Philadelphia is not only the largest city
in Pennsylvania, but it is also home to the first hospital in the United States
(Pennsylvania Hospital), the prestigious College of Physicians, and several of
the country’s top medical schools – University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, Temple
and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
But that is not all the southeast corner of
Pennsylvania has to offer. Several sizable cities surround Philadelphia
including Norristown, Chester, Doylestown, West Chester, Pottstown, and
Reading. Throughout this area there are numerous health systems and hospitals,
some of them affiliated with one of the previously mentioned medical schools.
Because of the concentration of medical
schools, the southeast region is home to many medical research facilities and
The region is also contains many cultural
and historical treasures. Old City in Philadelphia includes Independence Hall,
City Tavern, and the U.S. Constitution Center, but on the outskirts of the city
are the Revolutionary War sites of Valley Forge and Brandywine. Theaters, art
institutions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art (made famous in the movie
Rocky) and music concert venues dot the
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