Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine is fully integrated with a large, comprehensive university health system in Philadelphia. The largest podiatric medical treatment facility anywhere, the Foot and Ankle Institute at TUSPM has more than 40,000 patient visits annually. TUSPM offers early hands-on clinical training with rotations through our two facilities, as well as through various facets of the Temple University Health System.
Our students enjoy all Temple University facilities, including numerous libraries, computer labs, and sporting and cultural events; we also have the largest podiatric medical library in the United States as well as on-campus housing for students. TUSPM is fully accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.
Mission and Vision of TUSPM
The mission and vision of TUSPM has been the cornerstone of our education of excellence since our beginning. For each podiatrist whom we teach and send into their profession, we share and follow the mission and vision.
Mission: To educate highly qualified, ethical and professional podiatric medical students who, upon completion of the curriculum, are prepared for licensure and entry into postgraduate medical education, and to advance the podiatric medical profession through research, quality patient care and community service.
Vision: We will graduate doctors of podiatric medicine who are trained using the most innovative procedures and advanced technology. We will establish the Foot and Ankle Institute as the preeminent center of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of maladies of the lower extremity. We will increase the body of knowledge of the lower extremity through research, scholarly publication and presentation.