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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion News & Events

Pennoni Panels Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion

March 1, 2018

About the Video - The significance of diversity has been expressed through the think pieces and research lamenting the lack of representation of various marginalized groups in media and positions of power. But what do we mean by diversity? What is the difference between representation and tokenism? How do we talk about diversity in a more meaningful way, beyond categorization and statistics? This panel seeks to address the significance of diversity, the discourse surrounding diversity, and the ways in which we can address issues of diversity in our respective fields and institutions.

News/In the Media

Celebrating Our Early Black Physicians

On July 30, 2017, Ana E. Núñez, MD, presented "Celebrating Our Early Black Physicians" at the National Medical Association's 115th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. Download presentation [PPT]

Dean's Message: Something to Celebrate

Pulse (Summer 2017)

Recognize, Appreciate and Tame Unconscious Bias

Pulse (Summer 2017)

Q&A: Ana Núñez, MD, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Drexel University College of Medicine Alumni Magazine (Spring/Summer 2017)

Medical Student Joy Abiola Fatunbi Wins Excellence In Medicine Minority Scholars Award

(June 16, 2017)

Increasing racially and ethnically underrepresented women in medical school through an innovative program

International Journal of Medical Education (May 24, 2017)

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Ongoing/Annual Events

Big Brother/Sister Picnic

Drexel College of Medicine Student National Medical Association hosted a Bigs/Littles BBQ for Drexel's Graduate Studies students.

The Drexel University College of Medicine Student National Medical Association hosts an annual Big Brother/Sister Picnic for Drexel's Graduate Studies students in the Drexel Pathway to Medical School Program (DPMS) in September on the Queen Lane campus.

Black History Month (February)

Every February, Philadelphia celebrates African-American culture's influence on the city's rich history with special events such as film screenings, art exhibits, history tours and more.

See how Philadelphia celebrated Black History Month in 2016.

Diversity Senior Celebration (formerly known as the Batts Dinner)

In honor of Dr. James Batts, an annual dinner is held during the spring for underrepresented graduating seniors, alumni and faculty. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will continue this tradition by holding our Diversity Senior Celebration (formerly known as the Batts Dinner).

Diversity Student Reception

At the start of the academic year, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion hosts a reception to welcome all students and their families who have self-identified as underrepresented in medicine.

Diversity Welcome Breakfast for Underrepresented in Medicine Students

Diversity Welcome Breakfast for Under-Represented in Medicine Students

The Diversity Welcome Breakfast is held annually for the incoming underrepresented in medicine students during orientation week. The breakfast allows students from the upper classes to welcome first-year students who self-identify as underrepresented in medicine. With the breakfast taking place during orientation week, the event serves as a nice icebreaker for the new students, letting them know that, while they may identify as under-represented, they are not alone at Drexel.

Holiday Event

Each year, there is a holiday event where students from diverse backgrounds can come and socialize together in a relaxed atmosphere.

Latino Heritage Month (September 15 to November 26)

From parades to art exhibits, Philadelphia offers a wide range of activities celebrating Latino art and culture.

See how Philadelphia celebrated Latino Heritage Month in 2016.

LGBT Community & Family Gathering

During the fall, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion hosts a community & family gathering reception to welcome all first year students and their families who have self-identified as part of the LGBTQ community.

Marion Spencer Fay Award Ceremony, Lecture and Reception

The Marion Spencer Fay Award is presented in honor of Marion Spencer Fay, PhD, dean and president of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania from 1946 to 1963. The National Board for Women in Medicine established an award in her name in 1963 to recognize her pioneering leadership.

Learn more about the Marion Spencer Fay Award

Martin Luther King Day of Service

The Martin Luther King Day of Service in Philadelphia is the largest MLK event in the country. Thousands of Philadelphians participate all over the region.

Learn about the College of Medicine's 2016 activities.

National Coming Out Day (October 9, 2016)

National Coming Out Day is celebrated in Philadelphia as part of the Outfest, an extensive festival area that includes restaurants, bars and dance parties.

Learn about 2016's Outfest.

National Gay Pride Month (June)

There are Pride celebrations throughout Philadelphia during National Gay Pride Month, including the LGBT Pride Parade and Festival.

Learn about 2016's LGBT Pride Parade and Festival.

Staff Grand Rounds

Staff Ground Rounds is a continuing education series for frontline clinical staff. Each learning session is designed to help attendees sharpen skills, keep up with the changing demands of today’s health care environment, and continue professional growth. All clinical staff are welcome to attend these sessions. Attendance is mandatory for medical assistants, who may earn CE credit for their participation.

See upcoming dates and topics.

Women's History Month (March)

The College of Medicine history includes our heritage as the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, the first medical school in the world for women. Visit the Doctor or Doctress? website. Explore American history through the stories of women physicians.

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