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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 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

Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health

Our West Reading Campus

Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health is our four-year regional medical campus located in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Medical students train clinically at Tower Health - Reading Hospital, which is Magnet Recognized in acute care and 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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Upcoming Events


Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC) Celebrates 30 Years of Service and Music

The popular music styles of the day may change, but the mission of the student-run Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC) has been the same for 30 years: raising money for children living with HIV and AIDS. In the last three decades, PABC has raised more than $650,000 for its cause. Read more.

A Dose of Great Hits: Medical Student and Professor Band Plays in Fundraising for HIV/AIDS Care

Dennis H. Novack, MD, professor of medicine and associate dean of medical education, teaches clinical skills to the next generation of doctors. A few musically talented students get the real Dennis Novack Experience – playing in a cover band that, alongside other Drexel Medicine musical performers, has raised over $650,000 for pediatric AIDS research and care at the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV, which provides patient-centered HIV/AIDS care at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children for newborns, infants, children and teens. Read more.

“Mothers and Baby Dragons” Program Takes New Path Following Pandemic

The Mothers and Baby Dragons organization’s work may look different as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the student-run group has stayed true to its original mission to help facilitate healthier pregnancies for parents from underserved communities. And in the 2022-2023 academic year, a partnership with the Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) is bringing Drexel medical students and expecting parents together in a whole new way. Read more.

Nancy Spector, MD, Named American Medical Women’s Association 2023 Elizabeth Blackwell Awardee

The College of Medicine is proud to announce that Nancy D. Spector, MD, senior vice dean for faculty, is the American Medical Women’s Association’s (AMWA) 2023 Elizabeth Blackwell Awardee. The award is given annually to a woman physician who has made outstanding contributions to the cause of women in medicine, created pathways for other women in medicine, and made other exceptional contributions to women in medicine. Read more.

Orthopedic Enrichment Program Addresses Need For Diversity In Orthopedic Surgery

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.

Microgreens Project Grows Community Connections

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.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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.

Sixtus Akinlosotu, MD Program Class of 2023

Meet Sixtus Akinlosotu, MD Program Class of 2023

“I really love the health sciences and I wanted to help people using knowledge of these sciences at an individual and population level. Medicine seemed the best place to do this. I chose Drexel because I was very familiar with Philadelphia, because the fact didactics were online and would provide me a lot of flexibility for my other pursuits, and because Drexel had avenues for community engagement and a humanities curriculum.” Read more.

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

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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