In addition to training medical and graduate students, the College of Medicine offers several educational programs to the public, including high school students, returning physicians, women in academic medicine and emergency responders. We also support MD students interested in understanding global trends and health practices at home and abroad.
By offering these unique educational programs, we hope to enhance health care knowledge in Philadelphia and encourage others to get involved in medicine and public health.
Drexel University College of Medicine's Mini-Medical School offers several distinct medical education programs that are open to community members interested in expanding their medical knowledge. Our Mini-Medical School was the first in the area to launch medical mentoring programs.
Global Health Education
Drexel University College of Medicine supports MD students' pursuit of compassionate care and safe global health learning. We believe that medical education should include learning about one's own community and the global community.
Physician Refresher Course
Drexel's Physician Refresher/Re-entry program offers a range of courses for physicians who intend to return to active clinical practice, want to enhance their focus or area of interest, or want to prepare for admission to U.S. graduate medical education training programs.
Our Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) program is a year-long, part-time fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy. The program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. More than 1,000 ELAM graduates hold leadership positions in institutions around the world.
Emergency Medical Services Training
Drexel's Division of Emergency Medical Services is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS as a Basic Life Support Training Institute. Our main goal is to provide initial and basic knowledge and skills to anyone interested in becoming a pre-hospital care provider or EMT. We also aid current first response professionals in need of recertification or continuing education, and offer other health care providers (who desire to be certified as pre-hospital caregivers) first responder education. Courses include Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT).
Social Media Health Leadership Internship
Philadelphia Ujima's Social Media Health and Leadership Internship engages high school students in crafting youth health messages. Students creatively and professionally use social media to promote and reinforce health messages specifically tailored for teens. This internship enhances the student's understanding of health communication and how this scientific approach can be used creatively to inform, influence, and motivate teens about important health issues. Students choose a health topic that interests them and create a final social media project that seeks to improve the health of their peers. Intern final projects cover a wide range of topics including the gender implications of sexual health, mental health and violence.
Practicums in Health Equity and Sex/Gender Health
Local high school students associated with the Philadelphia Ujima network can apply to experience a tailored health information and advocacy practicum at the Office of Urban Health Equity, Education and Research. For information, please call 215.991.8450.
Health Equity and Sex/Gender Externships and Practicums
Select opportunities in health equity and sex/gender health research are available for college and graduate students through the Office of Urban Health Equity, Education and Research. For more information, please call 215.991.8450.