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Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

TUSM Pittsburgh Site

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Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Medicine Education & Research Building
3500 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140

About the Program
About Pittsburgh
Clinical Campus Highlights
Contact Us
Curriculum
     Third-Year Clerkships
     Fourth-Year Rotations
Graduate Medical Education at Allegheny Health Network
Message from the Dean
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Undergraduate Medical Education at Allegheny Health Network


 About the Program

Since 2000, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) has had an affiliate site in Pittsburgh, Pa., where third-year and fourth-year medical students of LKSOM in Philadelphia, Pa., can complete their clinical rotations.

In addition, third- and fourth-year students from TUSM and fourth-year students from other medical schools may apply to complete elective clinical rotations at the Pittsburgh site.

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 Pittsburgh Site Highlights

The Pittsburgh TUSM site offers an unparalleled experience in the region’s newly formed Allegheny Health Network (AHN), a unified healthcare system dedicated to providing affordable, exceptional care to people in our communities. AHN’s patient-centered approach to care means a greater focus on coordinated health and wellness services as well as being accountable and responsive to patients from start to finish. AHN has an urban, academic and community focus that is establishing delivery models in four regions with 200 locations; 2,800 employed/aligned physicians, residents and fellows; and 17,500 employees.

Key Temple medical student training facilities are AHN’s two academic medical centers in Pittsburgh - Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) and West Penn Hospital (WPH), which serve as regional resources for bone marrow transplant, burn care, cancer, cardiovascular, emergency medicine, neurosciences, orthopedics, transplant, trauma, and women’s health. Family medicine rotations are at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, Pa., with emergency care, primary stroke certification, obstetrical care and numerous other specialties. AHN’s STAR (simulation) Center located at WPH is a ‘virtual hospital’ with the latest SimMan and other lifelike manikins that is used extensively by healthcare students and professionals for preclinical training, practice, review, and testing/certification.

AGH and WPH have been educating physicians for more than 150 years and sponsor more than 40 residency and fellowship programs and have clinical affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) as well as with Temple, offering an exceptional clinical and didactic experience for students at all levels of medical education.

AHN also has a Group Purchasing Organization and Distribution Center; 3 Health + Wellness pavilions plus 1 additional pavilion under construction; Allegheny-Singer Research Institute for clinical, translational and basic research; the Disruptive Health Technology Institute (DHTI) in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University; and 1 Captive Insurance Company.

Students are given opportunities to pursue research, undertake scholarly endeavors, and participate in residency interest groups in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine and in off-campus activities such as volunteering at homeless shelters and clinics.

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Contact Us

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Clinical Campus in Pittsburgh

Lori Slade, Student Affairs Manager

Mailing address:
     Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Pittsburgh Clinical Campus
     Allegheny General Hospital, South Tower Room 188
     320 East North Avenue
     Pittsburgh, PA  15212

Phone: (AGH) 412.359.4335 or (WPH) 412.578.5432

Fax:  412.359.3433 or 412.578.6779
 

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Curriculum

 TUSM Third-Year Clerkships (required rotations)

Third-year clerkships for TUSM Pittsburgh Clinical Campus students are provided at the following Allegheny Health Network teaching hospitals in the Pittsburgh region:

Family Medicine: Forbes Hospital
Medicine: Allegheny General Hospital
Obstetrics and Gynecology: West Penn Hospital
Pediatrics: Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Hospital
Psychiatry: Forbes Hospital
General Surgery: Allegheny General Hospital

During required clinical rotations, unique experiences are available to students that contribute to their understanding of didactic learning sessions.

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Fourth-Year (Senior) Rotations

Students at the TUSM site in Pittsburgh have dozens of senior rotations at Allegheny General, Forbes, and West Penn hospitals from which to choose.

Electives by specialty/subspecialty are as follows:
  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Practice
    • Primary Care/ Sports Medicine
  • Medicine
    • Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology/Arrhythmia, Coronary Care Unit
    • Critical Care
    • Endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Medicine
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • HIV Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Medical Toxicology
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Pulmonary Medicine
    • Renal-Electrolyte Medicine
    • Rheumatology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Obstetrics/ Ambulatory Care
    • Benign Gynecology
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Maternal-Fetal Medicine - High-Risk Obstetrics
    • Reproductive Genetics
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    • Anatomic Pathology
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Diagnostic Cytology
  • Pediatrics
    • Neonatology / Perinatal Medicine
  • Radiology
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Radiology-Pathology Correlation
  • Surgery
    • Breast Surgery
    • Burn
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Neurosurgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Surgical Critical Care
    • Transplantation
    • Trauma
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
Available courses by course title are as follows. Please contact us for a description:
  • Anatomic Pathology (2 weeks)
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology (2 weeks)
  • Benign Gynecology
  • Burn 
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Arrhythmias
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Clinical Pathology (2 weeks)
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Comprehensive Breast Care-Mammography (2 weeks)
  • Comprehensive Breast Care-Mammography
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Diagnostic Cytology (2 weeks)
  • Diagnostic Cytology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • HIV Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine/ High-Risk Obstetrics
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Perinatal Medicine
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Primary Care/ Sports Medicine
  • Pulmonary Care Medicine
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Radiology-Pathology Correlation
  • Renal-Electrolyte Disease
  • Reproductive Genetics
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine (2 weeks)
  • Transplantation
  • Trauma
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

 Message from the Associate Dean

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Pittsburgh site is one of the area's leading teaching facilities and has attracted medical students from across the country.

We at the Pittsburgh site are proud of our affiliation with Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and we look forward to continued growth of our campus as a major resource for the School of Medicine in educating their students.

We welcome you to our campus!

Daniel Benckart, MD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Allegheny Health Network

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