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Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations Volunteer Opportunities

Drexel University College of Medicine alumni at a volunteer event

There are numerous ways to get involved as an alum of Drexel University College of Medicine, the Graduate School and its predecessor institutions. Learn about these opportunities below:

Medical Alumni Volunteer and Engagement Opportunities

Reunion Committees

We depend on alumni volunteers to help execute a successful class reunion. Whether it's your 5th, 10th, 25th or 50th reunion, your help behind the scenes is what makes reunion a memorable and meaningful event. As a member of the reunion committee, you will join fellow classmates and Alumni Relations staff to:

  • Promote reunion activities and invite classmates via social media, email and phone calls
  • Plan your class dinner if applicable
  • Help to raise money for a class gift
  • Provide feedback during committee conference calls

Email medical.alumni@drexel.edu, or call 888.DU.GRADS (toll-free) or 215.895.ALUM (2586) for more information.

Health Outreach Project

The Drexel University College of Medicine Health Outreach Project works in partnership with the community to provide caring, nonjudgmental, and interdisciplinary health services to individuals who have limited or no access to care. As a physician you can volunteer with our students.

Current clinics include:

  • Eliza Shirley Homeless Shelter
  • Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center
  • Streetside, part of Prevention Point Philadelphia

Learn more the Health Outreach Project and how you can be involved.

Primary Care Preceptors

Philadelphia-area alumni or affiliate faculty who are in primary care are invited to serve as preceptors in their own practices every spring. This is an opportunity to engage with current medical students and have a real impact on their learning and possibly career choice. Preceptors are asked to serve 12 hours a week for six weeks. The next opportunity to volunteer as a preceptor will be in the Spring of 2016. Contact Natalie Toroni, program coordinator, for more information at natalie.toroni@drexelmed.edu or 215.991.8554.

Speaking Opportunities

Each year the College of Medicine provides opportunities for alumni to interact directly with students by serving on career panels and participating at other events co-hosted by the Career Development Center. Additionally, we have speaking opportunities at our Global Night of Networking every Fall. During this annual event alumni have the opportunity to present on various topics through short presentations, demonstrations and workshops for alumni worldwide. For more information, please email medical.alumni@drexel.edu. The Women's Health Education Program (see below) also offers speaking opportunities for alumni.

Women's Health Education Program

Women's Health Seminar Series Speaker Opportunity
The Office of Urban Health Equity, Education and Research and the Women's Health Education Program (WHEP) host a Women's Health Seminar Series throughout the academic year. These sessions are open to all, and interested alumni volunteers can contribute by speaking on any topic of their choice. Learn more about the Women's Health Seminar Series.

15 Minutes with a College of Medicine Alumnus
Alumni will connect with Women's Health Seminar students via webcam, enabling students to virtually meet physicians from various specialties and locations. As a volunteer you will update students on your career path, share your experiences in your discipline and open the floor to questions.

Women's Health Guest Bloggers
The WHEP blog is a source of women's health information and an opportunity for readers to get answers and engage in activities hosted by WHEP. Whether related to lectures or sessions, seminar series or talks, community health screening or movie screenings, the goal of this blog is to keep readers up-to-date with sex and gender issues in medicine. Alumni volunteers can contribute to the blog by submitting a post on a topic of their choice. Read past blog posts.

To learn more about any of these opportunities or to volunteer, please email Judy Wolf or Angela Davis Wood.

Dragons to Doctors LinkedIn Group

Alumni volunteers will provide insight and support throughout the medical school experience, residency interviews and beginning career stages. Communication will take place via LinkedIn direct messaging, email, phone, or in person. Alumni and students can decide their preferred communication methods. Additionally, we are seeking alumni volunteers to be champions in this group by regularly posting and sharing information in Dragons to Doctors. If you're interested in becoming a Dragons to Doctors champion please email medical.alumni@drexel.edu. Visit Dragons to Doctors on LinkedIn.

Graduate School Volunteer and Engagement Opportunities

Speaking Opportunities

Each year the Graduate School provides opportunities for alumni to interact directly with students by participating in the Forward Seminar Series, a professional development series that occurs every Wednesday throughout the academic year. View last year's series.

Additionally, we have speaking opportunities at our Global Night of Networking every Fall. During this annual event alumni have the opportunity to present on various topics through short presentations, demonstrations and workshops for alumni worldwide. 

For more information about speaking opportunities for alumni, please email medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

Discovery Day

This annual day of research features poster and platform presentations on various biomedical and clinical topics. Each year, there is an opportunity for alumni to serve as Discovery Day judges. For more information, please visit the Discovery Day website.

DragonConnects LinkedIn Group

Alumni volunteers will provide insight and support to PhD students throughout the graduate school experience and beginning career stages. Communication will take place via LinkedIn direct messaging, email, phone or in person. Alumni and students can decide their preferred communication methods. Additionally, we are seeking alumni volunteers to be champions in this group by regularly posting and sharing information in DragonConnects. If you’re interested in becoming a DragonConnects champion please email medical.alumni@drexel.edu.
Visit DragonConnects on LinkedIn.