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School of Medicine

Mission & Values

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Educational Excellence with a Commitment to Caring

St. Luke’s University Health Network has an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve. Educating health care professionals has been a part of St. Luke’s mission for more than a century. The Temple / St. Luke’s school is a central part of our mission to train the next generation physicians who will serve the Lehigh Valley and communities across the country. It is also a key to St. Luke’s vision of increasing access, and ease of access, to health care. With a small class size, Temple / St. Luke’s offers a distinctive educational opportunity, one that is high in quality yet intimate and personalized. Our program, embedded in St. Luke’s caring community, is designed to promote long-term mentoring relationships between our students and our faculty and residents.

Temple / St. Luke’s brings together two institutions, each with a long tradition and outstanding record in medical education and patient care. The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is dedicated to excellence in education, research and patient care, achieved by faculty, staff, and learners who represent the diversity of society. It provides education that is patient-centered, instilling in learners the School’s ethic of human service and lifelong learning; research that advances and integrates basic and clinical science; and patient care administered with compassion and understanding, utilizing contemporary knowledge and techniques.

Jessica Wagner, Class of 2016

“I chose Temple / St. Luke’s because I felt like the program provided an unparalleled opportunity to become an integral part of the health care system as a medical student. The small class size, tight-knit community and state-of-the-art hospital present a unique setting in which to begin a lifelong career.”
– Jessica Wagner, Class of 2016