Each year the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) carefully assembles a class of 200 students who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated a commitment to serving others. The diversity of our students includes various ages—from recent college graduates to those changing careers—and students from a wide variety of cultural, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. Everyone here— both faculty and staff—is invested in helping you become the best physician you can be.
LKSOM confers the MD degree; PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) and MS (Master of Science) degrees in Biomedical Sciences; MMS (Master of Medical Science) in Physician Assistant Studies; MA (Master of Arts) in Urban Bioethics; and the dual degrees MD/PhD, MD/MA in Urban Bioethics, MD/MPH and MD/MBA.
We are a vital part of Temple University and a world-class center of teaching, research and healthcare that offers a total of seven first-professional degree programs.
Temple is renowned for a culture of service. We place particular emphasis on attracting future physicians who will provide care for underserved populations. Through their commitment to fulfilling the medical needs of our North Philadelphia neighbors and surrounding communities, our faculty passes on this tradition of service to our students.