Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Sidney Kimmel
Medical College Information


Founded in 1824, Jefferson Medical College, newly named the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, has awarded more than 27,000 medical degrees and has more living graduates than any other medical College in the nation. It offers both undergrad medical education programs and innovative joint degree programs to more than 1,000 students each year.


2019 Commencement Ceremony

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Verizon Hall

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Oath of Hippocrates

I do solemnly swear by that which I hold most sacred:
That I will be loyal to the profession of medicine, just to its members,
     and generous to its institutions;
That I will lead my life and practice my art in uprightness and honor;
That I will give respect and gratitude to those who have taught me this art;
That into whatsoever house I shall enter, it shall be for the good of the sick
     to the utmost of my power, I hold myself aloof from wrong, from corruption,
    from the tempting of others to vice;
That I will exercise my art for the best care of my patients,
     and I will give no drug, perform no operation for a criminal purpose, even if
     solicited far less suggest it;
That whatsoever I shall see or hear of the lives of my patients which is not fitting
      to be spoken, I will keep inviolably secret.
These things I do promise upon my honor.

— Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 1980 Edition

Important Ticket Information

All students who will be attending the 2019 Commencement ceremony will receive four tickets for their guests. Students will be notified by email if more tickets become available. With the assigned seating at the Kimmel Center, only the first four tickets are guaranteed to be seated together. Cap and Gown and Commencement Ticket Distribution takes place on on April 10 and 11, 2018 in the JAH Atrium from 3:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. each day. 

Please be advised that any remaining outstanding obligations with the University (Exit Interview, tuition balance, etc.) must be satisfied before receiving your diploma.

If you are not able to pick up these items in-person, you may authorize another individual to do so for you. The person picking up your tickets must have your written/signed permission and provide a photocopy of your Jefferson ID card to obtain tickets on your behalf.

We are happy to announce the post-commencement ceremony reception will be held under the tent in Lubert Plaza (outside the Hamilton Building), weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the reception will be held in Jefferson Alumni Hall.

For any additional questions or concerns, please contact

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