Allentown News

Published on March 25th, 2015


Temple/St. Luke’s Medical Students Receive Excellent Residency Placements in Milestone “Match Day”

Eight Medical Students Choose to Continue Studies at St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (3/24/2015) – “Friday, March 20 was the end of a long process for medical students,” said Dr. Joel Rosenfeld, MD, M.Ed, FACS, Chief Academic Officer, St. Luke’s University Health Network. “National Match Day is truly a milestone for every medical student across the country. This is the day when medical residency programs match with their highest-ranked medical students, and medical students learn where they will continue their medical training as residents.”

Dr. Rosenfeld continued, “The Medical School of Temple University/St. Luke’s University Health Network is proud to have trained its inaugural graduating class of 2015, and we are extremely pleased with how well they matched. This is a tribute to their hard work over the past four years and to the excellent teaching, advice and counsel of our faculty.”

Eight students, or 20 percent, of The Medical School of Temple University/St. Luke’s University Health Network Class of 2015 will continue their medical education in St. Luke’s Graduate Medical Education programs, according to Dr. Rosenfeld.

Julia Tolentino, Class of 2015, The Medical School of Temple University/St. Luke’s University Health Network, representative to the Student Government Association of The Medical School of Temple University, said, “It’s so exciting to see where everyone is going and to know that we made it! Being the first class, we really didn’t know what to expect from a new medical school – but we made it a campus of our own, and we really benefitted from being part of the community and learning to be physicians from St. Luke’s doctors.”

Trauma Surgeon Brian Hoey, MD, Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program, agreed. “We are very fortunate to have an incredibly talented pool of medical students training right here in the Lehigh Valley. As a Program Director, it certainly makes it much easier to recruit the future star residents and attending physicians now that we have an opportunity to work side by side with them on a daily basis.”

Robert Langan, MD, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, St. Luke’s University Health Network, was also pleased with the results of Match Day. He said, “St. Luke’s University Health Network and The Medical School of Temple University made a joint investment in the future of the health of the Lehigh Valley by joining together to produce a medical school with the stated purpose of attracting high quality individuals who will learn, train and practice in the Lehigh Valley.”

Dr. Rosenfeld concluded, “I’m just so delighted after working with these students the past four years that they are well-placed with residency programs, and I look forward to seeing their growth into excellent, well-trained physicians. I am confident in their education and equally confident that their patients will be in skilled hands.”

The first class of The Medical School of Temple University/St. Luke’s University Health Network, will graduate May 6 at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. In addition, the medical school will welcome the incoming Class of 2019 on August 7 for its White Coat Ceremony.

For more information about The Medical School of Temple University/St. Luke’s University Health Network please see and for other graduate medical education programs at St. Luke’s University Health Network, please see

2015 Residency Match Results

The Medical School of Temple University/St. Luke’s University Health Network


Bryn Mawr Hospital – PA
Case Western University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center – OH
Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital – PA
Hershey Medical Center/Pennsylvania State University – PA
Hospital of the University of PA
Icahn School of Medicine-Beth Israel Medical Center – NY
Johns Hopkins Hospital – MD
Maine Medical Center
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System – NY
Ohio State University Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center – IL
St Luke’s University Hospital-Bethlehem – PA
State University of New York Health Science Center-Brooklyn – NY
Temple University Hospital – PA
University of Illinois College of Medicine – Chicago
University of Maryland Medical Center
University of Michigan Hospitals – Ann Arbor
University of Virginia


Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Obstetrics and Gynecology

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