Clinical and Regional Campuses
At the time of admission to TUSM, students are assigned to one of Temple’s clinical or regional campuses for their third- and fourth-year clinical training. Applicants have the opportunity to rank their clinical and regional campus preferences on their supplemental application. In making assignments, TUSM makes every effort to honor ranked preferences.
All clinical training sites are in Pennsylvania. All offer students the opportunity to both see a wide range of medical disorders in people of varied social, economic, and cultural backgrounds and to learn the management of those disorders in diverse ambulatory and inpatient settings. Our clinical and regional campuses include:
Temple University Hospital
For more than 100 years, Temple University Hospital (TUH), one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers, has been the major teaching site for TUSM. The 721-bed hospital across Broad Street from TUSM treats more than 210,000 outpatients and admits more than 24,000 inpatients annually. The hospital employs the latest technological and medical enhancements on its 26-acre Health Sciences Center campus. In addition to TUH, students also gain valuable clinical experience in the city at:
- TUH–Episcopal Campus
- Temple Health’s Jeanes Hospital, a community hospital in Northeast Philadelphia
- Temple Health’s Fox Chase Cancer Center—one of only 41 National Cancer
Institute-designated comprehensive cancer
centers in the country
- St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
And in the nearby northern suburbs at:
- Abington Memorial Hospital, a major regional hospital
Meanwhile, from history to the visual and performing arts, sports, and food, Philly is one of the nation’s largest and most culturally diverse and interesting cities.
Crozer Chester Medical Center
Crozer-Chester Medical Center (Crozer), part of the Crozer-Keystone Health System, provides a full spectrum of wellness, prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, and restorative care to the community. Located in Upland, PA, the medical center offers TUSM students a distinctive academic experience in a suburban setting with patient care needs that are similar to an urban hospital. Students receive preclinical and clinical education focused around primary care, a Level II trauma center and integrated community programs. Each year, Crozer admits more than 19,000 patients, treats approximately 53,000 Emergency Department patients and delivers about 1,800 babies. Crozer offers medical students, residents, and fellows an academically rigorous education in a supportive setting. In addition, the campus is conveniently located between Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE, and all of the cultural, sports, and food options both cities offer.
Geisinger Health System
Geisinger Health System’s medical education programs teach students to deliver and manage care using conventional one-on-one, patient-physician interaction – as well as nationally recognized team processes and cutting-edge approaches to increasing healthcare efficiency, value, and quality. The nation’s largest rural health services organization, Geisinger serves nearly 3 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The physician-led system includes a 1,000-member multi-specialty group practice, seven hospital campuses, two research centers, and the 448,000-member Geisinger Health Plan. Medical students reap the educational benefits of a big-city hospital and the lifestyle advantages of small-town charm. In Danville and the surrounding communities, students enjoy unique restaurants, shopping and cultural activities, plentiful outdoor recreation options, and easy access to such major metropolitan areas as New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
St. Luke’s University Health Network
A tertiary care teaching hospital with a Level I trauma center, St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, PA, is the center of one of Pennsylvania’s largest integrated healthcare networks—and the site of the Temple/St. Luke’s Medical School. Each year the 452-bed facility admits over 26,500 inpatients and treats nearly 57,000 Emergency Department patients and 500,000 outpatients. The hospital’s large, diverse patient base allows students to develop their clinical and procedural skills in a patient-centered, educationally-focused atmosphere. Patient needs are comparable to a large, urban facility, but the care is provided in a comfortable hometown setting under the guidance of top physicians eager to share their decades of knowledge and experience. Students interested in this new TUSM regional campus will complete year one of the program at the Philadelphia campus, then for years two through four will relocate to the Bethlehem campus—which has identical goals, objectives, and competencies to those at the Philadelphia site. The Lehigh Valley offers music venues, museums, cultural festivals, and sporting events—the Philadelphia Phillies and Flyers’ minor league affiliates and collegiate teams as well as such outdoor recreational activities as hiking, cycling, and water sports. Philadelphia, New York City, and the Pocono Mountains are all nearby.
West Penn Allegheny Health System
The West Penn Allegheny Health System offers an unparalleled experience in the Pittsburgh region’s newly formed Allegheny Health Network (AHN)—a unified healthcare system dedicated to providing affordable, exceptional patient-centered care. AHN’s eight hospitals (with 2,000-plus beds) and six surgery centers annually care for 87,000 inpatients, 29,000 observation patients and 1.275 million outpatients, as well as handling 299,000 emergency visits. Temple students train at AHN’s two comprehensive academic medical centers in Pittsburgh, Allegheny General Hospital; the latter houses a ‘virtual hospital’ with the latest SimMan and other lifelike manikins. Students can also pursue research, undertake scholarly endeavors, and participate in residency interest groups in internal medicine, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine, as well as volunteer at homeless shelters and clinics. Meanwhile, the Chicago Tribune recently called Pittsburgh “… one of our nation’s most underrated cities, with a beauty as breathtaking as it is obvious … and a healthy dash of Old World, working-class charm.”