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.
Meet the 2023 Alumni Association Award Winners
The Alumni Association honored its 2023 award recipients at a ceremony on May 21. Meet the winners.
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
Having mentored and educated medical students and residents for more than two decades, Nathalie May, MD, observed that minority medical students are rarely recognized during award ceremonies. The associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Drexel hopes to change that with the announcement of the May Family Award, a new honor for underserved and underrepresented students graduating from Drexel University College of Medicine. Read more.
If anything has become clear in the past few years, it’s that the global community is truly interconnected. National borders are increasingly permeable. Outbreaks, conflicts and natural disasters don’t respect artificial boundaries. In this environment of interdependence, Drexel University College of Medicine alumni are seeing the big picture of global health care, determining how best to make an impact and acting on their knowledge. Read more.
For three alumni — Jack London, Glenn Stambo and Vibhu Sharma competitive races have become a way of life. And perhaps most inspiringly, all three say they have continue to improve their fitness well beyond the age of 40. Read more.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Picotte, the University’s high-performing computing equipment, is named for Susan La Flesche Picotte, MD, who is believed to be the first Native American physician in the U.S. Read more.