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Thomas Jefferson University

Established 1824
Type Medical school
President Robert Barchi
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Urban
Website www.jefferson.edu

Thomas Jefferson University is an independent medical school, health professions and medical research institution. Founded in 1824, it is located in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The affiliated Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is highly ranked in rehabilitation medicine, cardiology, and orthopedic medicine. The university also takes an active role in medical research. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Largest metro area Delaware Valley Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Center City District, highlighted on a map of Philadelphia County. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Cardiology is the branch of medicine pertaining to the heart. ... Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (BE: orthopaedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic and recurrent injuries and other disorders of the locomotor system, its musclular and bone parts. ...


It began as Jefferson Medical College in 1824. On July 1, 1969 the institution officially became Thomas Jefferson University.


The university is made up of three colleges:

  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Jefferson College of Graduate Studies
  • Jefferson College of Health Professions

It housed Thomas Eakins' painting The Gross Clinic, which depicts a surgery that took place at the school, until January of 2007 when the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, purchased the painting. On November 11, 2006, the Thomas Jefferson University Board voted to sell the painting for $68 million. The sale represented a record price for an artwork made in the United States prior to World War II. In November of 2006, actions were taken to keep the painting in Philadelphia due to the fact that many believed that the painting was a historical piece that should remain in Philadelphia. A fund was started and $30 million dollars was raised to help pay the price of the work. In December of 2006, Wachovia bank lent the difference to pay for the painting, keeping the painting in Philadelphia with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts exhibiting and sharing the work. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (691x884, 62 KB) The Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (691x884, 62 KB) The Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins Source: http://www. ... The Gross Clinic is an 1875 painting by Thomas Eakins. ... Self portrait (1902), National Academy of Design, New York. ... The Gross Clinic is an 1875 painting by Thomas Eakins. ... The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was founded in 1805 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor William Rush, and other artists and business leaders. ... The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphias Fairmount Park, was established in 1876 in conjunction with the Centennial Exposition of the same year and is now among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. ... For Moravian settlements in North Carolina, see Wachovia, North Carolina. ... The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphias Fairmount Park, was established in 1876 in conjunction with the Centennial Exposition of the same year and is now among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. ... The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is the oldest art school in the United States, founded in Philadelphia in 1805. ...


Alumni

  • Thomas Jefferson University alumni

Thomas Jefferson Universitys notable alumni include: George R. Robbins (1814-1875), represented New Jerseys 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1855 to 1859. ...

External links

  • www.jefferson.edu — Thomas Jefferson University
  • www.jeffersonhospital.org — Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • A Brief History of Thomas Jefferson University — from the University Archives and Special Collections
Philadelphia Portal

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