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Drexel University College of Medicine is the consolidation of two venerable medical schools with rich and intertwined histories: Hahnemann Medical College and Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. Established in 1848 and 1850, respectively, they were two of the earliest medical colleges in the United States, and Woman’s was the first degree-granting medical school in the world for women.

Drexel University College of Medicine has over 1,200 medical students. The College of Medicine is currently educating 1 in 75 medical students in the United States. Additionally, there are roughly 800 graduate students enrolled in the College of Medicine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies. The College’s 2,400 faculty, expertly teach across our local campuses and the many regional and academic medical campuses where clerkship years and research training occur.

Drexel University College of Medicine is committed to a diverse student body and encourages nontraditional applicants to apply. The College seeks highly qualified and motivated students who demonstrate the desire, intelligence and integrity to become excellent physicians.

The College of Medicine’s long-standing Queen Lane campus is in a suburban-like setting in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Additional facilities are located at the Center City campus. Our Pediatrics Department is at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, which is owned and operated in partnership with Tower Health and Drexel University. Medical students can receive clinical education at over 20 affiliated hospitals and ambulatory sites chosen for commitment to teaching as well as medical excellence. In 2021, the College of Medicine at Tower Health opened as a regional medical campus near Reading Hospital, where medical students study and do clerkships for all four years. In 2023, the Health Sciences Building on the University City campus, opened in phases — bringing together all of Drexel’s health related fields of study in one modern space.

The College has established one of the largest centers for spinal cord research in the Mid-Atlantic Region and founded one of the leading centers for malaria study in the nation. Collaborative projects leveraging Drexel University’s technological expertise push the frontiers of nanomedicine and neuroengineering.

Drexel's Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice is the largest HIV treatment office in the greater Philadelphia region. The Drexel Medicine practices provide care to the local community and support the patient care, clinical training and research missions of the College.

We invite you to browse the website to learn more about the College of Medicine, and to contact us if you need assistance in any matter.

Download Drexel University College of Medicine Strategic Plan 2020–2025

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