Office of Pre-Professional Programs in Medicine and Health

Articulations and Affiliation Agreements

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson Unviersity) has affiliations and articulation agreements with several schools, colleges and universities to offer pathways into various medical and health careers. These partnerships provide PhilaU students with certain advantages when progressing into professional schooling. Check below to learn more about different health and medical pathways accessible through PhilaU.

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Chiropractor

Chiropractors are health care professionals who treat patients by addressing the musculoskeletal structure using spinal manipulation. Through this treatment, chiropractors help patients improve mobility, reduce pain, restore function, and heal without surgery or medication.

Jefferson has a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine (3+3) articulation agreement with Logan University.

» Click here to learn more about the Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Logan University.

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Dentist/ Dental Surgeon

Dentists treat problems with teeth and gums and advise on the best way to maintain good oral health through proper care and diet. They help correct tooth and gum decay, repair teeth, give x-rays and more. Dentistry has a variety of specialties, from general practice to dental surgery, orthodontics and more. 

Jefferson has a Doctor of Dental Medicine (3+4) articulation agreement with Kornberg School of Dentistry, and a Doctor of Dental Medicine (4+4) articulation agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

» Click here to learn more about the Doctor of Dental Medicine program at Kornberg School of Dentistry.

» Click here to learn more about the Doctor of Dental Medicine program at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) are fully licensed physicians who provide a full range of services. DOs can practice across any medical specialty, prescribe drugs, perform surgeries and more. The difference between DOs and Medical Doctors, or MDs, is the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment, a hands-on method of treatment through stretching, gentle pressure and resistance to move muscles and joints.

Jefferson has Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (4+4) and (3+4) articulation agreements with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (4+4) agreement with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

» Click here to learn more about the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Family Therapist

Couple and Family Therapists are highly-trained, licensed mental health professionals who help solve a variety of relationship, emotional, behavioral and health problems. Couple and Family Therapists solve conflicts and help guide difficult situations and transitions, from relational issues to stepfamily development and more.

Jefferson has a Masters in Family Therapy (MFT) articulation agreement with Thomas Jefferson University.

» Click here to learn more about the Masters in Family Therapy program at Thomas Jefferson University.

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Medical Doctor

Medical Doctors (MDs) are fully licensed physicians who provide a full range of services. MDs can practice across any medical specialty, prescribe drugs, perform surgeries and more. MDs take an allopathic approach to health, wellness and the treatment of various diseases and ailments.

Jefferson has School of Medicine (4+) articulation agreements with St. George’s University.

» Click here to learn more about medical school at St. George's University.

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Nurse

Nurses are the largest group of healthcare professionals in the U.S. Nurses are patient advocates who help communication between patients and doctors, care for patients, give medicine and more. There are many levels of nursing, from nurse’s aides to registered nurses (RNs) and doctors of nursing practice (DNPs).

Jefferson has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing articulation agreement with Thomas Jefferson University.

» Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Thomas Jefferson University.

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Pharmacist

Pharmacists prepare and distribute drugs prescribed by health practitioners. Pharmacists counsel patients on the proper use of medications, and advise physicians on best practices for dosage, interactions, side effects and more.

Jefferson has Doctor of Pharmacy (3+) articulation agreement with Thomas Jefferson University, and Doctor of Pharmacy (3+) and (4+) articulation agreements with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

» Click here to learn more about the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Thomas Jefferson University.

» Click here to learn more about the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Physical Therapist

Physical Therapists (PTs), are licensed professionals who work with patients to prevent or manage their conditions to improve mobility, reduce pain, restore function, prevent disability and build fitness. PTs work with a wide range of patients, and can help some people avoid surgeries or the long term use of medication.

Jefferson has Doctor of Physical Therapy articulation agreements with University of the Sciences.

» Click here to learn more about the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at University of the Sciences.

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Public Health professional

Public health is a very broad field that includes an array of different careers, from epidemiologists (who help prevent the spread of diseases) to marketing and education professionals. Public health efforts are multifaceted, including work to research, monitor, diagnose, educate, develop policies and more to prevent and correct public health issues.

Jefferson has a Master of Public Health articulation agreement with Thomas Jefferson University.

» Click here to learn more about the Master of Public Health program at Thomas Jefferson University.

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Veterinarian

Veterinarians are medical professionals who protects the health and well-being of animals. Vets diagnose and treat sick or injured animals and advise owners on proper care of pets and livestock. There are specialties in veterinary medicine, like specialties ins small or large animals, emergency treatment, surgery and more.

Jefferson has a School of Veterinary Medicine (4+) articulation agreements with St. George’s University.

» Click here to learn more about the the School of Veterinary Medicine at St. George's University.

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