The College of Medicine's MD program trains future physicians in the science and art of medicine. At Drexel, our medical students learn to combine cutting-edge technology with the highest level of compassion in the practice of medicine.
The MD program works closely with Drexel University's other colleges and schools as well as with the Philadelphia community. Our students have the opportunity to explore their scientific and clinical interests throughout their four years. Our long-standing partnerships with several affiliate training sites expose students to diverse patient populations and a variety of health conditions.
The program's innovative curriculum, experienced faculty and vibrant student life provide Drexel medical students with an outstanding educational experience.
Beginning in August 2017, Drexel will implement a new innovative MD curriculum called "Foundations and Frontiers." Foundations and Frontiers is designed to create physicians for the 21st century. The curriculum instills all of the enduring qualities essential to clinical excellence while also including essential emerging competencies such as an understanding of population health, health informatics, quality and patient safety, and health care systems and financing.
Our Experienced Faculty
Our experienced faculty members prepare Drexel medical students for their careers as future physicians. In addition to teaching, our faculty members also treat patients and conduct research, which enables them to be effective mentors in today's rapidly advancing medical environment.
Vibrant Student Life
Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Drexel University College of Medicine offers a vibrant student life experience. From recreational and student activities on campus to cultural and social events throughout the city, Drexel provides an unforgettable experience for our medical students.
News & Events
Drexel's Michael Weingarten, MD, receives the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. (June 02, 2017)
At the annual Faculty Recognition Awards Ceremony on May 24, Drexel acknowledged the faculty and staff members whose scholarship, service and teaching contribute so much to the University and its students. (May 25, 2017)
The Golden Apple Awards recognize excellence in teaching and outstanding service by faculty and staff of Drexel University College of Medicine.
Three College of Medicine students in the Medical Humanities program recently had their artwork and poetry recognized. The Medical Humanities are disciplines that inquire into the human experience of illness, healing and doctoring with attention to meaning, values and the history of ideas.
Meet Our Students and Alumni
Louis Coda, MD, HU '85
It's not unusual for a physician to travel overseas and engage in medical mission work. It's not so unusual for a doctor to sustain that work, to return and build relationships with those abroad. Louis Coda, MD, HU '85, has had his family with him during a lifetime of medical mission work. What may be unusual was the opportunity he had last year to work side by side in Uganda with his daughter, Clare Coda, MD '15, now a resident at the University of Maryland. Service, along with medicine, has become a family business.
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David Shulkin, MD, MCP '86
As a physician, entrepreneur and CEO, David Shulkin, MD, MCP '86, has always been driven by the desire to improve patient health and safety. Now as undersecretary for health in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, he's effecting change on the largest possible scale — serving 8.76 million people annually.
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Michael Mandarino, Sr., MD
America faced many shortages during World War II: sugar, gasoline, even offensive linemen. The Philadelphia Eagles needed a guard in 1944, and there weren't many available. That's when two-way player, and later assistant coach, Bucko Kilroy told Head Coach Greasy Neale, "What you need is in a classroom on Broad Street." He was referring to Michael Mandarino, a childhood friend who was entering the third year of his medical school education at Hahnemann.
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