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Lewis Katz School of Medicine Today

Fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine pursues three major interrelated missions: to provide an excellent student-centered education in medicine, the biomedical sciences and urban bioethics to a diverse group of students, instilling in them an ethic of human service and lifelong learning, and preparing them for careers as clinicians, researchers and/or educators; to discover new knowledge that advances both medical science and clinical care; and, to provide high quality health care to the people of our surrounding community, region and nation. 

The School’s degree programs include: MD, MD/PhD, MD/MA in Urban Bioethics, MD/MPH, MD/MBA, PhD/MS in Biomedical Sciences, MA in Urban Bioethics and MS Physician Assistant. The school also offers a Postbaccalaureate Program, which directly feeds into the MD program.

Our medical students become experienced in caring for individuals with simple to highly complex medical conditions in a variety of clinical settings. The school’s clinical training sites include Temple University Health System (Temple University Hospital, Jeanes Campus, Episcopal Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center); St. Luke’s University Health Network (Bethlehem, PA); Lancaster General Health (Lancaster, PA); Main Line Health System (suburban Philadelphia, PA); Crozer-Chester Medical Center (Upland, PA); Capital Health (Trenton, NJ area); Grand View Health (Sellersville, PA); Holy Redeemer Hospital (Meadowbrook, PA); Eagleville Hospital (Eagleville, PA); and, Family Medicine practices across Pennsylvania.

Temple University Hospital, the school’s chief clinical training site, provides care for patients from our North Philadelphia community as well as throughout the region seeking advanced tertiary- and quaternary-level care. In addition, the hospital serves one of the most vulnerable populations in the nation. Thus, with experience in a variety of urban, suburban, and rural inpatient and ambulatory settings, medical students learn to provide culturally sensitive, interprofessional care to a diverse population of patients.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine recognizes both technical excellence, diversity and inclusion. It teaches the true art and science of “doctoring.” Moreover, its educational strategic plan, “Improving Health through Innovation in Medical Education,” keeps pace with new medical knowledge and emerging trends in health care delivery. The School’s 11-story, 480,000 square-foot medical education and research building in Philadelphia features state-of-the-art facilities and technologies for medical education and research. With its specialized research centers focused on population health, metabolic disease, cancer, heart disease and other strategic priorities, the school conducts scientific investigations to break new ground – and trains future generations of researchers to follow suit.

On October 13, 2015, Temple's medical school was officially dedicated as the Lewis Katz School of Medicine – a historic milestone in the school’s history. The Lewis Katz School of Medicine of Temple University is one of seven allopathic schools of medicine in Pennsylvania

The overwhelming majority of our graduates practice medicine and work in education, industry, government and human service throughout the United States and in other parts of the world. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, its MD graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs. The School’s residency match rate has outperformed the national average in recent years. Its alumni have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans and have held leadership positions in medical schools and academic medical centers.