Temple University Welcomes Displaced Hahnemann Medical Students
When Philly residents heard the announcement that Hahnemann Hospital would be closing by the end of summer 2019 (before or on September 6th, according to the Hospital site), shock and sadness could be felt throughout the city and its surrounding areas.
Since its establishment in 1885, the historic Hahnemann Hospital was the main teaching hospital in the Philadelphia area and linked with the Homeopathic (later renamed Hahnemann) Medical College which was founded in in 1848. The rich history of the hospital and its nationally recognized medical college is a landmark of Philadelphia, making the news of its closure devastating to not only local residents, but those who work in the hospital as well, like medical residents and students.
The closure of the hospital is leaving many medical residents to scramble and figure out where their next job would be, but thanks to Temple University, a significant amount of physicians can stay in the area and get back to completing their residency. A total of 84 medical residents were accepted into the Temple University School of Medicine, the maximum amount of students it could. The Vice President of Medical Education at Temple, Susan Coull, was vocal about welcoming the students into the Temple family, stating, “Some of them have their whole training left, which could be three years, four years, five years, depending on their specialty. So they are now part of the Temple family. They are our residents and our trainees.”
This is a proud moment for the Temple University family and for the city of Philadelphia as a whole, showing no matter what, we have each others back.