Guided by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) standards for accreditation, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) community is committed to promoting and facilitating student well-being and adjustment to the intellectual, physical, and emotional challenges of medical school.
Medical school is an exciting time, but also can be stressful and having access to various kinds of support is vital. Information about support services includes: student health services, counseling, disability resources, and health insurance.
Additionally, electives, lunch sessions, and student groups all contribute to building and promoting healthy living. For example, students, along with LKSOM staff have organized pet therapy sessions for study breaks.
Student Health Services (Health Sciences Campus)
Dorrit Sterner, MD
Basic health care for students is provided through the Student Health Services office at Temple University Health Sciences Center. The service is designed to offer students easily accessible care at low costs. Routine appointments and same-day care is available. Referrals for specialty care are made through Temple University General Internal Medicine.
Mental Health Services
Center for Professional Development
Confidential behavioral health services provided including: Psychiatry, Educational assessments, Psychotherapy, Substance Use assessments, Mindfulness training, Psychological Assessments, Bio/Neurofeedback. Services are provided free of charge.
Dr. William J. Heran, PhD, LCSW
Clinical Director, Psychotherapist
Janet Castellini, MSS, LCSW
Ryan Connelly, MS, MD
Jerome F. Knast, PhD
Thomas Vallella, PsyD (St. Luke's Regional Campus)
Michael Carr, LPC (Geisinger Campus)
Licensed Professional Counselor
5th floor of 1810 Liacouras Walk, Temple University Main Campus
Students may make appointments to see physicians in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (215-707-3007) and the Department of Psychiatry (215-707-3364) directly or through Student Health Services. Remember to identify yourself as a medical student if you call a department directly.
Sexual Assault Counseling and Education (S.A.C.E.)
Support group for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
The Wellness Resource Center is an on-campus office staffed by health professionals and peer health educators who are committed to providing comprehensive wellness education, resources, and prevention services to Temple University students. This office is located on the main campus; however, there are a wealth of resources available via their website.
IBX Stress Management Module (25 minutes)