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 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, one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers, has been the major teaching site for TUSM. The 728-bed hospital offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to the surrounding community and highly specialized tertiary services to the entire region. Temple University Hospital employs the latest technological and medical enhancements on its 26-acre Health Science Center campus. Serving as both a tertiary referral center and a primary health provider, Temple University Hospital treats more than 210,000 outpatients and admits more than 24,000 inpatients annually.
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. 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.
Geisinger Health System
Geisinger Health System serves nearly 3 million people in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania and has been nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of two hospitals and community practice sites, facilitating population-based management. Geisinger’s research strengths include population medicine, genomic medicine, translational and clinical investigations in cardiology, obesity, oncology and rheumatology, as well as a commitment to creating innovative new models for patient care, patient engagement, and clinical outcomes.
St. Luke’s University Health Network
TUSM’s newest regional campus, St. Luke’s University Health Network, is a regional network of hospitals and physicians providing care in eight counties in the scenic Lehigh Valley. St. Luke’s two largest hospital campuses are in Bethlehem and Allentown. The networks includes six hospitals, 1,300 physicians, more than 8,600 employees, and 1,350 volunteers, and is dedicated to quality medical education and compassionate, patient-centered, technologically sophisticated care. The inaugural class of 30 students will graduate in 2015.
Students will complete year one of the program at TUSM’s Philadelphia campus, then relocate to the Bethlehem campus for years two through four. The curriculum at the Bethlehem site has identical goals, objectives and competencies to those at the Philadelphia site.
West Penn Allegheny Health System
From their inception, West Penn Allegheny Health System’s hospitals have been the vanguard of patient care, medical research and health sciences education. West Penn Allegheny Health System includes two academic medical centers in Pittsburgh (Allegheny General Hospital and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital) and three hospitals offering advanced inpatient care and a spectrum of outpatient services in the suburbs (Forbes Regional Hospital, Canonsburg General Hospital, and Allegheny Valley Hospital).
Annually, nearly 800 doctors and approximately 5,000 staff members admit more than 29,000 patients; log over 68,000 emergency visits; and perform more than 21,000 surgical procedures. Allegheny General Hospital was the first in the region to receive designation as a Level I Shock Trauma Center, which is the highest designation available, and its LifeFlight aeromedical service was the first to fly in the northeastern United States.