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Welcome Alumni!

The Office of Alumni Relations is your link to Drexel, its predecessor institutions, and your fellow alumni. We hope you will maintain a lifelong engagement with our community.

Our office, and this website, strive to be a resource for you, whether you are hoping to network with other alumni, attend an event, or simply tell us about an accomplishment or update your contact information.

Student Loan Updates

The Office of Financial Planning is providing updates regarding changes to student loans that may affect alumni. Learn more.

From the Alumni Magazine

Celebrating 175 Years of Hahnemann History

1842: 1.8 acres are purchased on Broad Street between Race and Vine Streets for the medical school. Read more.

Inside Looking Out: An Interview with Loretta Christensen, MD, HU ’84

Loretta Christensen, MD, HU ’84 — Lori, as loved ones called her back then in Gallup, New Mexico, long before her time at Harvard, at Hahnemann, at posts from the Jersey shore to the Indian Health Service — remembers the natural and cultural richness of the Southwest. Read more.

Q & A: Asif Ilyas, MD, MCPHU ’01, MBA, FACS, Associate Dean of Clinical Research

Asif Ilyas, MD, MCPHU ’01, MBA, FACS, is associate dean of clinical research, a newly created position at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also a professor of orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and a surgeon at the Rothman Institute. Read more.

Drexel Alumni Association
About the Alumni Association

All graduates who have earned a degree (MD, PhD, DSc, MS) from Drexel University College of Medicine, MCP Hahnemann University, Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University School of Medicine or Hahnemann Graduate School are general members of the Association. Learn More.

Philadelphia’s Evening Ledger, June 4, 1915
The Alumni Association Throughout The Years

For over 145 years the Alumni Associations of Woman’s/Medical College of Pennsylvania (W/MCP) and Hahnemann University (Hahnemann) have been pillars of strength for their alumni. In that period, the Associations were undergoing interwoven transformations as two illustrious schools were brought together under the umbrella of Drexel University. Learn More.

Alumni News

Rad Grad: Our Captain COVID

Donald “DJ” Hall, PhD ’20, played an outsized role in keeping Drexel safe during the pandemic as director of the University's ad hoc COVID lab. Now an assistant professor, he’s leading the lab’s transformation into a for-profit diagnostic service. Read more.

Singing the Praises of Dr. Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson

Black women’s histories have either been ignored or mentioned only in their support of Black male figures for far too long. More Philadelphians should know about and cherish the trailblazing legacy of Dr. Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson. She was 24 when she entered the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP). Hidden City Philadelphia (March 30, 2023)

“'Why do I go to America?': Anandi Joshi came to Philadelphia to become first Indian woman doctor”

The Legacy Center at the College of Medicine was mentioned in a March 30, 2023 Asbury Park Press article about Anandi Joshi, the first Indian woman to graduate with a medical degree in the United States.

2023 Class of 40 Under 40 Alumni Announced

We proudly present the 40 Under 40 Class of 2023 — brimming with individuals who advance knowledge, lift communities, forge connections and improve conditions for others. They’re clearing new pathways to health for the underserved. Putting empathy into how we communicate and learn. Creating opportunities where choices were few. Drexel University College of Medicine alumni Erica Berlin Baller MD ’15 and Meghan Berkenstock MD ’11 are among the honored. Read more.

"Underrepresented Minority Family Physicians More Likely to Care for Vulnerable Populations"

Drexel alumn Julie Hyppolite recently co-authored "Underrepresented Minority Family Physicians More Likely to Care for Vulnerable Populations" in The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine March 2022 issue. The paper examined data that found family physicians who identify as underrepresented minorities in medicine were more likely to have a larger percentage of vulnerable patients in their care.