International Sequential MD Degree

This forward-thinking initiative will benefit current and future generations of students and patients, and represents only the beginning of Jefferson’s accelerated emphasis on collaborating with visionary and committed international partners.

About the Sequential MD Degree

Students in Italy who enroll in the new program will be on their way to earning Doctor of Medicine degrees from Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the School of Medicine and Surgery at Catholic University, Rome. Through a combination of studies at Jefferson and in Italy, students earning these degrees will be able to practice medicine in the U.S. and European Union.

“These students will experience two unique academic environments and will study, train, and treat patients alongside their U.S. medical peers—giving both groups a broad understanding and appreciation for very distinct healthcare ecosystems,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health. “The world is more interdependent. This dual medical degree helps us create the global physician of the future.”

Through this sequential-MD degree program, Jefferson is extending its reach to serve as an incubator for the next generation of physicians and researchers who will be well prepared to discuss, design, shape, and deliver innovative healthcare—with a better understanding of its global impact.

Additionally, Jefferson has signed a clinical research agreement with both institutions that will create collaborative research opportunities in both countries. The first clinical trial will expand Jefferson’s testing of a technique shown to be effective in treating difficult-to-heal wounds.

To learn more about the program, including application requirements, visit the Universitá Cattolica website.