The inaugural class of Temple University School of Medicine’s new regional branch campus at St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa, matriculated into the program in August. The group of 31 students will spend their first year at TUSM’s campus in Philadelphia and the next three years at the regional campus in Bethlehem.
The goal of the partnership is to provide well-qualified physicians to practice in the Lehigh Valley area. Figures reveal that 50 percent of students who train at Temple University School of Medicine remain in Pennsylvania to practice medicine. Based on that percentage, Temple's new regional medical school campus at St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network is expected to add 150 or more qualified, well-trained practicing physicians in the Greater Lehigh Valley in 10 years.