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Physician Refresher/Re-entry Program Information for Prospective Students

Drexel's Physician Refresher/Re-entry program benefits several types of participants. Whether you're a physician returning to clinical practice or an international student hoping to learn more about the U.S. medical system, our courses are designed to make your transition as smooth as possible.

Here are the courses we recommend for our most common types of prospective participant:

Returning Physicians

Whether you explored a different career path, raised a family or simply retired, there are a number of reasons you may have stopped practicing medicine. But working with patients is a tough job to give up, leading many to seek relicensure and return to clinical practice. While returning after an extended period of time can be a daunting task, the Drexel Physician Refresher/Re-entry program makes the transition as smooth as possible.

Learn more about our courses for returning physicians

International Physicians

International medical graduates face several challenges when looking for a U.S. graduate medical education training program. Fortunately, the Physician Refresher/Re-entry program offers preceptorship, observership and shadowing opportunities to help you become acculturated into the U.S. medical system, enabling you to better compete in graduate medical education programs.

Learn more about our courses for international physicians


We individualize a program based on your specific goals/needs. This may include multi-source assessments, exercises in virtual patient care, review of documentation skills, clinical reasoning, review of professionalism/ethics skills and more in the settings of virtual and/or in-person preceptorship. Contact us to learn more.

Medical Graduates Seeking Residency

Many of our participants come seeking placement in a residency program. While participation in this program does not guarantee residency, we offer several observership, preceptorship and shadowing opportunities to prepare you for those programs and have been successful in helping many physicians obtain their goals. We strongly suggest that you talk with a residency director to see if this opportunity will improve your competitiveness.

Learn more about our courses for medical graduates seeking residency

Referring Groups

Many of our participants have been referred to us by state medical boards, hospital credentialing groups, employers, health groups, university residency programs and attorneys. We work with you to assess, educate, or home in on a targeted clinical or communication skill for your physician(s).

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   I joined the Drexel Refresher course to work on my H/P skills, practice note writing, and interact with other colleagues in the medical field. The course provided a lot of options for you as the learner to choose a focus and tailor your studies to your interests. During the COVID pandemic, the course offered modules on COVID management and the ability to advance telehealth skills. After the four weeks with Dr. Varjavand, Dr. Greco, and my colleagues, I was far more comfortable in my abilities.   
Andrey Kisel, MD, Internal Medicine - 2020
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