Released: 11/22/2011 3:15 PM EST
Source: Thomas Jefferson University
Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – Thomas Jefferson University announces the expansion of Jefferson Medical College with the creation of its Delaware Branch Campus. The Campus includes three participating hospitals – Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the Wilmington Veterans Affairs Hospital.
The expansion was approved by The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in U.S. and Canadian medical schools.
“Together with each of the participating institutions, the expansion of Jefferson Medical College demonstrates our continued commitment to patient-centered academic excellence,” says Mark L. Tykocinski, MD, Dean, Jefferson Medical College; Senior Vice President, Thomas Jefferson University; and President, Jefferson University Physicians. “The expansion will provide Jefferson and each hospital with a platform to continue to redefine the field of medical education – training the physician work force of tomorrow in team-based, high-quality healthcare environment – with a goal of providing outstanding care for patients across a broad demographic.”
“Christiana Care has a long-standing relationship in providing top-notch medical education to Jefferson Medical College students,” says Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA, President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System. “We are very excited that the expansion of Jefferson Medical College will further enhance our role in training third- and fourth-year medical students and the next generation of physicians. Our enhanced relationship will help Christiana Care provide better care to our neighbors.” Read the rest of this entry »