About Temple Health
Temple Health is the collective name for all of the health, education and research activities carried out by the Temple University Health System (TUHS) and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). The two enjoy a close clinical and educational partnership and together make up one of the nation’s most dynamic healthcare organizations.
TUHS is a $1.6 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. The Health System consists of Temple University Hospital (TUH), ranked among the “Best Hospitals” in the Philadelphia region by U.S. News & World Report; TUH-Episcopal Campus; TUH-Northeastern Campus; Fox Chase Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center; Jeanes Hospital, a community-based hospital offering medical, surgical and emergency services; Temple Transport Team (T3), a ground and air-ambulance company; and Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices.
LKSOM, established in 1901, is one of the nation’s leading medical schools. Each year, the School educates approximately 840 medical students and 140 graduate students. Based on its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health, LKSOM is the second-highest ranked medical school in Philadelphia and the third-highest in Pennsylvania. According to U.S. News & World Report, LKSOM is among the top 10 most-applied-to medical schools in the nation. It is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. It employs 550 full-time and 50 part-time faculty members, in addition to more than 1,000 employees. Each year it admits 210 medical students and approximately 24 graduate students.