Who We Are


At Tufts University School of Medicine, we value the individual's potential to make a positive and lasting contribution to humanity. A national leader in medicine since its founding in 1893, TUSM offers one of the most substantive and innovative medical curricula in the country, while providing students with a collegial—not cutthroat—learning experience.

Our medical campus features state-of-the-art research laboratories and classrooms side by side with learning community spaces where students can study, socialize, and work in teams. Our faculty members are not only expert researchers and clinicians; they are also exceptional mentors to our students. At TUSM, everyone knows your name.

Our friendly, collaborative approach to learning is matched by a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum, joint degree programs, hands-on clinical training, and ground-breaking research opportunities. Our graduates regularly advance their fields through discovery, research, scholarship, and clinical practice.

Located in the heart of downtown Boston, TUSM’s resource-rich medical campus—also home to Tufts’ Schools of Nutrition and Dental Medicine and the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging—produces highly qualified clinicians, researchers, public health practitioners and advocates, and other healthcare-related professionals. Next door to TUSM is our main clinical affiliate, Tufts Medical Center, a world-class academic medical center.

Our location also puts our students at the center of Boston’s vibrant urban community, a place of diverse cultures and languages. And in keeping with Tufts’ overall commitment to global engagement and active citizenship, TUSM encourages students to pursue hands-on learning opportunities around the world.

With rigorous training, an interdisciplinary focus, and a collegial learning environment, our students graduate well-prepared for the changes and challenges of healthcare in the 21st century. TUSM graduates are distinguished not only by their exemplary patient care but also by their remarkable academic achievements.

Our alumni raise the standards of their profession in renowned hospitals, clinics, health centers, and research facilities throughout the world.