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Drexel University College of Medicine represents the consolidation of two venerable medical schools with rich and intertwined histories: Hahnemann Medical College and Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. Established in 1848 and 1850, respectively, they were two of the earliest medical colleges in the United States, and Woman's was the first degree-granting medical school for women in the world.

Today, with more than 1,100 medical students, Drexel University College of Medicine is educating 1 in every 80 medical students in the nation. Graduate students number nearly 900. There are almost 2,700 full-time, part-time and volunteer faculty.

The College of Medicine's Queen Lane Campus is in a suburban-like setting in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Our four-year regional medical campus in West Reading, the College of Medicine at Tower Health, opened to its inaugural class of 40 MD students in August 2021. Our Department of Pediatrics is at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and the Department of Psychiatry is based at Friends Hospital. Students can receive clinical education at 25 affiliated hospitals and ambulatory sites chosen for commitment to teaching as well as medical excellence.

The College has established one of the largest centers for spinal cord research in the mid-Atlantic region, and founded one of the leading centers for malaria study in the nation. Collaborative projects leveraging Drexel University's technological expertise push the frontiers of nanomedicine and neuroengineering.

Drexel's Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice is the largest HIV treatment office in the greater Philadelphia region. Faculty physicians are highly respected in numerous specialties, including family, community and preventive medicine, sports medicine, neurology, otolaryngology, pediatrics and psychiatry.

We invite you to browse the website to learn more about the College of Medicine, and to contact us if you need assistance in any matter.

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