JeffDESIGN at Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA

What is JeffDESIGN?

JeffDESIGN, at Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College, established a first-of-its-kind design certificate program that introduces creative problem solving methods and mindsets alongside traditional medical curriculum. It applies an experiential, empathetic, radically antidisciplinary approach to immerse medical students in a range of design specialties--from architecture and industrial design, to user experience design and workflow optimization. Ultimately, the program seeks to transform healthcare by transforming the role and skill set of the physician.

Check out our students in action in the video below or visit the Projects, Stories and Gallery pages to see some of our student's work!


An enlightened clinician once said that most of the problems in healthcare today are due to poor design. This website was created to be a place where clinicians and designers alike can explore the intersection between these two inseparable disciplines and make good design the new status quo in healthcare. This un-official website is not officially affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University.