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About TUSM



Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) is a private, state-related medical school.  We welcome applications from Pennsylvanians and non-residents of Pennsylvania.  For the entering class of 2015, we received over 11,000.


TUSM is dedicated to training students to be excellent physicians who will be thoroughly prepared to meet the full spectrum of patients' medical needs. The school places particular emphasis on attracting applicants who will provide compassionate care to underserved populations. This tradition has been preserved by a faculty dedicated to embracing the medical needs of North Philadelphia and surrounding communities.


TUSM enrolls students who exemplify academic excellence and embody the passion, commitment and integrity to meet the highest standards of patient care and medical scholarship. Our students represent the diversity of society; they are both recent college graduates and those changing careers, and they come from a wide variety of cultural, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds. They have demonstrated capacity for volunteerism, altruism, and a genuine desire to help those in need.


The education of medical students at TUSM is based on a solid foundation in the fundamentals of basic and clinical science. The first two years are taught in an integrated approach, closely tying basic science concepts to clinical medicine, professionalism and medical ethics. The clinical years are marked by extensive hands-on experience in caring for patients. The William Maul Measey Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety enables students to learn basic clinical skills and teamwork in a safe learning environment throughout the curriculum. Thus, graduates are exceptionally well prepared to pursue residency training.