When students arrive in medical school they are assigned to a Doctoring College, which includes 30 students in each class. Through their doctoring colleges, they have immediate access to several faculty members:
- Doctoring Preceptors—8 faculty members/college, who teach 3-4 students in each class and meet regularly in clinical settings with students and teach clinical skills.
- Doctoring College Directors—1 lead faculty member in each of the 7 doctoring colleges (6 that remain at Temple, 1 that goes to St. Luke’s after M1 year)
- Doctoring College Advisors—1 lead faculty member in each of the doctoring colleges whose role is to meet one-on-one to review progress in a non-evaluative, supportive way twice a year in each of the first two years, once a year thereafter.
Halfway through M3 year, when students choose a specialty, they are assigned a Specialty Advisor, who helps to guide them in strategizing for M4 year and residency applications.
Course Directors, Teaching Faculty members, and members of the Student Affairs and Medical Education Offices welcome students to meet as needed for informal advising.