Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson Medical College was opened in 1824 in Philadelphia and is now the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) at Thomas Jefferson University. More than 30,000 students have graduated with a medical degree from the institution. The school's principles include integrating basic science, clinical skills, and personal and professional development. Students exposed early and often to the clinical environment with seasoned mentors and adopt the patient-oriented approach of SKMC.

Aside from stringent academic performance standards, each medical school maintains guidelines for professionalism and academic integrity. Medical students should act decisively to reduce the risks of long-term consequences including being unable to access better residency programs and employment opportunities if disciplinary matters are left unresolved. It is crucial to retain an attorney-adviser that is familiar with mitigating these concerns and understands the process. He or she will protect your rights to due process and best interests and work toward a favorable resolution. 

Common Examples of Lacking Professionalism

  • Showing difficulties in managing and responding to stressful situations
  • Exhibiting signs of lacking composure with patients
  • Putting forth a mediocre or minimal effort

Professionalism is a basic attribute among those in the medical profession. It is demonstrated as competence in knowledge, communication, reasoning, and more. The SKMC Values and Honor Code