A Message from Megan Healy, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Residency Program Director
Welcome to the specialty of Emergency Medicine. As you explore your residency options for this challenging and rewarding field, I urge you to take a close look at Temple University Hospital. The most important outcome of Emergency Medicine residency training is the achievement of clinical excellence, the ability to effectively care for the wide range of acute presentations. Temple provides a robust clinical training environment with high volumes, acuity, and complexity. A Level I trauma center, Temple cares for the highest number of penetrating injuries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Burn Center, active transplant service and internationally recognized cardiology and pulmonology services add to your educational experience. Of note, Philadelphia is the largest city in the nation without a public hospital system and Temple is situated within some of the most disinvested communities, which make up the neighborhoods collectively known as North Philadelphia. We have the privilege of caring for patients with the resources of a private health system and academic medical center, affording us the ability to provide cutting edge care to a historically marginalized community. Temple has a core mission to care for the community we serve right here in North Philadelphia and in the emergency department we keep our responsibility as stewards of that mission front of mind in everything we do.
Temple has the clinical exposure, educational program, and senior leadership that makes it one of the top programs nationally. And the mission to the community we serve draws an engaged and dedicated group of people who are excited to work here and learn from our remarkable patients. Our residents have the opportunity to work in our flagship urban university hospital, two busy community hospitals, and two nationally recognized pediatric hospitals. Through this exposure, the residents experience the broad range of patient presentations, and graduate well-prepared for any practice environment. I invite you to review our program in more detail and to consider applying. We look forward to showcasing more of what we love about Temple Emergency Medicine to the applicants who are the future of the field!