to the specialty of Emergency Medicine. As you explore your residency options for this challenging and rewarding field, I urge you to take a close look at Temple University Hospital. The most important outcome of Emergency Medicine residency training is the achievement of clinical excellence, the ability to effectively care for the wide range of acute presentations. Temple provides a robust clinical training environment with high volumes, acuity, and complexity. A Level I trauma center, Temple cares for the highest number of penetrating injuries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Burn Center, active transplant service and internationally recognized cardiology and pulmonology services add to your educational experience. Of note, Philadelphia is the largest city in the nation without a public hospital system and Temple is situated within some of the most disinvested communities, which make up the neighborhoods collectively known as North Philadelphia. We have the privilege of caring for patients with the resources of a private health system and academic medical center, affording us the ability to provide cutting edge care to a historically marginalized community. Temple has a core mission to care for the community we serve right here in North Philly, and in the emergency department we keep our responsibility as stewards of that mission front of mind in everything we do.
The clinical exposure is intense but, equally importantly, the educational environment is supportive, and the program actively seeks to keep residents mentally healthy. It is part of our core philosophy that residents who are well supported will be positioned to learn and to best care for the patients we serve. Features of our wellness plan include
faculty mentors, a templated shift schedule, confidential counseling, consistent resident teams through acute rotations and a monthly resident night out (RNO). The program offers an outstanding ultrasound experience, a strong research program, and robust exposure to EMS, addiction medicine/toxicology, critical care, and pediatrics. The comprehensive didactic program consists of an optimal mix of lectures, simulation activities, small group work and interactive discussions, as well as access to a multitude of asynchronous learning opportunities.
I invite you to review our talented group of faculty. They are a diverse group, trained in many different residencies with a nice mixture of recent graduates and seasoned attendings. There are nine full professors of emergency medicine, and Temple’s faculty boasts national leaders in the specialty including a founding member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), the Assistant Dean of Simulation and Dean of Admissions of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, the SVP and Chief Clinical Officer of the Health System, the Chair of the Peer Review Committee, and the Medical Staff President-elect, among many other institutional leaders. You would be hard-pressed to find a more active and accomplished emergency medicine faculty group, or one more dedicated to the education of its residents.
Considering that you have 30 or more years of practice after residency, it is important to get the right advice as you start your career. Our faculty and residency leadership provide our residents with all the necessary tools to find, evaluate, and secure the job of their choosing. Temple offers a cohesive graduate network, as well as a strong track-record of placing our residents into desirable positions in academia and the community.
Temple has the clinical exposure, educational program, and senior leadership that makes it one of the top programs nationally. And the mission to the community we serve draws an engaged and dedicated group of people who are excited to work here and learn from our remarkable patients. Our residents have the opportunity to work in our flagship urban university hospital, two busy community hospitals, and two nationally recognized pediatric hospitals. Through this exposure, the residents experience the broad range of patient presentations, and graduate well-prepared for any practice environment. I invite you to review our program in more detail and to consider applying. We look forward to showcasing more of what we love about Temple Emergency Medicine to the applicants who are the future of the field!
Megan Healy, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Residency Program Director