In August 2023, Drexel University College of Medicine’s University City Campus, at the new Health Sciences Building in Philadelphia, welcomed first and second-year MD Program students. Also here, MS and PhD students from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies work with world-renowned faculty members. Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions’ students began their academic careers in the space in September 2022.
Many of Drexel’s health-related programs are centralized here, enhancing opportunities for interdisciplinary education in a facility that affords students, faculty and professional staff the best possible environment for continued development and growth.
The campus is a 15-minute commute to Center City via public transportation, or the free Drexel shuttle.
The Health Sciences Building includes:
- State-of-the-art instructional spaces, offices, simulation spaces, physical therapy, anatomy teaching spaces and wet labs
- Hands-on learning experiences in the simulation center, the anatomy lab and simulated patient rooms
- A ground-floor cafe
- Community/breakout spaces centrally located across from elevators
- Booth table alcoves for student study and breaks
- Locker alcoves on classroom floors
- Huddle rooms for 2-3 people
- Pantries with various vending options on levels 2–9
- Wellness, faith and lactation rooms located on multiple floors
Students are within easy walking distance of Drexel University’s libraries, fitness center, theaters, athletic fields, residence halls and student organizations.
The Health Sciences Building’s close proximity to Drexel University provides students the opportunity to live and learn in an area of the city that is bustling with life and many shopping, dining and leisure activities.
Drexel Info Boards at the Health Sciences Building
The Drexel Info Boards at the Health Sciences Building (HSB) are a visual display system installed on each floor to inform and alert the College of Medicine and College of Nursing & Health Professions (CNHP) communities of opportunities, events, support services, news and more.
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