Where are they now? Understanding how SRC directorship influences medical student career trajectories and outcomes post-graduation
JeffHOPE, a student-run clinic (SRC) designed to empower and care for Philadelphia's underserved population, was established in 1991 by the students of Jefferson Medical College. Since its inception, the program has been led by over 100 student directors, who oversee each of the five JeffHOPE clinics staffed by fellow medical students every week. But where are the directors now, and how did their leadership experiences caring for the underserved influence their career trajectories? Through the administration of a 20-question survey, we aimed to explore the experiences and accomplishments of medical student directors throughout the 20-year history of JeffHOPE, as well as to determine the relationship between directorship and future specialty choice in primary care, interest in public healthcare advocacy, and continued dedication to caring for the underserved.