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Diversity for Students Events

Batts Diversity Dinner

In honor of Dr. James Batts, an annual dinner is held during the spring for underrepresented graduating seniors, alumni and faculty. Learn More.

Big Brother/Sister Picnic

The Drexel University College of Medicine Student National Medical Association hosts an annual Big Brother/Sister Picnic for Drexel's Graduate Studies students in the Drexel Pathway to Medical School Program (DPMS) in September on the Queen Lane campus.

Diversity Welcome Breakfast for Underrepresented in Medicine Students

The Diversity Welcome Breakfast is held annually for the incoming underrepresented in medicine students during orientation week. The breakfast allows students from the upper classes to welcome first-year students who self-identify as underrepresented in medicine. With the breakfast taking place during orientation week, the event serves as a nice icebreaker for the new students, letting them know that, while they may identify as under-represented, they are not alone at Drexel.

Diversity Student Reception

At the start of the academic year, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion hosts a reception to welcome all students and their families who have self-identified as underrepresented in medicine.

LGBT Community & Family Gathering

During the fall, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion hosts a community and family gathering reception to welcome all first-year students and their families who have self-identified as part of the LGBTQ community.

Holiday Event

Each year, there is a holiday event where students from diverse backgrounds can come and socialize together in a relaxed atmosphere.


Drexel University College of Medicine faculty, staff and students participate in a number of service events throughout the city for MLK Day of Service. Some students visit neighborhood schools where they paint classrooms. Some students participate in the MLK Dare Coalition for Power, Resistance and Empowerment Walk in Center City, distributing information helping organize marchers and then marching themselves. Philadelphia prominently hosts the MLK Day of Service each year, and the College of Medicine participates each year in this and other civic engagements.

Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit

The Pediatric AIDS Benefit raises money for the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children throughout the year with several smaller events, culminating in a large concert in February of each year. Within the past 20 years, we have raised an estimated $500,000 to provide services, including emergency financial support, child-life specialists, dieticians, etc., to children affected by this devastating disease.

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