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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

Health Outreach Project: Student-Run Clinics Care for Vulnerable Communities

Now going on 25 years, the Health Outreach Project offers free health services to people in poor and socially vulnerable communities through five weekly clinics and a dozen other programs, while training a corps of future physicians committed to patient-centered, culturally sensitive practice. In 2018, more than 430 students provided health services to nearly 1,200 patients. Read more.

Tower Health and College of Medicine Break Ground on New Four-Year Regional Campus

Tower Health and Drexel University held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 17 for the Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health four- year regional campus in West Reading. Clint Matthews, Tower Health President and CEO; John Fry, Drexel University President; and Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, dean of the College of Medicine spoke about this milestone for the future of the medical school at the event. Read more.

Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ For 2019

Philadelphia magazine recently published its annual list of the region's "Top Doctors." The list of physicians, who were chosen by their peers, can be found in the May issue of the magazine. Read more.

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.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Clifford A. Hudis, MD

Clifford A. Hudis, MD

Though Clifford A. Hudis knew from a young age that he would practice medicine, he could not have predicted that he would one day oversee the leading medical society for oncology professionals. As the chief executive officer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), he now focuses on improving professional education, cancer policy, and quality for the organization's 45,000 members.

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Charmie Mehta, Drexel MD Program Student

Charmie Mehta, Class of 2022

"I really enjoy being here. The way our curriculum is arranged helps me to grasp concepts well. We learn a similar topic in microbiology, gross anatomy and biochemistry at the same time, which isn"t how all medical schools work. I think learning this way helps you to see the bigger picture and reinforces concepts."

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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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Contact Information

Drexel University College of Medicine
Office of Admissions
2900 W. Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129
   215.991.8202  |     215.843.1766 (Fax)

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