Lewis Katz School of Medicine One of the Nations Most Sought After Medical Schools

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A new study released by U.S. News and World Report showed that the Katz School of Medicine is one of the most desired medical colleges in the nation.

With 10,623 applications for the Fall of 2016 class, the Katz School ranked number 9 on the list, falling behind schools such as Georgetown University’s School of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College, but beating out New York Medical College.

According to their website, the Katz school accepts only 210 students per year, making the application process very competitive and selective.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University consistently attracts a wonderfully diverse student body with a wide variety of life experiences and out-of-classroom interests, as well as a true commitment to serving the community,” said Associate Dean of Admissions Jacob W. Ufberg in a statement released by the university Friday.

The Temple’s School of Medicine was renamed in October 2015 to honor the late Temple Trustee Lewis Katz. Katz, a Temple graduate (’63), was a generous philanthropist and a beloved member of the Temple community.

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