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Jacob W. Ufberg, MDWhy Temple?

From our humble beginnings as an evening medical college for working Philadelphians in 1901, Temple has emerged as a leader in humanistic education for the next generation of physicians. Well-positioned for a lifetime of learning, our graduates discover and treat disease with an overarching goal of providing outstanding, compassionate care for each patient. We have a unique focus on service to others, a special connection to our community and a commitment to our neighbors that becomes a way of life, not just a part of our curriculum.

This is the most exciting time in our school’s history. The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is home to nearly 1,000 scientists, clinicians, educators and staff. With supportive faculty by your side, it’s where you will begin to master both the science of medicine and the art of caring for human beings—as well as establishing friendships, collaborations and identification of mentors. 

Temple Health is renowned for state-of-the-art medicine and unsurpassed clinical training. Exceptional researchers at the School of Medicine and Fox Chase Cancer Center pursue cutting-edge translational research that results in our being internationally recognized, nationally honored and locally vital. Our regional and clinical campuses, St. Luke’s University Network in Bethlehem, PA and Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA, provide variety in learning environments and clinical opportunities. At Temple, you will become part of a strong, supportive network that will serve you throughout your career.

We look forward to sharing these exciting times with you. We invite you to join us on your journey to achieving your goals—and to consider joining our Temple family.

Jacob W. Ufberg, MD
Associate Dean, Admissions