Sidney Kimmel at Thomas Jefferson University Secondary Application

Sidney Kimmel at Thomas Jefferson University Secondary Essay Prompts

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Prompts have been updated November 2023. (Older essays, if available are below)


  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College defines diversity as the richness in human differences. How will your own experiences allow you to contribute to the diversity of the student body and to provide equitable and inclusive care to your future patients? (2500 characters)

Primary Deadline: Usually around Nov 15th
Secondary Deadline
: Usually around Jan 1st
Secondary Fee: $80
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
Casper Required: No
PREview Required: No
Screens Applications: No
Accepts Application Updates: Yes/Email

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Mission:

Sidney Kimmel Medical College is committed to: educating physicians who will form and lead the integrated healthcare delivery and research teams of tomorrow; discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care through investigation from the laboratory to the bedside, and into the community; and setting the standard for quality, compassionate and efficient patient care for our community and for the nation. Jefferson recognizes that a diverse community is imperative to achieving excellence in patient care, education, and research. As we carry out our mission, we are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and aspire to be a community of discovery, learning, and inclusion.

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Values:

  • Our word is our bond (Integrity).
  • We respect each other and all with whom we come into contact (Respect).
  • We contribute to society’s intellectual, cultural, and spiritual well-being to the highest possible extent (Social Responsibility).
  • We recognize that diversity and excellence go hand-in-hand, enhancing our education and patient care and welcome our ability to interact with other people (Diversity).
  • We care about and attempt to ameliorate the suffering and pain of illness; we care about and attempt to ameliorate the trials and tribulations of the Jefferson family (Compassion).
  • We are committed to excellence and the life-long pursuit of new knowledge and personal and professional growth (Excellence).
  • We aspire to do the right thing, for the right reason, even if it involves pain or sacrifice (Altruism).
  • We are committed to each other and to those we serve. We work together to achieve our mission and goals (Collaboration).
  • We are committed to the prudent use of the resources made available to us by the hard work of the faculty, the tuition of our learners, the support of the public, and the philanthropic giving that sustains us and helps us grow (Stewardship).

Older Essays:


  • Describe how the pandemic has affected your educational, work, or research plans? What has your own experience informed you about the challenges of providing equitable and inclusive care to future patients? (2500 characters)


  • Do you have any additional information that hasn’t been covered? (4000 characters)