Application Process and Requirements
How to Apply
To be considered for the Temple / St. Luke’s regional campus, candidates must first apply to LKSOM through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS®). Once the LKSOM Office of Admissions has received a verified application from AMCAS®, candidates are emailed with instructions for accessing the online supplemental application. When completing the supplemental application, candidates should select Temple / St. Luke’s as first choice in the clinical/regional campus section.
AMCAS® Application Deadline: December 15 of the year preceding matriculation
The Office of Admissions only reviews completed applications. For your application to be considered complete, the admissions office must have received the following items:
- AMCAS® application
- Supplemental application
- Supplemental fee
- Letters of recommendation
- MCAT® scores
“I quickly realized how warm and welcoming the atmosphere is at Temple / St. Luke’s and how much the faculty cares for the students to succeed. I know that what I have could not be paralleled by any other school.”
– Marissa Cohen, Class of 2015 and St. Luke’s Emergency Medicine Resident
Once your application is complete, it will be reviewed initially by a member of the LKSOM admissions committee. If you have indicated the Temple / St. Luke’s program as your first choice, your application materials will be sent to the Temple / St. Luke’s admissions office. If invited to interview for the Temple / St. Luke’s program, you will participate in all the interview day activities at St. Luke’s. These include a meet and greet lunch session, a Q&A session with some of our current students and a campus tour, as well as your interviews. We encourage applicants to the Temple / St. Luke’s program to visit LKSOM’s North Broad Street campus in Philadelphia, to tour those facilities.
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and interviewed applicants generally receive the admission committee’s decision four to six weeks after the interview. Accepted students may be invited to attend Second Look Days at both the Bethlehem and North Broad Street Campuses. Second Look Days typically take place in late March or early April. At Temple / St. Luke’s, Second Look Day gives applicants the chance to further explore our campus and the Lehigh Valley, meet some of their prospective classmates, and get answers to their questions, both during organized sessions and through informal conversations. Activities have included an interactive introduction to doctoring, lunch with current students and faculty, a trolley tour highlighting places to live and things to do, and a trip to The Cup for the Valley’s best ice cream!