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Physician Refresher/Re-entry Program

Drexel's Physician Refresher/Re-entry program offers a range of activities (education and assessment programs) for physicians who intend to return to active clinical practice, want to enhance their focus or area of interest, or want to prepare for admission to U.S. graduate medical education training programs.

We recommend certain programs depending on a physician's goals. Participants may include:

In addition, referring groups, including stakeholders such as licensing boards, specialty associations, hospitals and other employers, insurers, and others, may recommend the program to physicians.

Our courses utilize the College's excellence in medical education and instructional technology resources. Participants enjoy several benefits including:

  • Access to Drexel University facilities and College of Medicine faculty
  • Learn alongside Drexel students, residents and fellows
  • Career counseling
  • Onsite and distance-learning modules
  • Success rate of 86% for returning physicians (Medical Teacher, 34, 285-291, 2012)

In addition to a high-caliber clinical experience, our innovative curricular strategies allow physicians around the world access to resources designed to enhance their professional and clinical skills. During the preceptorship, participants will build a portfolio of accomplishments that includes their completed activities, a certificate of successful completion, a transcript and assessment outcomes.

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For any questions about the programs, resources, faculty or application process, please feel free to contact us.

Physician Refresher/Re-Entry Program Media & Publications

How the Pandemic Has Created New Demand for Older Workers
Harvard Business Review (June 4, 2020)

Retired doctors want to return to work to fight COVID-19. Here's what they need to know
Association of American Medical Colleges (April 2020)

"Success and Challenge When Returning to Clinical Practice: A Case Series in Anesthesiologist Re-Entry"
Anesthesiology Research and Practice (December 2019)

"Physician Reentry: Results of a Post-Program Survey"
Journal of Medical Regulation (October 2019)

"You're 70 -- It's Time You Underwent Skills Testing"
MedPage Today (March 21, 2019)

"Physician Re-Entry: Managing the Bumpy Road" [PDF]
General Surgery News (October 22, 2018)

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   I enjoyed this course so much that it is hard for me to leave. It brought back my confidence in my own abilities and reassured me of my position on what I want with my life.   
Gisele Podkameni, MD, International Pediatrics Physician, June 2017
 
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