The makeup of our campus community reflects the patients we serve. We flourish in the strength of our differences. We believe training alongside a varied cohort makes you a more self-aware and empathetic doctor.
You’ll learn among colleagues who are first-generation college students, have years of professional experience, or hold graduate degrees in other disciplines. Our nontraditional and underrepresented paths to medicine offer fresh perspectives needed for today’s physicians.
Drexel prepares us to collaborate with individuals who are diverse and unique in their views and experiences.
Davin Evanson, Class of ’25
In small case-based learning groups, you’ll be challenged to problem-solve cooperatively, and have fellow students share their basic clinical and science knowledge and personal experiences.
And you’ll have the support of the dedicated staff in the offices of Student Affairs & Career Advising and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, who provide guidance and assistance to all MD Program students. Our relationship with each student begins the summer prior to their first year and continues beyond graduation.
The Drexel Education
A medical education at Drexel challenges you to exceed convention. With so much opportunity both on campus and off, you can create an education that represents your passions and achieves your goals.
Diverse Locations and Patients
At over 20 affiliate sites across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina and California, our students are exposed to diverse patients and an array of health care issues. The range of opportunities guide students in choosing a specialty and working toward their future career.
There are many opportunities for our students to delve deeper into their medical education, beyond the required curriculum. Medical students can become involved in research, complete a dual degree, or participate in our Scholars Programs. All equip students to find deeper value in the practice of medicine. Our award-winning professional formation curriculum focuses on the process by which medical students develop psychologically, morally and spiritually into physicians who have the capacity to provide compassionate and excellent care.
Summer Research Fellowships
Research experience impacts the way students develop as physicians. Drexel offers Summer Research Fellowships to up to 50 first-year medical students to engage in full-time clinical or basic science research under the direction of faculty at Drexel facilities or one of our affiliated clinical sites.
State-of-the-Art Learning Tools
Innovative Medical Technology
Drexel provides a variety of learning tools to help you hone your skills. Students work with standardized patients to enhance their abilities in medical interviewing, physical examination, and patient counseling. Our simulation centers feature lifelike, computer controlled robotic manikins with pulses, and audible heart and lung sounds. Learning extends far beyond the classroom through web-based programs such as DocCom and professionalformation.org, which teach patient communication and medical ethics.