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Welcome Message from the Dean

A warm welcome to you from Temple – where medical education, research, and superb clinical care form our tripartite mission.

At Temple, medical education puts the patient--each a unique individual with unique circumstances--squarely at the center of everything we do and everything we teach. And, in addition to providing a strong foundation in basic science, medical education at Temple also means immersion in fields such as urban bioethics, epigenetics, precision medicine, population science, and global health.

Temple faculty are passionate about helping students excel. In addition to engaging them in every major touchpoint along the continuum of care, we partner with our students at the very edge of clinical innovation. At Temple, students learn from world-class specialists who attract patients from far and wide with their compassion and concern–and their innovative approaches and techniques to ameliorate illness.

Likewise, Temple’s research enterprise is bustling. Our basic and translational scientists—leaders in their disciplines--go the distance in the quest to prevent and treat human disease. This is a great place to find a research mentor.

At Temple, it’s all about becoming the best professionals, the best people, we can be – so we can do the most good.

In addition to attracting a fascinating, diverse and highly intelligent student community, we enjoy a vibrant community of alumni who, like me (Class of 1973), remain grateful for the fantastic education we received here. Temple alumni stay engaged, giving generously to the school--especially to student scholarships.

I served as dean here from 2003 to 2011. And what a privilege to be asked to serve again—to provide leadership during a time of administrative reorganization. My title might include the word “interim” this time--but I assure you: there’s nothing temporary about this school nor my commitment to it.

Temple is in my blood.

Watch out. It’s liable to get into yours, too.

John M. Daly, MD '73, FACS
Interim Dean and Dean Emeritus, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Harry C. Donahoo Professor, Surgery

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