Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson Student Interprofessional Hotspotting Program

What is it?

Jefferson Student Interprofessional Hotspotting Program
  • New/emerging method for reducing healthcare cost while improving patient health/patient experience.
  • Identification of patients overusing ED and inpatient hospital care. Teams provide individualized, hands-on interventions to reduce hospital use.
  • Interventions address social determinants of health and promote collaboration among the various healthcare providers for these complex patients.

Program Description

Educational curriculum facilitates interprofessional team-based learning focused on the challenges faced by complex patients in their interactions with the healthcare system.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Enrolling patients into program, attending skills workshops, completing online curriculum, organizing team meetings.
  • Participating in patient interactions, including home visits, accompaniment to physicians’ offices/hospital visits, navigation of community resources.


Application: Due May 15, 2017

Program Kick-Off: Early September 2017

Patient Graduation: December 2017

Capstone/Research Opportunities: Spring Semester

Program Wrap-Up: March 2018

Time commitment: Variable (4-8 hours/week)

Application Process

  • Application DUE BY MAY 15th 2017
  • Contact your program lead (as applicable) before applying (found at the link below)
  • Complete Online Application

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to receive a certificate of Excellence in Collaborative Practice, to appear on their transcripts.


Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education (JCIPE)