The Lewis Katz School of Medicine

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The Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM), founded in 1901 as the first coeducational medical school in Pennsylvania, has acquired a national reputation for educating humanistic clinicians and biomedical scientists. The school attracts students and faculty committed to making a difference at home and around the globe, patient care, science, education, and public service. The University Hospital School of Medicine and Temple (TUH), the primary clinical training venue, offers care for patients from across the area seeking specialized tertiary and quaternary care. Furthermore, TUH serves one of the nation’s most vulnerable populations, offering more free and under-reimbursed services than any other Pennsylvanian hospital. The Lewis Katz School of Medicine is a school which not only values technical excellence but also diversity, equity, and inclusion. This teaches the real “doctoral” art and science. In addition, its strategic curriculum program, “Improving Health Through Innovation in Medical Education,” is keeping pace with new medical expertise and changing developments in care delivery. The school’s Philadelphia home base is a magnificent 11-story, 480,000 square-foot medical education and research building that houses state-of-the-art facilities and medical education and research technologies. The school performs research with independent research centers focused on population health, metabolic disease, obesity, heart disease, and other strategic priorities.


Temple university school of medicine is committed to excellence in education, science, and patient care, accomplished by faculty, staff, and learners who embody and serve our diverse society. The school provides:
    • Patient-centered schooling, instilling the value of human service and lifelong learning in the school’s learners.
    • Study advancing and combining fundamental and clinical research.
    • Patient care offered with compassion and comprehension, using contemporary expertise and techniques.


The Temple University medical school Physicist Assistant Program will become a recognized pioneer in physicist assistant education and training, and a valued innovator in interprofessional, culturally appropriate, and patient-centered healthcare research and delivery.

Temple Medical School Program Goals

Admit highly qualified students with varying backgrounds.
    • The average undergraduate science GPA in the first two cohorts is 3.25 and the combined undergraduate GPA 3.50.
    • On average 60 percent are from Pennsylvania and 40 percent from other states as far as Florida to California.
    • 15 percent are underrepresented in medicine.
Prepare to care, highly trained physician assistants to become health care professionals.
    • 100% of students engage in the Leadership Training Workshop.
    • Temple PA student elected as SAAPA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Director.
    • Temple PA student is chosen by LGBT PA Caucus as Student Leader Fellow.
    • All students spend 45 weeks on clinical rotations.
Train physician assistants in designing and using an evidence-based approach to provide patient-centered healthcare of the highest quality.
    • Introduction to scientific inquiry 100% of students earned an A or B.
    • 100% of students use patient mentors at the Simulation Center to practice patient-centered healthcare.
Develop the skills required as successful lifelong learners
    • 100% of students attend a medical librarian training session.
    • 100% of students complete a capstone project with a poster presentation.
Cultivate a shared understanding of patient care through comprehensive interprofessional preparation.
    • At Temple University Health Services, 100 percent of our students engage in seminars, small group workshops, and training activities with nurses, athletic trainers, pharmacists, and medical interpreters, including patients, interns, podiatrists, PT, OT, and pharmacy students and faculty.
Foster high expectations of human and professional ethics
    • No student has been expelled for professionalism.
    • 100 percent of students are enrolled in 3-credit bioethics classes.
Encourage cultural awareness in providing care to a diverse society
  • Use the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to encourage cultural awareness for our students in lecture and community activities.
  • 100 percent of students take the Harvard Implicit Bias examination and debriefing to prevent patient stereotyping.
  • Simulation Center patient instructors are culturally diverse to foster cultural awareness.
  • MLK day of service has 100 percent community student participation.

Awards Won by Temple medical school

  • The Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin Alumnus of the Year Award
  • The Alumni Achievement Award
  • The Alumni Service Award
  • The Honored Professor Award
  • The Emerging Leader Award
  • Endowed Medical Award
  • Blockley-Osler Award
  • Henry P. & M. Page Laughlin Award
  • Mary DeLeo Prize
  • John Franklin Huber Award
  • Charles Schnall Alumni Award
  • Gerald D. Shockman Award
  • Emory Burnett Prize
  • Spurgeon English Award
  • Augustin Peale Award
  • Robert Troyer Award
  • Earle H. Spaulding Award
  • Raymond C. Truex Award
  • Spurgeon English Award
  • Emmanuel M. Weinberger Prize
  • The School of Medicine Service Award
  • Florence Gloria Freedman Award
  • Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award
  • John W. Lachman Award
  • Herman Brown Award

Temple medical school Admission

Candidates apply via the American Application Service for Medical College (AMCAS). The deadline for applying is 15 December of the year prior to matriculation. Temple may accept applications with the INS from US residents or individuals with permanent resident status or refugee/asylee status.

Temple medical school Eligibility Criteria:

    • The School of Medicine prefers a minimum of 90 hours per semester from a college or university in the United States or Canada. Practically all students will be graduating with a baccalaureate degree before matriculation. Coursework should be aimed at premedical student needs. It is not acceptable to take classes intended for non-scientific majors or allied health students.
    • Although the Admissions Committee has no preference for science majors, all candidates must show potential for excellence in science, whether science majors or not. Students should also have a broad education of the humanities and clear writing skills.
    • Each applicant must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) within three years of registration and no later than September of the candidate’s application year.
    • Temple accepts applications with the United States from U.S. citizens or those with a permanent resident or refugee/asylee status. Program on Immigration and Naturalisation.


    • AMCAS Application – December 15
    • Transcript submission to AMCAS – December 29
    • Supplemental including fee, and letters – January 15

Temple medical school Requirements:

Applicants should show preparedness for the rigors of medical schools and science skills learned through a wide range of science courses and MCAT exams.  While there are no specific requirements for the course, students are recommended to complete the course work in Biology, Chemistry (both general and organic), Biochemistry, Physics, Psychology, and Sociology.  The Admission Office only assesses courses taken at the US or Canadian universities. When prescribed coursework in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics has been done online, at a community college, or through a study abroad program, we tend to see upper-level, classroom-based science courses in that discipline. Similarly, we prefer to see upper-level, classroom-based science coursework in biology, chemistry, or physics if students use AP credits to complete the entrance-level coursework in these subjects. For more information on Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit their website.

Lewis Katz school of medicine Departments

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family and Community Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation
  • Rheumatology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
  • Radiology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
  • Urology
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

Research Centers:

  • Alzheimer’s Center at Temple (ACT)
  • Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC)
  • Center for Asian Health (CAH)
  • Center for Urban Bioethics (CUB)
  • Center for Inflammation, Translational and Clinical Lung Research (CILR)
  • Center for Metabolic Disease Research
  • Center for Neurovirology
  • Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR)
  • Center for Translational Medicine (CTM)
  • Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center (CNAC)
  • Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology
  • Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center
  • Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center (SSTRC)
  • Temple Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (TIME)


One of the most exciting parts of moving away to college is being on the campus, in the thick of it all. The widespread, metropolitan Temple campus offers so many opportunities for cultural, recreational, social, and academic growth. You will experience different types of programs and events organized by Resident Assistants (RAs), neighborhood boards, peer advisors, Resident Coordinators (RCs), and our Resident Directors (RDs) as a resident within our halls. The Resident Community Engagement Framework encompasses four-dimensional fields of academic success, diversity & inclusion, civic engagement, and wellbeing. These dimensions are intended to further develop life skills and introduce residents to campus and community resources while maintaining a healthy and vibrant hall of residence. Residential Life promotes an atmosphere for discussing the variations in the cultures, values, beliefs, and experiences of our residents. We aim for members of our community to grow, through tolerance and inclusion of differences, a conscious understanding of self and others within different populations.

Dining Facilities

    • Esposito Dining Center
    • Morgan Hall Dining Center
    • Lewis Katz School of Medicine Food Court
    • Morgan Hall Food Court
    • Cosi
    • Diamond Club – Mitten Hall
    • Granium
    • Jamba Juice
    • The Art of Bread
    • Zaydees
    • Diamond General Express – Annenberg Hall
    • Koffee House
    • Java City TECH
    • Starbucks – Student Faculty Center
    • Stella’s Cafe
    • Burger Fi
    • Chick-fil-A
    • Salad Works
    • Starbucks
    • Twisted Taco
    • Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
    • Zen


Temple University’s health sciences libraries support the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Public Health Education. The new Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, which opened in the Medical Education and Research Building in June 2009, provides group study spaces, wireless access, seating for nearly 1,000 people, a laptop loan program, and more.

Tips and Tricks for a Flourishing Life at Medical College

Study yourself

Self-study is a great method that students can use to improve their learning experience, whether they are studying for a course or learning about a fun topic. Using self-study, students can go beyond just learning what their classroom textbooks and teachers teach them. Through practicing self-study, they are encouraged to explore the topics that they are interested in and to grow stronger. Self-study allows students to take learning at their own speed, concentrating on areas where they are most interested (or want to understand a little better). It helps reduce the feelings of frustration, anxiety, or boredom that students can experience in a classroom environment. Help yourself find resources that will give you more information about the topic you are learning. Books, articles, and educational videos are all very effective ways of improving your understanding of new concepts.

Always Eat Healthy and Stay Well

Food is important because we love eating. The reward of the day can be to sit down and enjoy our favorite foods. Yet food matters even more because there’s a meaning in the food we eat. The food choices that we make directly affect the energy and focus that we need to reach our goals every day and in our entire lives. You can be pushed forward by finding and choosing the right foods, helping you thrive and preserving your well-being. So, for a healthy mind, a healthy body is needed. For good performance in studies, you should always keep yourself healthy and take a good diet.

Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures

It is a common practice that students rely on teachers for imparting all the knowledge. Teachers also make the utmost efforts to achieve the goal of imparting knowledge but a teacher has to attend to a class of at least 50 students at a medical college. It becomes extremely difficult for the teacher to make sure that every student understands the lecture completely. On the students’ side, a brand-new concept was taught in a limited amount of time, many students are not able to grasp the content. Many concepts form the basis of the concepts to be taught afterward. Students after missing on those concepts are left blank and at times even after completing their degrees are not able to cover those missed concepts. For all those students the ultimate source of medical knowledge “Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures” are like the sunshine in the darkness. Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures are the world’s most popular medical Lectures, covering all the topics of Gross Anatomy, Neuro-anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology. They are video lectures that cover almost all the topics in the current medical curriculum of most medical colleges. They contain visualization of what you study in your books. The hand-drawn illustrations in these lectures make it very easy to grasp the concepts. Furthermore, one can get lifetime access to these lectures and even download the app to avail them anytime, anywhere.

Speak to Your Instructor Before You Study, and Use the Study Guide

Also, professors have student study guides to help them prepare for an exam. Nonetheless, if you have concerns about certain subjects, it is also a good idea to reach out to your professors after class or during office hours. You will get a better understanding of the material in this way. If your professors are not providing a study guide, don’t be afraid to ask them what the most important concepts are. Before the exam, talking to your teachers will also show them that you care and take the right steps to succeed In the end, we would like to assure you that there are always ups and downs in life. Don’t lose hope, keep up with the hard work, and Good Luck!


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