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  • College of Medicine MD Program

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.

Hyein Jeon, 2nd Year Medical Student


Our community of medical students is what sets Drexel apart from other schools. By meeting new challenges in an environment of collaborative learning and respect, our students discover a deep sense of purpose.

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Our experienced faculty members prepare Drexel medical students for their careers as future physicians.

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.

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New MD Program Curriculum - Foundations and Frontiers

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.

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News & Events

Drexel Creates Smoke-Free Spaces on University City Campus

Thanks to Drexel alumni Zach Hughes, MD, '17, the Drexel campus will now have smoke-free areas. The inspiration for his senior project, now being implemented, came from a lifetime of watching family members battle addiction to tobacco products, as well as new experiences helping patients struggling with tobacco use through his medical training at the College of Medicine.

Discovery Day 2017 Winners

With topics ranging from HIV/AIDS to spinal cord injury and neuroengineering, more than 380 Drexel University College of Medicine students and scientists showcased original research at Discovery Day 2017 on Thursday, Oct. 12.

Life Lessons From a Drexel Med Student’s 100-Mile Race

Running a marathon takes most people months of training, a reimagined threshold for pain and an extraordinary level of focus and commitment. For Hong De Sa, a fourth-year medical student, it’s only after 26.2 miles that the true challenge begins.

Class of 2021 Receives White Coats

Drexel University College of Medicine welcomed 260 new medical students during its annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, August 11, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

College of Medicine to Lead 13-Partner Health Professions Education Collaborative

Drexel University College of Medicine has received a grant of more than $420,000 from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to lead a collaborative of 13 medical, nursing and health professions schools with the goal of enhancing each school's education in professionalism and interprofessional communication.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Nikhil Mull, MD '08

Nikhil Mull, MD '08

"Many people think of general internists as doctors who push a lot of paper around, but I think what I've learned is that general internists are like the coach of the football team. They're calling the plays. It's up to the specialist to decide whether to run the play you called, but you are ultimately responsible for a lot of the decision-making."

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Paul Phelps, MD '10

Paul Phelps, MD '10

"When I was in medical school, I spent a year on a Fulbright at Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai, India. I had heard of oculoplastics, but that was my first experience with it. After my internship, I did a three-year ophthalmology residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, a very clinically oriented program. I did around 300 cataract surgeries, which is a lot for a residency program. From there, I went to the opposite end of the spectrum, to a very academic eye pathology fellowship with Dr. Daniel Albert, who's one of the gurus of eye pathology and ophthalmology in general."

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Louis Coda, MD, HU '85 and family

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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Introducing a new curriculum for 2017!

Foundations and Frontiers