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Medical students in classroom The White Coat Ceremony Dr. Carson Schneck with Anatomy students

MD program

Temple University School of Medicine is dedicated to educating and training students to be outstanding physicians who are thoroughly prepared to meet the world’s medical needs. The School of Medicine seeks to attract students of the highest academic caliber who have a demonstrated capacity for volunteerism, altruism, and a genuine desire to help those in need. Temple students who meet these requirements often come from very diverse backgrounds. This diversity has brought together students of various ages, recent college graduates and those changing careers, as well as students from a wide variety of cultural, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds.


The primary educational goals of Temple University School of Medicine are to teach students to provide outstanding medical care to a culturally diverse population, and to be exceptionally well-prepared for further training and life-long career development. This education is based upon a solid foundation in the basic sciences, extensive hands-on clinical training, the principles of evidence-based medicine, and integration of basic science and clinical medicine throughout the curriculum. Students will develop the skills necessary to continually update their knowledge base and healthcare delivery after graduation, and will be prepared for careers in clinical medicine, medical education and medical research.