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Temple University School of Medicine
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Established 1901
Type State-related
Location Philadelphia, PA, USA
Campus Urban

The Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), located on the Health Science Campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, is one of 7 schools of medicine in Pennsylvania conferring the doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree. It also confers the Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy) and M.S. (masters of science) degrees in biomedical sciences. The 2009 USNews ranks Temple University School of Medicine n/a for primary care rankings while the 2005 NIH Awards for US Medical School ranks Temple 85th among the nation's medical school programs. As for medical school research programs Temple is ranked 56 out of 59 by USNews.

Founded in 1901 as Pennsylvania’s first co-educational medical school and as a medical school for the common man, the institution has attained a national reputation for training humanistic and dedicated clinicians. The School has been home to a number of renowned alumni and faculty, including W. Wayne Babcock M.D., inventor of the Babcock surgical forceps; Chevalier Jackson, M.D., pioneer in the field of otolaryngology; Waldo Nelson M.D., editor of the Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics; Angelo DiGeorge M.D., pediatrician and describer of DiGeorge Syndrome; and Joseph Wolpe M.D., psychiatrist and father of behavioral modification therapy. Additionally, the first female president of Princeton University, Shirley Tilghman, Ph.D., is an alumna of the School’s biochemistry department.

Under the leadership of John Daly, M.D., alumnus of the class of 1973 and current Dean of the School, TUSM has undergone a revitalization. The institution has hired 262 new professors in the past 4 years; added clinical and basic science departments; and has completely revamped the medical curriculum to meet changing educational paradigms.

Additionally, on November 1, 2007, TUSM broke ground on a new home. At a projected cost of $160 million dollars, the project is the largest capital improvement project in the history of Temple University. The new building, an 11-story, glass and brick structure designed by Philadelphia-based architecture and engineering firm Ballinger, opened in May 2009.


Coordinates: 40°00′17″N 75°09′08″W / 40.0047495°N 75.1522260°W / 40.0047495; -75.1522260



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