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Temple University School of Medicine

Temple University School of Medicine Campus
About
Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), located on the Health Science Campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, is one of seven schools of medicine in Pennsylvania conferring the doctor of medicine (MD) degree. It also confers the PhD (doctor of philosophy) and MS (master of science) degrees in biomedical sciences, the MA (master of arts) in Urban Bioethics, and dual degrees of MD/PhD, MD/MPH (master of public health), and MD/MBA (master of business administration).
TUSM takes pride in the excellence of its teaching, research and service programs. It remains fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. It employs 471 full-time faculty, 47 part-time faculty, 1,660 volunteer faculty, and 869 staff. Each year it admits 210 medical students and approximately 24 graduate students. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, its MD graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs, and have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans and vice presidents of major academic medical centers.
TUSM received 10,318 applications for the Class entering in 2011, one of the highest number of applicants of all U.S. medical schools. The mean grade point averages and MCA scores of Temple matriculants rank above the national mean. TUSM has increased scholarship funds by 18% over the past four years, which has further enhanced its ability to draw talented applicants. Of the 2011-12 total professional student enrollment, 47% are women, 35% are minorities, and 51% are in-state residents.
Mission
Temple University School of Medicine is dedicated to excellence in education, research and patient care, achieved by faculty, staff and learners who represent the diversity of society. It provides:
-Education that is patient-centered, instilling in learners the School's ethic of human service and lifelong learning;
-Research that advances and integrates basic and clinical science; and
-Patient care administered with compassion and understanding, utilizing contemporary knowledge and techniques.
Statistics
Statistics for accepted applicants (2008-2009)
GPA: 3.68
Science GPA: 3.63
Overall MCAT Score: 30.9
MCAT Written Score: P
Statistics for accepted applicants (2011-2012)
GPA: 3.7
Science GPA: 3.6
Overall MCAT Score: 31
MCAT Biological (BS) Score: 11
MCAT Physical (PS) Score: 10
MCAT Verbal (VR) Score: 10
MCAT Written Score: Q