Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

College within the College
Population Health


College within the College Population Health Track (CwiC-PH) is an approach to health that aims to improve the health of an entire population. CwiC-PH seeks to step beyond the individual-level focus of mainstream medicine by addressing a broad range of factors that impact health on a population level, such as environment, literacy, ethnicity, social structure, resource distribution and more. An important theme in population health is the significance of social determinants of health.

The CwiC-PH track includes longitudinal mentored relationships, working closely with key faculty, didactic sessions and group seminars, experiential opportunities, on-line programs, enhanced third year clerkships and opportunities to apply credits to other advanced degree programs (e.g. 15 credits toward a MD/MPH at Thomas Jefferson University).

The CwiC-PH track is ideal for those interested in:

  • Pursuing a career in academic medicine and population health
  • Doing community-based research in future practice locally and globally
  • Addressing health equity and social justice
  • Improving quality and cost of care
  • Engaging with communities locally and globally
  • Achieving academic excellence beyond the curriculum

Program Overview

Overview of 4 Years in CwiC-PH

Contact Us

Rickie Brawer, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Urban Health

211 S. Ninth Street
Walnut Towers, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 955-2396
Fax: (215) 955-7529
Email:
Ricky.Brawer@jefferson.edu

James Plumb, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Director, Center for Urban Health
Faculty Advisor, JeffHOPE

211 S. Ninth Street
Walnut Towers, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 955-6340
Fax: (215) 955-7529
Email: James.Plumb@jefferson.edu