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Research & Discovery


At Temple, you will have the opportunity to work on basic science and clinical research projects in ultramodern facilities with some of the world’s greatest scientists. In the vanguard of discovery, our programs aim to reduce the devastating effects of heart and lung disease, cancer, neurological disorders and other serious diseases. Already, numerous scientific discoveries have advanced from Temple’s labs and into clinical trials—work that may one day profoundly improve human lives.

Temple has always encouraged participation in research, believing that it strengthens the basic science and clinical work of the curriculum and provides valuable collaboration with faculty and graduate students. All students are strongly encouraged to complete some scholarly work during their four years in the MD program. This may be in the form of lab-based research, clinical research, efficacy and outcomes work, population health research, literature reviews, or other types of scholarly activity. Students may work individually or in teams and will present their findings at an annual research symposium. Students completing the project will receive elective credit toward the MD degree.

Research Centers

Research is critical to excellent medical education and patient care. The trend in medical research today is interdisciplinary and translational, requiring teams of researchers from many disciplines to apply basic research findings to clinical interventions and therapeutics. You will have the opportunity to study and learn with faculty from our innovative research centers.

For more information about research at Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Research Programs section.