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Temple University School of Medicine Clinical Departments

Clinical Departments


There are 18 clinical departments in the School of Medicine, comprised of over 325 full time clinical faculty and 900 part time and volunteer faculty. Each department is engaged in education, patient care and research. Faculty in these departments provide both clinical curriculum development and core teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows.


Temple University Hospital, a 721-bed tertiary facility, is adjacent to the School of Medicine.  Both facilities serve as the School’s major clinical teaching sites. Affiliated teaching hospitals and practice sites extend throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, each site populated by physicians holding faculty appointments. Faculty in all specialties and subspecialties provide cutting-edge care to patients from the surrounding communities and beyond, who are essential to the teaching of contemporary medicine. Both basic and clinical research are carried out in the departments’ inpatient and outpatient services and in basic science laboratories throughout the medical center.