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  • College of Medicine MD Program

The College of Medicine's MD program trains future physicians in the science and art of medicine. At Drexel, our medical students learn to combine cutting-edge technology with the highest level of compassion in the practice of medicine.

The MD program works closely with Drexel University's other colleges and schools as well as with the Philadelphia community. Our students have the opportunity to explore their scientific and clinical interests throughout their four years. Our long-standing partnerships with several affiliate training sites expose students to diverse patient populations and a variety of health conditions.

The program's innovative curriculum, experienced faculty and vibrant student life provide Drexel medical students with an outstanding educational experience.

Reading Hospital-Tower Health - Drexel University College of Medicine Four-Year Regional Campus

Introducing Our Tower Health Campus

In 2021, Reading Hospital-Tower Health will become a 4-year regional medical campus of the College of Medicine and will begin training first-year medical students. Located in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Reading Hospital is the Magnet Recognized acute care flagship hospital of Tower Health and has been designated as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country.

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MD Program Curriculum - Foundations and Frontiers

MD Program Curriculum - Foundations and Frontiers

Foundations and Frontiers is designed to create physicians for the 21st century. The curriculum instills all of the enduring qualities essential to clinical excellence while also including essential emerging competencies such as an understanding of population health, health informatics, quality and patient safety, and health care systems and financing.

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News & Events

Walter Harris, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology

Walter Harris, MD, has been named Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, effective May 1. Dr. Harris will join Drexel University College of Medicine from his private practice, Rittenhouse Eye Associates, which he founded in 1989. He has served as an affiliate member of the College of Medicine faculty for nearly 30 years. Additionally, he is a staff physician at several local hospitals, including Hahnemann University Hospital and Wills Eye Hospital. Read more.

Fourth-Year Medical Students Meet Their Match

On Friday, March 15, the sense of nervousness, excitement and anticipation was palpable in the Drexel University Main Building Auditorium where fourth-year medical students had gathered with friends, family and College of Medicine faculty and staff to learn where they would be spending the next three to seven years of their lives. Read more.

Conference Combats Racism in Medicine

Earlier this semester, Drexel University College of Medicine hosted the 4th annual Racism in Medicine Conference (RiMC). Three College of Medicine students, Dominique Jones, Urooj Khalid and Lillien Socorro served as the Executive Planning Coordinators, overseeing all planning operations of the conference. Read more.

Class of 2022 Receives White Coats

Drexel University College of Medicine welcomed 260 new medical students during its annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 10, at the Kimmel Center. The ceremony is celebrated by med schools across the country and is an important first step for future physicians as they receive the traditional symbol of clinical care and service — the white coat. Read more.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Nahreen Husna Ahmed, MD Prog Alum '10

Nahreen Husna Ahmed, MD '10

"Drexel supported my initiative to create and partake in a one-month international rotation in my fourth year of medical school, which solidified my career path into global health."

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Quin Y. Liu, MD Prog Alum '04

Quin Y. Liu, MD '04

"The College of Medicine provided me with an invaluable foundation for my medical knowledge and training. The teachers, physicians and professors helped to guide me through the process as I prepared for residency. I also formed great friendships from my years at Drexel’s College of Medicine that continue today (it’s where I met my wife, Ann Zera Tan, MD ’04), and I continue to work together with our alumni today."

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Nolan Feola, 2nd Year Drexel MD Program Student

Nolan Feola, 2nd Year Drexel MD Program Student

"The school does a really good job with networking and shadowing opportunities. Even though adolescent medicine isn't a very large subspecialty, I was able to shadow with an adolescent medicine doctor who specializes in eating disorders. She works out of the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. I shadowed her a few times last spring. It was an eye-opening experience that I really enjoyed."

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