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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

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Healing Through Connections: Spinal Cord Injury Research

It’s been more than a quarter-century since a small group of faculty members at the Medical College of Pennsylvania — now Drexel University College of Medicine — built the first institution in the mid-Atlantic dedicated to spinal cord injury research. Today, hundreds of College of Medicine graduates who studied at the Marion Murray Spinal Cord Research Center have fanned out around the globe. Read more.

Trude Haecker, MD, MCP ’80, (left) and nurse practitioner Martha Cockerill check on a baby in the Caring Together program

SAMHSA Grant Supports Caring Together's Critical Mission

Thanks to a $2.6 million, five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Caring Together program and its medical director, Barbara Schindler, MD, WMC ’70, will be better able to treat substance use disorders across the lifespan. Caring Together was founded in 1990 by Barbara Schindler, MD, WMC '70, and colleagues at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Read more.

Students working on the ruOK Berks? mural project

West Reading Campus: Celebration and Connection

Drexel University College of Medicine welcomed its inaugural class of 40 first-year medical students to the new College of Medicine at Tower Health Campus in August. The campus, located less than one mile and within walking distance to Reading Hospital, had its grand opening the month prior, with attendees from Drexel, Tower Health and the local Reading community. 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

"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.

Drexel Names New Computing Cluster After Historic Alumna

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.

What Drexel Does — and Doesn’t — Have From the 1918 Pandemic

How were Drexel and other institutions now part of the University affected by the 20th century influenza outbreak? Based off of their archival collections, it’s hard to say. Read more.

2021 Inductees of Medical Honor Societies Announced

The College of Medicine proudly congratulates our faculty, residents, alumni and students who have recently been inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Societies. Read more.