Affiliated Hospitals and Health Systems
Drexel University College of Medicine has long-standing partnerships with several affiliate training sites. These affiliated hospitals and health systems expose students to diverse patient populations and a variety of health conditions.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
On December 15, 2019, Tower Health and Drexel University completed the acquisition of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University ensures that St. Christopher's will remain a source of health and healing, medical education and research, and jobs and economic benefit for its Philadelphia neighborhood and the broader region just as it has for the last 144 years.
Learn more about the acquisition.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a tertiary, as well as primary care hospital. General medical/surgical bed wards are arranged primarily by age. Critical care beds are arranged in six units: oncology, cardiac care, intensive care, burn, special care and neonatal intensive care. The surgical department is well staffed. Day surgery and outpatient endoscopy services are heavily utilized; a short procedure unit is active Monday through Friday. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories directed by PhD-level personnel. Occupational and physical therapy, hearing, speech and language services, social services, discharge planning, child life and pastoral care are all available. Dental services are provided for inpatients and outpatients by St. Christopher's dental department. Child psychiatry staff are on site and participate actively in patient care and teaching. In addition to an active emergency room, patients are evaluated in a walk-in clinic and in a wide variety of both primary care and subspecialty clinics. Graduate medical education has been an integral part of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for more than 60 years. The goal of our training programs—and our highest priority—is to offer a comprehensive, in-depth and personally rewarding educational experience in one of our many pediatric disciplines, preparing trainees to confidently choose careers in academic medicine, private practice or careers in public health. Learn more about St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
Third-year students may take the required clerkship in pediatrics. Fourth-year students may take a subinternship in pediatrics and a variety of electives in pediatric and pediatric surgical subspecialties.
Graduate medical education has been an integral part of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for more than 60 years. St. Christopher's training programs offer a comprehensive, in-depth and personally rewarding educational experience in one of many pediatric disciplines, preparing trainees to confidently choose careers in academic medicine, private practice or careers in public health. Learn more about Graduate Medical Education at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
Regional Medical Campuses
Abington Hospital is a 665-bed, regional referral center and teaching hospital, which has been providing comprehensive, high-quality services for people in Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties for more than 90 years. Abington Hospital Health employs over 5,500 employees, making Abington Hospital one of the largest employers in Montgomery County. The hospital's medical staff consists of over 1,100 physicians, including primary care, medical and surgical specialists. More than 1,100 volunteers give their time and talents to support this not-for-profit hospital, and Abington Hospital provides more than $45 million in free care to our community each year.
Margot Boigon, MD
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Abington Programs, Drexel University College of Medicine
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Allegheny General is a 724-bed academic health center serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding five-state area. Offering a wide array of medical and surgical services, the hospital is recognized for its expertise in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, diagnostic radiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine and transplant surgery. Allegheny General is also designated as a Regional Resource (Level I) Trauma Center.
Allegheny General Hospital is the western campus for the Philadelphia-based Drexel University College of Medicine. Scientists at AGH conduct studies in the following disciplines: neurosciences, human oncology, human genetics, cardiovascular and pulmonary research, musculoskeletal and trauma. Other initiatives in advanced technologies include imaging and telemedicine.
Located in the North Side section of Pittsburgh, Allegheny General annually admits more than 31,000 patients and logs more than 450,000 outpatient visits. Nearly 900 physicians and 4,000 employees share the hospital's commitment to excellence in patient care, medical education and research.
Daniel Benckart, MD
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Allegheny Programs, Drexel University College of Medicine
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The 436-bed Crozer-Chester Medical Center is a tertiary care facility for the Chester and metropolitan area. It is a member of the Crozer-Keystone Healthcare System, providing service to southwestern Philadelphia, Chester, and Delaware counties. Crozer-Chester Medical Center has approximately 20,400 inpatient admissions, 53,400 emergency room visits, 2,500 deliveries, 6,500 short procedure unit visits, and over 200,000 outpatient visits each year (statistics are based on fiscal year 1996-97). A core of full-time physicians and voluntary staff serve the main hospital complex with 23 clinics and six satellite locations in the community.
The Crozer-Chester Medical Center participates with Drexel University in integrated residencies in internal medicine, surgery, and neurology. Free-standing residencies are present in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, transitional year and osteopathic medicine. All third-year clerkships, required fourth-year subinternships and selectives, and numerous electives are available to students at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
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PinnacleHealth is the leading hospital and health care system in central Pennsylvania, offering services from prenatal to geriatrics. As a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to the health and wellness of the people we serve. PinnacleHealth includes three acute care hospitals, an extensive family and specialty practice network, imaging, outpatient surgery and oncology offered at multiple locations throughout the region.
PinnacleHealth Hospitals have residency training programs in internal medicine and general surgery. The third- and fourth-year students have available required clerkships and electives in internal medicine and surgery.
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Located in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Reading Hospital is the Magnet Recognized acute care flagship hospital of Tower Health. Reading Hospital is recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country and admired as among the greenest, most wired, efficient and clinically advanced health care organizations. In 2018, Reading Hospital treated more than 135,000 people in its emergency room, delivered 3,600 babies, provided more than 750,000 outpatient services and 34,000 inpatient admissions. As a hub for technologically advanced medical care, the hospital is also a state leader in surgical volume with more than 13,000 annual procedures. In 2021, Reading Hospital will become a 4-year regional campus of the College of Medicine and will begin training first-year medical students.
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WellSpan York Hospital is the region's leader in advanced specialty care. What began in 1880 has become a 580-bed community teaching hospital that employs more than 4,400 people and serves a population of over 520,000 in south central Pennsylvania. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, a certified Primary Stroke Center with endovascular neurosurgery capabilities, a certified Chest Pain Center, and regional referral center for oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic conditions, WellSpan York Hospital offers state-of-the-art facilities to provide exceptional patient care. Our services include a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a high-risk pregnancy referral center, high-volume interventional cardiology services, and an active cardiothoracic surgery program with ventricular assist device (VAD) and full extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) capabilities. In addition, the WellSpan Medical Group features over 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians staffing over 130 office locations throughout central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.
A member of the prestigious Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH), WellSpan York Hospital has a long tradition of educational excellence. With nationally recognized residency programs in dentistry, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, and general surgery, WellSpan York Hospital is a leader in providing innovative and effective education for physicians in training. Fellowship training is available in primary care sports medicine and hand surgery, with osteopathic fellowship programs in maternal-fetal medicine and gynecologic oncology, as well as post-residency fellowship programs in emergency ultrasound and orthopaedic trauma. With over 150 residents and fellows, the educational environment is robust. A fully staffed, high-tech medical simulation center supports our training efforts, and has allowed us to become a leader in interprofessional education (IPE). Our dedicated faculty foster exceptional teaching experiences for medical students and we look forward to working with you during your clinical rotations here.
For more than a century, Chambersburg Hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, has served Franklin County and the surrounding areas as one of two non-profit community hospitals dedicated to building a healthier community.
Since opening in 1895, the hospital has grown to include 248 beds with more than 1,700 employees. The 2012 King Street Addition added 171 private rooms designed with patients in mind, providing a soothing, restful atmosphere.
At the hospital, we offer a full range of medical services, as well as award-winning heart and stroke care. Our facility offers private patient rooms, cardiovascular suites, family birthing unit, state-of-the-art equipment, surgical rooms, inpatient rehab unit and wound care center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Indranil Chakrabarti, MD
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The Coatesville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is one of more than 150 VA medical centers nationwide. The medical center and its outpatient clinics in Spring City and Springfield, Pa., comprise an integrated health care system dedicated to providing veterans with health care that improves their health and well-being. Health care offered is continuously improving, patient-centered, data-driven and team-based, and encompasses mental health care, primary care, preventive care, geriatrics and extended care, specialty and women's health care, pharmacy, social work services and more for inpatients, residential patients and outpatients.
Eugene Goldman, DPM
Associate Chief of Staff for Education
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Easton Hospital is a 254-bed regional referral center for the eastern Lehigh Valley and western New Jersey areas. The hospital provides primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care in modern facilities, including a comprehensive community cancer center, rehabilitation center, and extensive ambulatory areas. Easton Hospital has approximately 12,000 inpatient admissions, 23,000 outpatient surgeries, 40,000 emergency room visits, 650 deliveries and 15,000 outpatient clinic visits each year. A research department affiliated with Lehigh University results in substantive clinical and basic research and academic stimulation.
Easton Hospital offers residencies in internal medicine and surgery. A strong generalist emphasis prepares students for practice in today's health care settings. Provided on campus are core third-year medicine and surgery clerkships, fourth-year subinternships, and medicine and surgery specialty electives. The hospital is also a training site for Drexel University Physician Assistant program. Local nursing and therapist programs round out the educational mission of the institution.
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Friends Hospital is the oldest private psychiatric hospital in the nation. The hospital has been providing psychiatric treatment to adolescents, adults and seniors for nearly 200 years. In 1813, the Quakers founded Friends Hospital based on the belief that all people, even those with a mental illness, can live a "moral, ordered existence if treated with kindness, dignity and respect." The main focus of "moral treatment" was to strengthen the mental wellness of each patient. Thus, treatment concentrated on strengthening mental health, not on curing mental illness. This was a departure from the accepted view of the time and the guiding principle on which all of the hospital's procedures were based. Today, Friends Hospital still operates under this original mission and, using the modern principles of wellness and recovery, strives to provide patients with the tools they need to understand and manage their illness.
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For nearly 100 years, the two hospitals comprising Mercy Catholic Medical Center - Mercy Fitzgeral Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital - have had a strong commitment to help the poor, the sick and undereducated. The medical hospital staff share in this commitment to compassion, excellence, dedication and service to the community, and to continue the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy. Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital (MFH) is located in the Philadelphia suburb of Darby and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital (formerly Misericordia Hospital) is located in the heart of West Philadelphia. Together, the hospitals have 432 beds and approximately 18, 230 inpatient admissions. The Emergency Departments are very busy, seeing about 90,000 visits annually. MFH is home to comprehensive cardiovascular services, including diagnostics, fully digital catheterization, cardiac surgery and rehabilitation. MPH is home to a state-of-the-aret Vascular Center. Both hospitals offer a Mercy Cancer Care program affiliated with the Jefferson Cancer Network, behavioral health, orthopedics, advanced diagnostic and interventional radiology, general and specialty surgical services, physical rehabilitation, and fitness and wellness programs and are designated Primary Stroke Centers.
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St. Francis Medical Center was founded in 1874 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia as Trenton's first hospital. Today, it is an acute care teaching hospital with more than 300 medical staff physicians representing all specialties and a member of the Trinity Health System.
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