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medical education

Clinical Teaching Sites


clinical teaching sites


1.   Temple University Health System, Philadelphia

      Temple University Hospital (TUH)

      TUH Episcopal Division

      Jeanes Hospital

2.   Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington

3.   Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown

4.   Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland

5.   Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia

6.   Geisinger Medical Center, Danville

7.   St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia

8.   St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem

9.   West Penn Allegheny Health System, Pittsburgh


Temple University School of Medicine utilizes a variety of clinical teaching sites throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This provides medical students with an opportunity to see a wide range of medical disorders in people who have varied social, economic and cultural backgrounds, and to learn the management of those disorders in diverse ambulatory and inpatient settings.  The Philadelphia sites include:


Temple University Hospital is situated on the North Philadelphia Temple University Health Sciences Campus (HSC) adjacent to Temple University School of Medicine.


The School of Medicine maintains affiliations with several major urban and suburban Pennsylvania hospitals, each with a long history of academic and clinical excellence. St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus is a regional campus with Its first class of 30 medical students to start in the fall of 2011. In that program, students spend their first year at Temple's Philadelphia campus taking basic science courses, then spend the next three years at the Bethlehem campus.


Three institutions, Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, and West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh are comprehensive clinical campuses to which students may commit for all of their 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations.  West Penn Allegheny Health System will become a regional campus for Temple University School of Medicine, with an inaugural class of 30 students expected to begin the four-year program in the fall of 2013. 

Several other sites: Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington Township; Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown; offer required clerkships and subinternships and elective clerkships.  For their 3rd year Family Medicine clerkship, students may be assigned to either a hospital or private practice site in Pennsylvania or nearby New Jersey.  All sites remote to the School of Medicine provide housing at no cost to students while students are away from their primary residence and on rotation  Students opting to spend Years 3 and 4 at one of the clinical campuses are expected to establish their primary residence in that community rather than in the Philadelphia area.