Philadelphia is not only the largest city in Pennsylvania, but it is also home to the first hospital in the United States, the College of Physicians, and several of the country’s top medical schools – University of Pennsylvania (aka Penn), 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 pharmaceutical companies.
Find out more about the southeast area of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia: http://www.visitpa.com/regions/philadelphia-countryside