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For the unaffiliated California law school, see Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University Logo.png
Established 1824
Type Private
Endowment $614.3 million[1]
President Robert Barchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Students 2,867[2]
Undergraduates 1,057[2]
Postgraduates 844[2]
Location United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Campus Urban
Website www.jefferson.edu

Thomas Jefferson University is a private health sciences university in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. The university consists of three constituent colleges, Jefferson Medical College, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, and Jefferson College of Health Professions. In 2009, the medical college (JMC) was ranked #59 among the nation's medical schools by U.S. News & World Report.

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History

The University was founded under the name Jefferson Medical College in 1824. In 1825 the Medical College opened an infirmary to treat the poor and by 1844 Jefferson was providing patient beds over a shop at 10th and Sansom Streets. A 125-bed hospital, one of the first in the nation affiliated with a medical school, opened in 1877, and a school for nurses began in 1891. The Medical College became Thomas Jefferson University on July 1, 1969. As an academic health care center, Jefferson is currently involved in education, medical research, and patient care.

Affiliations

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

The University is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc (TJUH)—including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, and Methodist Hospital Division of TJUH. Thomas Jefferson University is also the primary academic affiliate of the Jefferson Health System. Jefferson Health System was founded in 1995 when Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Main Line Health System signed an agreement establishing a new, nonprofit, corporate entity known as the Jefferson Health System. The agreement brought together the Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. and Main Line Health under one corporate parent. Since then, other established networks have joined Jefferson Health System as founding members, including the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Frankford Health Care System, and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Gross Clinic

Thomas Eakins' painting The Gross Clinic was housed at Jefferson University from 1876 to 2006.

In January 2007 the University sold Thomas Eakins' painting The Gross Clinic, which depicts a surgery that took place at the school, for $68 million, to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.[3] A reproduction hangs in its place at Jefferson University.

See also

References

  1. ^ "College and University Endowments Over $250-Million, 2007". Chronicle of Higher Education: pp. 28. 2008-08-29. 
  2. ^ a b c Jefferson Fall 2006 Overview, College Toolkit.
  3. ^ Michael Kimmelman (January 12, 2007). "In the Company of Eakins". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/12/arts/design/12eaki.html?pagewanted=print. 

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Coordinates: 39°56′54″N 75°09′24″W / 39.9484°N 75.1567°W / 39.9484; -75.1567

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