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department of pathology and laboratory medicine

Residency Program




Temple University Hospital is located on the University's Health Sciences campus, which also includes the School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry and the College of Health Professions. The Health System consists of the Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Hospital and Jeanes Hospital. There is also a School of Podiatric Medicine. The 122,000-square-foot New Ambulatory Care Center has dramatically increased the amount of space available for Temple's rapidly expanding Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Gastrointestinal programs. The Temple University Health System has a nationally recognized Center for Lung Disease in a brand new state-of-the-art facility. Temple University Hospital has 746 beds with over 26,560 admissions yearly. It serves both as a primary care facility and as a tertiary referral center. The Health System is a regional leader in transplantion of bone marrow and all solid organs.  It has recently added pancreas transplantation surgery to its abdominal services after receiving approval from the United Network on Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine received over 13,000 surgical specimens, (excluding nearly 10,000 oral specimens), 9,800 cytology specimens, 140 autopsies, and performed 2,000,000 laboratory tests in the past year. Special diagnostic laboratories include those for electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, molecular diagnosis, fluorescent in situ hybridization, flow cytometry, and digital image analysis. Research laboratories are equipped for tissue culture and research at the molecular level, including the use of recombinant DNA techniques. The department library contains specialized texts and journals as well as online computerized literature search workstations; residents also have full privileges in the School of Medicine Library.


Temple University School of Medicine opened its new, state-of-the-art Medical Education and Research Building in May 2009. This new facility is nothing short of transformational for its students, faculty and the surrounding community for generations to come. Outfitted with the latest technologies for learning and discovery, the building is designed for current and emerging trends in medical education, such as virtual learning, clinical simulations, smart classrooms, interdisciplinary collaborations and small group endeavors. At the same time, the building facilitates the addition of more faculty, emphasizing growth and investment in Temple’s research enterprise and enhancing both education and patient care. It is the new home of Temple's research centers that concentrate investigations in the areas of cardiovascular disease, neurovirology, substance abuse, obesity and diabetes, cancer and molecular biology, thrombosis and pulmonary disease, and health disparities.