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.
OUR MEDICAL STUDENTS
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.
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.
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.
News & Events
Max Brodsky, a 2018 MD candidate at the College of Medicine, was recently selected by the American Society of Hematology as one of two students nationwide to receive the 2017-2018 ASH Physician-Scientist Career Development Award. (June 29, 2017)
Joy Abiola Fatunbia, a 2019 MD candidate at the College of Medicine, was named the 2017 recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s Excellence in Medicine Minority Scholars Award. The award was given as part of the AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Awards program on June 9, 2017, during the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago. (June 16, 2017)
Drexel's Michael Weingarten, MD, receives the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. (June 02, 2017)
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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