Drexel University College of Medicine has over 40 residency and fellowship programs. With clinical sites throughout Philadelphia, nearby suburban neighborhoods, and other rural communities, our residents and fellows receive unique training experiences by working with patients and health care professionals from varied backgrounds.
The College of Medicine recruits a diverse team of physicians who share their experiences with residents and fellows to create an environment that fosters acceptance and accelerates learning. Drexel provides additional support for residents and fellows through the Graduate Medical Education Office.
Our training programs emphasize inclusive, collaborative approaches to patient care that are appropriate for today's rapidly changing and increasingly interdisciplinary health care environment. We believe that our mission and values will create and nurture physicians who provide compassionate and culturally-sensitive care to the diverse patient populations that they serve.
"My decision to become a doctor came later in life than for most of my colleagues. [...] It was triggered by a deep awareness of health disparities shaped by long wait times in free clinics and inferior medical care. I remember thinking, 'there need to be more doctors here,' and I considered the possibility of becoming one."
"Communities as a whole, including our Drexel family, could benefit from talking about cultural sensitivity. As residents, we work in diverse, inner city and suburban populations. We need to have these conversations and not shy from talking about bias, racism and cultural sensitivity. We need to see the patient as a whole when we evaluate and treat them."