commitment to helping others, and emotional intelligence.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita.
  • Personal Statement demonstrating interest in medicine (500 words or less).
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) - to be submitted for any college/university attended. Please note that Official Transcript(s) will be required from students ultimately accepted into the STEPUP program.

Selection Process

  • Only complete applications are reviewed. "Complete" refers to submission of all required documents as well as completion of all fields of the application.
  • Once the application deadline has passed, completed applications will be reviewed.
  • Selected candidates will be contacted for an video Skype interview.
  • Based on the candidates application and interview, students will ultimately be selected to participate in the 2017 program.

Selection Timeline

Application Opens: November 1, 2016

Application Deadline: February 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Skpe Interviews: TBA

Students Notified of Decision: TBA