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About the MD Program The College of Medicine Tradition

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Drexel University College of Medicine provides its students with an outstanding medical education through innovative curricula and state-of-the-art clinical sites supported by excellent medical educators, early clinical exposure, and advanced technology. Our forward-thinking approach to medical education draws from the rich history of our pioneering predecessors at Hahnemann University and the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

In 1848 the founders of Hahnemann University, then named the Homeopathic College of Pennsylvania, believed there were better ways to treat patients than the harsh medical practices of the time. Two years later in 1850, the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania shocked the medical community by starting the nation's first medical school for women.

Hahnemann University students observing a medical class, 1899.

Both institutions recognized the need for a strong, scientific foundation in the practice of medicine. The quality of medical training improved as medical schools, such as Hahnemann University and the Medical College of Pennsylvania, developed departments of basic biomedical sciences, employed full-time research scientists, and incorporated basic sciences into physicians' training. These two institutions continued to develop innovative programs throughout the century; they united in 1993 and were later known as MCP Hahnemann University.

Today Drexel University continues this tradition of innovation started over 150 years ago by offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the biomedical sciences, the health professions, medicine, nursing, and public health.

Female medical students in a laboratory at Medical College of Pennsylvania in the 1890s.

At Drexel University College of Medicine, students pursue academic excellence in a supportive learning environment and develop a unique set of skills to succeed in today's ever-changing world. We welcome all applicants, including minorities, women, and those interested in medicine as a second career.

Take a closer look and see why Drexel University College of Medicine could be right for you.

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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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