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Philadelphia, PA 19140

Temple University School of Medicine

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Introduction

Temple University School of Medicine originated as the College of Temple University in 1901.

Academics

4-year semimodern. First and second years: Will be divided into a number of interdisciplinary blocks, each organizedaccordingtobodyororgansystemsandtaught by faculty from several basic science and clinical academic departments. Third and fourth years: Provide exposure to a variety of clinical experiences, both inpatient and ambulatory, with enhanced emphasis on integrationwiththebasicsciences,evidence-basedmedicine, and professionalism. The integrated curriculum more closely reflects the way in which students will be expected to identify and address clinical problems in both their educational and professional careers. It will penetrate the somewhat artificial barriers inherent in basic science discipline-based courses and demonstrate the close linkage between the basic sciences and clinical medicine, inculcating into students those fundamental skills that will provide an excellent foundation for their careers in medicine.

Unique Programs

Minority admissions: The school has an active recruitment program and offers an 8-week summer enrichment program for incoming students from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds. Other degree programs: Combined MD-PhD, MD-MPH, and MD-MBA programs are available.

Admissions

Only the basic premedical courses plus 6 credits of humanities are required. Preference is given to Pennsylvania residents, but about 35% of the class are nonresidents. Strong preference is given also to students with 4 years of college. Transfer and advanced standing: In selecting applicants for acceptance, objective considerationssuchasacademicrecordandMCATscoresareused. In addition, subjective variables such as recommendations, extracurricular activities, and work experience are considered. Those selected for further evaluation are invited for an interview. Transfer is accepted for the third year on a space-available basis to qualified candidates from other LCME-approved schools.

Students

Honors/High Pass/Pass/Conditional/Fail.Awritten evaluation of each student is required for each clinical clerkshipandisencouragedforeachbasicsciencecourse. Steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE must be taken and passed. Teaching: Medical school activities during the first 2 years are housed in the School of Medicine and Kresge Science Hall. The latter is a teaching structure with student laboratories, demonstration classrooms, and a library. Clinical teaching takes place at Temple University Hospital, Temple University Children’s Medical Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Croser Chester Medical Center, Reading Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, and Abington Hospital. The Clinical Simulation Center features simulated operating room and exam suites, and “SimMan” and “SimBaby,” robotic mannequins programmed to “present” myocardial infarctions and dozens of other events. The large learning laboratory teaches medical students and residents clinical skills through a combination of high-tech and traditional methods. Other: There are formal agreements of affiliation with other general and specialty hospitals and letters of agreement with a number of institutions in Philadelphia, other parts of Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The Fels Research Institute and Thrombosis Research Center are integral parts of the school. Library: A modern library is available to students and faculty. It houses a large number of books and periodicals and a computer center. Housing: No university-related dormitories are available.


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