Founded in 1901 as Pennsylvania’s first co-educational medical school, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) has attained a national reputation for training humanistic clinicians and biomedical scientists. The school is well-respected for its thoracic medicine & surgery faculty, pulmonary research centers and educational offerings in the fields of pulmonary medicine and thoracic surgery.
LKSOM is a school that prizes not just technical excellence but diversity, equality and inclusion. It teaches the true art and science of “doctoring.” Moreover, its educational strategic plan, “Improving Health Through Innovation in Medical Education,” keeps pace with new medical knowledge and with emerging trends in care delivery.
The school’s home base in Philadelphia is a modern 11-story, 480,000 square-foot medical education and research building that features state-of-the-art facilities and technologies for medical education and research. With specialized research centers focused on lung disease, population health, metabolic disease and other strategic priorities, LKSOM’s faculty is breaking new ground and training future generations of researchers to follow suite.
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine is one of seven schools of medicine in Pennsylvania and the fourth most-applied-to medical school in the United States.