How to Apply

Applicants to Temple/St. Luke's medical school campus must first apply to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).

AMCAS application deadline: December 15 of the year preceding matriculation.

After receiving a verified application from AMCAS, the LKSOM admissions office will send the applicant an email with instructions for accessing a supplemental application at TempleMedOnline. On the supplemental application, Temple/St. Luke's applicants should mark St. Luke's as the first choice.

The Admissions Office only reviews applications that are completed. A complete application includes:

  • AMCAS application
  • Supplemental application
  • Supplemental fee
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores

Admissions officers review all applications. Temple/St. Luke's applicants who meet the LKSOM screening requirements are then referred to the Temple/St. Luke's admissions office in Bethlehem which schedules interviews at St. Luke's. Interview day activities include a meet-and-greet session, a campus tour, lunch with some of our current students and two interviews. Temple/St. Luke's applicants are encouraged to visit LKSOM’s North Broad Street Campus in Philadelphia to tour those facilities and to meet with the financial aid coordinator.

LKSOM received more than 10,000 applications last year. Of these, about a thousand applicants were invited to interview.

LKSOM has high standards. However, the standards are not rigid or purely quantitative. In selecting candidates for interview, the admissions committee looks for academic achievement, strong MCAT scores, meaningful medical experience, commitment to community service, and supportive letters of recommendation.

Questions about applying to Temple/St. Luke's?

Contact us at or 484-526-8875. We'll be happy to talk with you!

Admissions Offices
Financial Aid Office

TUSM Office of Admissions
Medical Education and
Research Building
3500 N. Broad Street
Suite 124
Philadelphia, PA 19140
215-707-6932 (fax)

Temple/St. Luke's Admissions
Estes Building
800 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
484-526-6450 (fax)

TUSM Financial Aid
Medical Education and
Research Building
3500 N. Broad Street
Suite 325
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-707-2205 (fax)