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
Explore the Curriculum
- Year 1 - Pre-clerkship: Normal Structure and Function and Introduction to the Culture and Practice of Medicine
- Year 2 - Pre-clerkship: Pathophysiology and Treatment of Disease and Advanced Skills in the Culture and Practice of Medicine
- Year 3 - Core Clinical Clerkships
- Year 4 - Advanced Clinical Clerkships and Electives
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