About Thomas Jefferson University:
Thomas Jefferson University is a private university in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The university consists of six constituent colleges and schools: Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences, Jefferson College of Health Professions, Jefferson College of Nursing, Jefferson College of Pharmacy, and Jefferson College of Population Health.
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. Jefferson Medical College is the 9th oldest American medical school that is in existence today.
In May 2017, the university officially announced that it will be merging with Philadelphia University. The combined institution will retain the Thomas Jefferson University name.