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Drexel University College of Medicine

A LONG HISTORY OF SUPPORTING EQUALITY FOR WOMEN

VISION 2020 founding institutions, Drexel University College of Medicine and Drexel University, have long histories of opening doors for women and minorities. Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, established in 1850 as the world’s first medical school for women, and Hahnemann Medical College, established in 1848, merged in 1993 as MCP/Hahnemann and became Drexel University College of Medicine in 2002. It was the first medical school in the country to fully integrate women's health into its curriculum. The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership was a designated a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 1996. A core program of the Institute is the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership for Academic Medicine, the premiere leadership program for women in academic medicine.

About DREXEL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Drexel University College of Medicine has more than 700 clinical and basic-science faculty members, over 1,700 affiliate and volunteer faculty members, and, with 1,000 medical students, a larger medical student body than any other private American medical school. Among the College’s asset is its national recognition for excellence in women’s health and leadership; the largest HIV/AIDS primary-care practice on the East Coast and one of the top-five in the country; one of the biggest centers for spinal cord research in the Mid-Atlantic Region; and a center for malaria study that is a national leader. For more information, please visit www.drexelmed.edu.

About the Drexel University College of Medicine’s INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH AND LEADERSHIP

One of only 21 programs nationwide and one of the original six to be designated a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Drexel University College of Medicine’s Institute for Women's Health and Leadership helps carry out the College’s commitment to women's health and women’s leadership in medicine. Its core initiatives include the Center for Executive Leadership in Academics, with its acclaimed Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women; the Legacy Center, which preserves and protects the largest collection of archival material on the history of women in medicine, much of which comes from one of the College’s predecessor institutions, and the Woman One Award and Scholarship Fund, which supports medical school tuition for minority women at Drexel. For more information, please visit www.drexelmed.edu/iwhl.