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Professionalism at Jefferson Medical College
Getting Involved with the PCC
The Student PCC is a student-run organization, so it relies on motivated Jefferson Medical College students for its continued success! Get involved with the PCC by either:
Many students have started as appointed members of the PCC and have gone on to become permanent members, however being chosen at the start of first year is not a guarantee that you will be elected at the end of the year. For those students who are not interested in sitting on the PCC itself, there are other opportunities to further professionalism at Jefferson.
The student PCC is composed of five permanent elected representatives from the second, third, and fourth year classes who serve as the representatives from their class until they graduate. Five interim first year members are selected from the first year class by the Student PCC in September and serve until permanent representatives are elected by the first year class in the spring.
Applying to be a First-Year Member
In September of each year the elected members of the PCC select five interim members from the first year class to serve as representatives until five permanent members are elected in the spring. This is done to give the class an opportunity to know each other and get a sense of what they would like from a PCC representative before electing permanent members.
The selection process:
The five interim members act as full representatives for their class until the spring of their first year. At this point they can choose to run for election as a permanent member of the PCC if they would like to continue their involvement on the committee.
In the spring of the first year, but no later than the end of March, the entire first year class elects five permanent members of the PCC. These five members will sit on the PCC until they graduate.
How the election process works:
Please see the Bylaws for more details on the election process.
Becoming a member of the PCC is only one way that Jefferson students can be involved with professionalism. Here are some other ways students can make a difference: