Pre Doctoral Student ~ Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals - Philadelphia, PA

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Conducts research activities directly related to the area of study for which PhD degree will be conferred, and such research is required of all candidates as a condition for receiving such a degree. The primary purpose of this research is to further the student¿s education and training, culminating with the completion and defense of a doctoral thesis.

Demonstrates commitment to Jefferson¿s core values of excellence and innovation, integrity and respect, teamwork and communication.

Knows policies and procedures applicable to assigned duties. Uses sound judgment and is aware of potential hazards before taking action. Promptly reports errors/events or situations of actual or potential harm. Understands emergency procedures and can demonstrate appropriate response.


Full-time graduate student enrolled in one of the basic science PhD programs of the Jefferson College of Graduate Studies. Receives a fellowship award including stipend as a means of financial support toward this graduate study.

Baccalaureate degree in biomedical or basic sciences area of study. Application and acceptance of admission to the College.

Closing Statement

Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals are partners in providing excellent clinical and compassionate care for our patients in the Philadelphia region, educating the health professionals of tomorrow in a variety of disciplines and discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care.

Thomas Jefferson University is composed of Jefferson Medical College, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, Jefferson School of Population Health, and Jefferson College of Health Professions which includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Professions. The University enrolls more than 3,200 future physicians, scientists and healthcare professionals. Founded in 1824, Jefferson Medical College is one of the largest private medical schools in the nation, with among the largest living alumni group.

As an academic medical center within a regional healthcare system, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals are dedicated to excellence in patient care, patient safety and the quality of the healthcare experience. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals among the nation's top medical centers for a number of specialties including orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, cancer, digestive diseases, ear, nose and throat and respiratory disorders. Begun in 1825, the Hospital now has 957 licensed acute care beds, with major programs in a wide range of clinical specialties. Services are provided at four locations--the main hospital facility and the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, both in center city Philadelphia, Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia and Jefferson Voorhees in South Jersey.

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. All present and future employees at Jefferson can be assured that they will not be judged on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age disability or veteran's status, but by their individual performances.

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