Education at St. Luke's

Educating health care professionals has been a priority for St. Luke's for more than a century. The St. Luke's School of Nursing, founded in 1884, is the nation's oldest hospital-based diploma school in continuous operation. In addition, St. Luke's in affiliation with Moravian College, offers a fully accredited baccalaureate nursing degree as well as RN to BS and MS degree programs.

St. Luke's helps to train more than 500 allied health students each year, including programs sponsored by St. Luke's and those offered in collaboration with regional colleges and universities. The programs encompass diverse disciplines and a range of levels, including physician's assistant, nurse practitioner, radiology technologist, laboratory technologist, and surgery technologist.

St. Luke's has conducted residency programs for physicians for more than 50 years. Currently, St. Luke's offers twenty fully accredited internship, residency, and fellowship programs including dentistry, podiatry, and pharmacy. Each year, more than 150 residents train at St. Luke's, which is one of only 400 members of the Council of Teaching Hospitals. More about residency programs.

St. Luke's is an active provider of continuing medical education for physicians and other health care professionals in the Lehigh Valley, offering more than 500 post-graduate programs annually. These cover all medical specialties and subspecialties and encompass diverse formats such as morbidity and mortality conferences, lectures, workshops, and hands-on sessions.

St. Luke's has long been involved in medical student education, serving as a clinical teaching site for students from a number of medical schools. For more than 40 years, St. Luke's has been a major educational affiliate of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The partnership with Temple to form the distinctive Temple/St. Luke's regional medical school campus takes this relationship to the next level.