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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.

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 the COVID-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

Drexel MD Students

Two Campuses, One Outstanding Curriculum

Drexel MD students will start their medical education in either Philadelphia or West Reading. Students at both campuses are provided the same outstanding curriculum, mentored by expert faculty, and given opportunities to pursue passions through exposure to diverse and underserved communities.

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Drexel Med Students

It’s in Our DNA

The desire to heal is at the core of Drexel University College of Medicine. As leaders, collaborators, and innovators, we nurture the doctor within to serve the community beyond. By fostering compassion and integrity, you’ll be trained to empower and educate, respect and respond, and above all, hear and heal patients.

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Upcoming Events


MD Program Students Work with Orthopedics-Interested High Schoolers at Fall Symposium

The 7th Annual Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium took place at Esperanza College on October 13, 2023. The symposium aims to immerse local high school students in the health sciences through a day filled with speakers, panelists and hands-on exposure to various health care fields. Faculty and students from health professional schools and organizations throughout Philadelphia participated. Read more.

Student Vital Signs with John LeMoine, MS III

John LeMoine, MD program Class of 2025, talks about the friendships he’s formed during the first half of medical school as he continues in his first clerkship year. LeMoine, along with his roommates, has formed the Mexican and Hispanic Cuisine and Nature Therapy clubs as a way to enhance the extracurricular experience and provide enjoyment of Berks County for all his classmates. Read more on page 18.

What’s It Like to Move a Medical School?

On August 14, more than 400 first- and second-year medical students, along with over 150 Drexel University College of Medicine faculty and staff, began the academic year not at the familiar Queen Lane Campus in East Falls. They began it 6 miles south, in a gleaming, 12-story tower — a newly constructed marvel known as the Health Sciences Building — in the heart of University City. Read more.

College of Medicine’s 2023 Discovery Day Highlights Research Efforts

Members of the College of Medicine community came together on Thursday, November 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia for Discovery Day 2023. The annual event highlights participants’ original research across many biomedical science and clinical research topics. Read more.

MD Program Class of 2027 Celebrates White Coat Ceremony

The MD program class of 2027 gathered at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on Friday, August 11, to celebrate their entry into medical school with the White Coat Ceremony. The tradition underscores students’ commitment to the duties and values of the medical profession. Read more.

West Reading Welcomes the MD Program Class of 2027

The newest MD program class at Drexel College of Medicine at Tower Health toured Reading Hospital where they will do their future clinical training. They viewed murals in town and back at campus, they painted a portion of one sponsored by SOS Berks Opioid Coalition and designed by Reading artist Marian Njai. When completed, the mural, which is part of a series of opioid recovery-themed artwork to reduce stigma, will display at 11th & Richmond Street in Reading. View photos on Facebook.

Charles B. Cairns, MD, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg dean of the College of Medicine and senior vice president for medical affairs, was quoted in an Aug. 11 WFMZ-TV (Allentown, Pennsylvania) story about orientation activities for medical students at the College of Medicine at Tower Health’s West Reading campus. The outlet also produced a story on Aug. 10 about the college welcoming its third class of medical students. View video.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Shawn Joshi, MD/PhD Biomedical Engineering Class of 2023

Meet Shawn Joshi, Drexel MD/PhD Class of 2023

"I was drawn to Drexel University College of Medicine because of the hyper-collaborative relationship with the Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and the revolutionary and creative researchers I’d be able to work with. During my time at Drexel, I was fortunate to work with highly flexible and supportive mentors and friends who shared my excitement for all the unique experiences in which I was able to participate." Read more.

Diana Kinney, MD Program Class of 2023

Meet Diana Kinney, MD Program Class of 2023

“I was drawn to medicine due to a love for health and science, curiosity and passion for lifelong learning, and fulfillment through serving others. The curriculum at Drexel stood out to me from the beginning.” Read more.

Om Kothari and Pooja Menon, MD Program Class of 2023

Meet Om Kothari and Pooja Menon, MD Program Class of 2023

“We unconditionally supported each other academically and emotionally while celebrating one another’s successes.” Om Kothari and Pooja Menon, MD class of 2023, share insights from their time in medical school and the couples’ match process. Read more.

Learn more about a typical week as a Drexel Med student.

Contact Information

Drexel University College of Medicine
Office of Admissions
60 N. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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