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.
Statement from the Office of Admissions Regarding Academic Work Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak
The Office of Admissions would like to address the concerns of MD Program applicants regarding theCOVID-19 pandemic, which has caused unprecedented disruption to academic work. The College of Medicine is keenly aware of the many challenges that applicants have faced.
Please be advised of the following:
- The Admissions Committee will accept Pass/Fail, online, and courses not taken at an applicant’s “home school” without penalty to the applicant.
- Applicants will not be penalized for experiences they had planned to complete or participate in that were impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic.
For questions, please contact the Admissions Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Orthopedic Enrichment Program (OEP), a new educational opportunity made available to medical students across the Philadelphia region, held a launch event on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The OEP was created to address racial, ethnic and gender disparities that exist broadly in medicine and specifically in the field of orthopedic surgery. Read more.
College of Medicine students know that food plays an important role in health, and they want not only to share that knowledge with Philadelphians from underserved communities, but also to empower them to grow their own fresh food. Students are engaged in work through the Health Outreach Project (HOP) to provide community members with the tools to grow microgreens, a nutritious vegetable that is simple to grow. Read more.
While the Health Outreach Project (HOP) has been part of the Drexel University College of Medicine’s culture for more than 25 years, the community outreach programming only expanded to Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2021, when Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health opened in West Reading. HOP faculty advisor Eugene York, MD, is impressed with the work students have done to grow HOP programming around the campus. Read more.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Drexel University community gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration of the ceremonial opening of the new Health Sciences Building, at 36th and Filbert Streets on the University’s main campus. As 2022 comes to an end, the College of Medicine looks forward to our medical and graduate students joining the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions in the new space in the new year. Read more.
On October 12, Tower Health hosted its second annual Research Day. The event showcased the recent scholarly activity of fellows, residents and medical students across the health system through poster and podium presentations. Read more.
"Respiratory Plasticity Following Spinal Cord Injury"
Katy Locke, a fourth-year MD student in the College of Medicine, published a review article, “Respiratory Plasticity Following Spinal Cord Injury: Perspectives From Mouse to Man,” in the October 2022 issue of Neural Regeneration Research. The paper’s coauthors were College of Medicine alumni Margo A. Randelman, PhD neuroscience ’21, and Lana Zholudeva, PhD neuroscience ’18, and Michael Lane, PhD, associate professor of neurobiology and anatomy, College of Medicine, as well as a colleague from the University of Florida.
Entering medical school is a major transition for incoming students, bringing nerves and excitement in equal measure. Each year, second-year MD Program students serve as peer mentors to incoming first-year students – and this fall, the peer pairings had added significance on the College of Medicine’s West Reading Campus. Read more.
Meet Our Students and Alumni
"Students should look forward to the experience of learning medicine in a close-knit, easily accessible location. West Reading is an up-and-coming environment that holds frequent festivals and allows those living there to become immersed in different cultures. It gives a small-town feel with the option of seeing urban and rural communities with a short drive." Read more.
"The individual who interviewed me eased my worries about attending medical school with a family and told me that the brand-new West Reading Campus would be perfect for my situation. This conversation reassured me that I would have the tools at Drexel to excel in my medical education as a father and husband. Once I was accepted to Drexel and assigned to the West Reading Campus, I visited for a weekend and felt like it is where I am meant to be." Read more.
"The MD/MS program allowed me to expand my research experience while at the same time having the freedom to explore my desired areas of interest. Drexel particularly interested me since Philadelphia is such a medically relevant city. On top of that, the connections that Drexel provided gave me the opportunity to pursue any specialty or field of interest that I wanted." Read more.
Learn more about a typical week as a Drexel Med student.
Drexel University College of Medicine
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