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TUSM alumni and development





Temple University School of Medicine is recognized for its superior clinical education and is therefore one of the most sought-after medical schools in the global arena.


One in every four people who applies to medical school in the United States applies to Temple. One reason is, since its founding in 1901, Temple has stayed true to its mission:

  • To provide excellent learner-centered education to a diverse body of medical and graduate students, instilling in them an ethic of human service and lifelong learning;
  • To engage in research that advances medical science and clinical care; and
  • To provide state-of-the-art health care

Giving at every level is essential. Every donation given — large or small — enables Temple University School of Medicine to maintain its mission, attract superior students, and recruit and retain world-renown faculty.



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





The School of Medicine's past is filled with names that are still recognized today -- Wayne Babcock, Chevalier Jackson, William Parkinson, Sol Sherry, Waldo Nelson. They are the Temple “greats,” the people who not only shaped the lives of generations of Temple medical students, but also helped put the School on the map. Today, Temple has a new generation of “greats,” including some long-standing faculty members, Carson Schneck, Bennett Lorber, and Ron Rubin, and some newer ones, Larry Kaplan, Amy Goldberg, and Paul Lyons. All of these names represent a shared tradition – dedication to educating medical students and mentoring them to be superior clinicians and scientists.





The long tradition of medical excellence at Temple has always been significantly enhanced by the generous support of its many benefactors. Your continued investment in Temple University School of Medicine can help shape the future of medical education, medical research and clinical care not only here at Temple, but across the U.S. and around the world, everywhere that Temple's medical faculty, medical graduates and residents are providing leadership in medicine today.