Education Opportunities at Jefferson
The conversation are the opportunity for everyone at the institution to share our opinions and concerns on topics that might be uncomfortable, but necessary to acknowledge, discuss and address. The Bold Relevant Authentic Valuable Educational (B.R.A.V.E.) conversations are an immersion experience designed to compel thoughtful and productive dialogue. They provide the ability to share one’s personal opinions, fears and concerns in a safe and respectful setting.
“Let’s Talk” is a workshop series that opens the opportunity for conversation on any inclusion and diversity topic. Each workshop is designed to address the educational and awareness needs of the Jefferson Enterprise in regards to topics like, unconscious bias, systemic racism, race in America, LGBTQ competence, gender bias, health equity and much more. We will host these events throughout Jefferson and create safe zone environments to encourage open and honest dialogue on sometimes very sensitive topics. Everyone in the Jefferson community is welcomed to participate. We encourage folks to join us and share your experiences as we continue to cultivate an environment of inclusion and respect.
Step Up Programs
Jefferson is committed to providing enrichment programs for high school and undergraduate students, preparing them to apply to pursue careers in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Medicine. These unique programs are designed for underrepresented students in order to increase the pool of qualified candidates applying to graduate school or careers related to health care.
Nursing STEP-UP is offered to rising high school juniors and seniors and offers them an introduction to the field of nursing and its various disciplines.
Rehabilitation Sciences STEP-UP
Enrichment programs for undergraduate students, preparing them to apply to graduate school or pursue careers in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy
STEP-UP Medicine is a highly selective, intensive and comprehensive summer enrichment program for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds intending to apply to medical school.
A four week summer science program for High School juniors and seniors to participate in ongoing research projects. Working with Jefferson faculty, partners, postdoctoral scholars, and students, you'll build your proficiency in real-life research practices.
Jefferson is committed to improving the diversity of our student body, faculty, and staff, and we recognize that increasing access to scholarship dollars for African American males, who are underrepresented in medicine, is the single most effective means of accomplishing our goal.
Additional Education Programs
- The Enterprise Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement offers core fundamental education on Stereotypes, Bias, Inclusion and being an Ally through mandatory e-learning courses via our learning management system (LM). These courses are a part of our overall hospital annual mandatory education, which requires all employees, staff and Faculty to complete as a compliance requirement.
- Ad-Hoc/Customizable Education - This type of training is based on needs as described by the stakeholder (i.e. department, division, unit, etc.) our approach to this form of education includes a needs assessment, program design, facilitation and measurement of effectiveness. This type of training is on-demand and designed to the meet the needs of the individual requestor.
- D&I Education Catalogue – This is a new component and still under construction, but is intended to be a place with self-contained education resources that managers can use to help to encourage learning about a variety of D&I topics within their own department.
Jefferson is committed to giving back and investing in the communities we serve. Our charitable giving and sponsorship program benefits hundreds of organizations that put community health at the forefront of their missions. Please read our guidelines to complete an application for consideration.