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Health & Wellness

Students playing volleyball at the 2014 Dean's Cup event at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Drexel University College of Medicine believes wellness is not just the absence of disease, but an individual's active approach to achieve optimum levels of health that includes physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being. Students are taught and encouraged to practice what they teach to patients.

To help students achieve optimum health, the College of Medicine provides on-campus fitness centers, recreational facilities, relaxation events and professional counseling.

Recreational Facilities

The Student Activity Center at Queen Lane features a comprehensive fitness center complete with cardio and weightlifting equipment along with TVs, lockers and showers. Adjacent to the gym is an additional activity area that has a pool table, ping pong tables, slack line, and couches for students to utilize. Just outside the Student Activities Center, there's a basketball court and plenty of outdoor space for students to toss a Frisbee, kick a soccer ball, or just hang out by the garden in one of the hammocks.

College of Medicine students also receive full access to Drexel University's Recreation Center in University City. This 240,000 sq. foot health and recreational complex promotes and encourages personal fitness, and lifelong health through diverse programs.

Wellness Programming

The Office of Student Affairs sponsors and co-sponsors wellness programming with MD program student groups throughout the year at the Queen Lane campus. Events such as Wellness Week, blood drives, chair massages and weekly exercise classes are just a few examples. In addition, a seminar series is hosted throughout the year that has included topics on sleep, stress management, nutrition, and managing personal finances, along with giveaways at each event. There are also pop-up ice cream socials and a campus favorite…dog therapy! The program provides the opportunity for interested students to become involved by becoming a class wellness representative.

On-Campus Counseling

Queen Lane Campus

A full-time psychiatrist and a psychologist are available to all medical students to provide assessment, psychotherapy, medication and resources for referral if necessary. Services are provided on-site at the Queen Lane campus. In addition, first- and second-year students may participate in weekly "wellness group" meetings which provide them with the opportunity to share their experiences and support each other as they progress through the program. All services as well as additional wellness programming are offered at no cost to the student and are completely confidential.

Center City Campus

In addition to their location in University City, Drexel's Counseling Center has a location in Center City at the Bellet Building (view map). The Counseling Center offers free, confidential mental health services to currently enrolled full-time undergraduate and graduate students. The Center employs a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, a licensed professional counselor, a case manager and a psychiatrist. To make an appointment at the Center City campus location, visit Suite 315 of the Bellet Building, call 215.762.7625 or email

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