Proclaiming Christ and making disciples on Philadelphia’s healthcare campuses

We exist to serve those in the healthcare field in Philadelphia in the name of Jesus. To that end, we strive to provide fellowship, education and mentoring for those training and practicing in medicine, nursing, dentistry, therapy, and many more! We believe that God cares about our professions and passions and we seek to serve those in healthcare fields and serve alongside in transforming Philadelphia for the glory of God. 

In 1995 and 1996, several families and individuals moved from Georgia to Philadelphia to begin a chapter of Medical Campus Outreach in Philadelphia (MCO Philly). Other people also began MCO chapters in other cities in the United States.   At that time the MCO team approached Tenth Presbyterian Church (Tenth) requesting that Tenth provide spiritual oversight.

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One in six U.S. healthcare professionals do all or part of there medical training in Philadelphia. See what we are doing to encourage and equip those we meet.

What We Do

Citywide Events

Bi-monthly school year dinner talks with people from around the city

Student Bible Studies

MCO is connected with several student-lead campus fellowships

Healthcare Fellowship Lunches

Sunday lunch talks at Tenth Church

Community Housing

Housing for students pursuing healthcare training


Connecting Christians in healthcare for one-on-one encouragement

Medical Outreaches

Partnering with local churches to provide health screenings

Upcoming Events

While we are all practicing social distancing we do want to remain connected. We have started a weekly group prayer call on Google Hangouts Meet. We also know of several student groups continuing to meet regularly via mobile chat apps. If you would like any information about these or other opportunities to stay connected, please email us. 

COVID-19 Overview and SMI 2020 Celebration Update

Sunday, October 4 at 8:00 PM

The event will begin with an overview of the current knowledge of COVID-19 (facts, best practices for safety, current guidelines) by Tenth member and University of Pennsylvania infectious disease specialist, Dr. Jerry Jacob. In the second half, we’ll share the results and celebrate the Summer Medical Institute 2020, which was adapted and safely run even in the midst of the pandemic! Register with an email here.

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Our Team

Laura Layer, M.D.

Laura Layer, M.D.


Woody Chipman

Woody Chipman


Joe German

Joe German

Finance Director

Holly Favino

Holly Favino

SMI Director

Meet the Whole Team

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