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LCME accredits Temple; probation ends

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 1, 2004

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Temple University's School of Medicine in Philadelphia recently received full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education after a year on probation.

Temple officials tied the change to improvements they've made to classrooms and study areas and an increase in scholarship funding.

A proposed 14-story medical school building, at a projected cost of $150 million, is being added to the campus, and scholarship funding rose 40% from 2002 to 2003. The entering class was cut from 210 to 180 to help increase available scholarship dollars and decrease pressure on space and facilities.

"I am thrilled by the LCME's decision and the exciting year that lies ahead," said John M. Daly, MD, dean of the medical school. "We are developing a new curriculum, we are adding leading researchers and teachers, we are constructing a new clinical skills and simulation laboratory, and we will soon break ground on the first phase of our new medical school building. All of these improvements speak to the rapid and substantive change in direction of the school."

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/03/01/prbf0301.htm.

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