Temple is a hub of health and life sciences for Central Texas. The health care and R&D activities at Scott & White mean that Temple is home to an uncommonly high concentration of PhDs and MDs, as well as world class spin-off research.
Temple not only has large healthcare providers locally, it has three medical schools and over 10 major healthcare systems located within 150 miles. Included in these are three veteran health care systems and the Brooke Army Medical Center. In addition, Temple has developed a comprehensive medical education cluster that includes Texas A&M University and Temple College, as well as a state of the art clinical simulation center. The Bioscience Institute provides students with access to state-of-the-art medical education classes and facilities. The institutes provide specialized research capabilities focused on cardiovascular, cancer and regenerative medicine.