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Physician Refresher/Re-entry Program

Drexel's Physician Refresher/Re-entry program offers a range of activities (education and assessment programs) for physicians who intend to return to active clinical practice, want to enhance their focus or area of interest, or want to prepare for admission to U.S. graduate medical education training programs.

We recommend certain programs depending on a physician's goals. Participants may include:

In addition, referring groups, including stakeholders such as licensing boards, specialty associations, hospitals and other employers, insurers, and others, may recommend the program to physicians.

Our courses utilize the College's excellence in medical education and instructional technology resources. Participants enjoy several benefits including:

  • Learn in the College of Medicine's main teaching facility, Hahnemann University Hospital (or St. Christopher's Hospital for pediatrics) and its outpatient offices
  • Access to Drexel University facilities and College of Medicine faculty
  • Learn alongside Drexel students, residents and fellows
  • Career counseling
  • Onsite and distance-learning modules
  • Success rate of 86% for returning physicians (Medical Teacher, 34, 285-291, 2012)

In addition to a high-caliber clinical experience, our innovative curricular strategies allow physicians around the world access to resources designed to enhance their professional and clinical skills. During the preceptorship, participants will build a portfolio of accomplishments that includes their completed activities, a certificate of successful completion, a transcript and assessment outcomes.

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For any questions about the programs, resources, faculty or application process, please feel free to contact us.

Physician Refresher/Re-Entry Program in the Media

Doc: My Experience With A Physician Refresher Program
Physicians News (August 25, 2016)

"Coming Back"
Perspectives (2016)

"Painful Choices: The Price of Reentering Medicine"
MedPage (October 2014)

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   I was told many times that it was 'impossible' for me to go back into clinical practice. It was depressing and disheartening. Thank you for being there, believing in people like me, and thank you for being an integral part of the re-entry program. You made the impossible into possible, and I couldn't have done it without all of you.   
Kristin Hanson, General Medicine/Endocrine Re-entry Physician
   I am matched to the categorical anesthesiology program at the University of Florida and I am SO excited! I don't think I would have stood a chance if it were for my experience in Drexel and the great recommendation letter that you put together for me. THANK YOU!   
Soleil Schutte
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