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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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DrExcel Health Student Group Continues to Innovate Thanks to Collaboration, Health Sciences Building Resources

This spring, multidisciplinary teams of medical and biomedical engineering students from the DrExcel Health student group gathered for the annual Demo Day event to present concepts for innovative medical devices. The event took place at the Health Sciences Building, a work environment that helped the students create devices to address unmet needs in clinical practice. Read more.

2024 Graduate Award Winners

We congratulate our MD program and graduate students who were honored in this year’s Graduate College award ceremony. Awards included: Outstanding Graduate Student Mentorship; and Research Excellence. Additionally, students were nominated for the following awards: Social Change Award for Equity; Outstanding Dissertation Award; and Teaching Assistant Excellence Award. Michael Bouchard, PhD and Michele Kutzler, PhD received Graduate College Recognition Awards for their leadership and support. Visit the graduate site to see all the winners.

Transition to Clinic 2024 Celebrates Students’ Milestone

On May 1, 2024, MD program students, faculty and staff from Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health gathered to celebrate the class of 2026 for the annual Transition to Clinic event. The occasion highlights MD program students’ accomplishments in their first two years of medical education and their entry into clinical rotations at Tower Health – Reading Hospital. Read more.

Drexel University College of Medicine Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2024

Philadelphia magazine 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 2024 issue. Congratulations to the following Drexel University College of Medicine faculty members who were named this year. Read more.

Dr. Cecilia M. Smith Appointed Associate Dean, West Reading Campus

Cecilia M. Smith, DO, professor and interim academic chair, Department of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, has been appointed associate dean, Tower Health Regional Campus on April 10, 2024. Read more.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Kevin Rooney and Jannah Wing, MD Program Class of 2024

Meet Kevin Rooney & Jannah Wing, MD Program Class of 2024

“Going through all the stresses of medical school together has been incredible. Not only are we able to support each other and understand the everyday challenges of being medical students, but we are also able to study together and talk through tough topics. This has been incredibly helpful both for our mental health and academic success.” Ahead of Match Day 2024, MD students Kevin Rooney and Jannah Wing discussed their time in medical school and their plans for residency and beyond. Read more.

Alyson Kim, Drexel MD Program Class of 2024

Meet Alyson Kim, MD Program Class of 2024

“I am pursuing general surgery, a decision that was majorly influenced by a shadowing opportunity I had in the operating rooms of an obstetric fistula hospital while conducting research in Western Kenya. Seeing patients’ lives totally transform through a repair that could only be done surgically introduced me to how life-changing surgery can be.” Ahead of Match Day 2024, MD student Alyson Kim discussed her time in medical school and her plans for residency and beyond. Read more.

Shawn Joshi, MD/PhD Biomedical Engineering Class of 2023

Meet Shawn Joshi, 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.

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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