Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) was opened in September of 1963 as the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (PCPM). After Temple’s original medical school closed in 1960, several members of its faculty obtained a charter from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to open a new podiatry school.
When the current campus opened in 1973, it was the first facility ever developed specifically for podiatric use. In addition to classrooms and labs, the complex includes student housing building and a medical clinic, known as the Foot and Ankle Institute.
PCPM merged with Temple University in July 1998. Since then, TUSPM has become a valued asset to the Temple University Health System. TUSPM continues to strengthen its relationship with Temple and the Philadelphia community as the only school of podiatry directly associated with a major university.