Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Student Leadership

Health Mentors Program Course Liaison – Active first and second year leaders from each profession who serve as liaisons between their peers and course faculty. Liaisons inform peers of upcoming activities and assignments and attend monthly meetings to provide faculty with peer feedback and assist with curricular design and revision.

Health Mentors Program Newsletter Editor – Interprofessional students assist with writing, editing and layout for the biannual Newsletter to thank Health Mentors who volunteer their time in the program. Participants have the opportunity to collaborate with peer editorial board members from other health professions and to explore health-related issues through research for the Patient Education section.

Health Mentors Program Small Group Facilitator – Graduates of the Health Mentors Program are invited to help facilitate small group sessions alongside health professions faculty. These upper level students receive training prior to contributing their own knowledge and experience in the small group setting. In helping lead small groups, they gain valuable educational tools and build their professional skillset.

Interprofessional Education and Care Newsletter Editorial Board Member – Interprofessional students help recruit student submissions for the nationally-circulated newsletter and assist with reviewing and editing submissions for publication. Students learn about the peer-review process and current topics in interprofessional education and have an opportunity to submit their own work for publishing.

Jefferson Students for Interprofessional Education (JSIPE) Leader – Participants help increase student exposure to real-world collaborative practice teams through a Grand Rounds educational setting. Leadership responsibilities include working with JCIPE faculty and staff to plan and organize events, scheduling and introducing practice teams, recruiting student participants and facilitating discussion during the activity.