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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.



The Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine educates a diverse, engaged and highly capable body of student doctors to be ethical, professional, prepared for licensure and entry into post-graduate medical education. We model the commitment we espouse in our students through research, entrepreneurial spirit, and the provision of compassionate, high-quality care to our patients in Philadelphia and beyond, irrespective of socioeconomic background.


Consistent with the Temple University’s founding principles, we will:

  • Provide outstanding podiatric education and training that is affordable relative to peer institutions and justifies our students’ expenditure of time and resources.
  • Increase the body of knowledge of the lower extremity primarily through collaborative, clinical trials-based research, and scholarly publication.

Establish a collegial body of podiatric medical professionals and students who represent and value inclusion and a commitment to caring for underserved populations.