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The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University offers modern facilities including open research spaces, smart classrooms and a state-of-the-art 12,000-square-foot clinical skills and robotic simulation center.

Temple’s student-centered philosophy nurtures a collegial learning environment. With outstanding faculty who are truly passionate about teaching, a plethora of service-learning opportunities and uncommon, extensive clinical experiences, the curriculum is justly renowned for producing graduates with outstanding clinical skills.

Curriculum at a Glance

Major components and emphases of the curriculum include:

  • The teaching of basic science and clinical medicine is longitudinally interwoven, just as medicine is practiced
  • Emphasis on physician competencies: knowledge, clinical skills, professionalism, humanism, and cultural competencies
  • Content is evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and features case-based learning that highlights quality and safety
  • Promotion of longitudinal relationships between faculty and students
  • Increased emphasis on changing demographics (geriatrics, alternative and complementary medicine)
  • Use of simulation and standardized patients in clinical training
  • Geared toward adult learning styles with emphasis on lifelong learning, self-assessment, critical appraisal and use of information technology
  • Training is interdisciplinary, in interprofessional teams, reflecting realistic scenarios of actual practice
  • There are 72 weeks in the pre-clerkship phase of the curriculum and 90 weeks in the clinical clerkship phase

Read our curriculum schematic (PDF)

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