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Why do MD students choose Drexel?

The College of Medicine's MD program prepares students to practice the science and art of medicine with the highest level of compassion. Here's why:

A well-rounded academic experience.

Drexel Simulation Center

As our medical students move from the classroom to the community, they learn core and cutting-edge skills in both traditional and highly innovative ways.

The College of Medicine's curriculum emphasizes teamwork, communication, clinical problem solving, use of innovative information technology, and more to prepare future physicians for the workforce.

Our education creates well-rounded and passionate doctors. Here's more to explore:

Education with a community impact.

Drexel medicine students lead fun health and science activities like teaching CPR and first aid to elementary and middle school students.

Our students learn socioeconomic determinants of health through lectures and coursework, as well as through hands-on experience in underserved communities. As interns and volunteers, our medical students prepare to become physicians who provide high-quality, community-responsive services to patients who would otherwise struggle to access the care they need.

"[Working] with the underserved populations, identifying their medical problems, and seeing what we can do to help them at little to no cost has been one of the most rewarding things I've been able to do in medical school," said MD student Tom Peterson.

In community clinics and beyond, Drexel's MD students make an impact with their volunteer work.

MD Students - Lives Changed: 1,100 low-income, under- and uninsured patients were helped annually at free health clinics; Hours of Service: First year students provided almost 6,000 hours of community service at 53 different sites; People Served: Over 3,000 people served annually at local community schools, hospitals, and non-profit agencies, as well as in-home visits; Student Hours: More than 3,700 student hours served annually at five Health Outreach Project clinics

A wide range of clinical options.

Fourth-year medical students at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Students may opt to do their clinical work on either coast, as Drexel has affiliate sites throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as in Northern California.

These nationwide partnerships can expose medical students to diverse patient populations with varied health concerns.

By exploring a variety of clinical practice areas, graduates like Danh Le, MD, and Zack Kosak, MD, discovered the types of medicine about which they felt most passionate.

Our Affiliate Sites

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Regional Medical Campuses

  • Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
  • Allegheny General Hospital, West Penn Hospital, Forbes Regional Hospital - Allegheny Health Network
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente - Bay Area
  • PinnacleHealth - Harrisburg Hospital
  • Reading Hospital - Tower Health
  • WellSpan York Hospital

Academic Campuses

  • Chambersburg Hospital - Summit Health
  • Coatesville VA Medical Center
  • Easton Hospital
  • Friends Hospital
  • Mercy Health System (Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital/Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia)
  • St. Francis Medical Center
  • Virtua Health

Learn more about our affiliates.

An emphasis on diversity.

Latino Medical Student Association Policy Summit - Washington DC - 2019

Diversity of our student body, faculty and staff not only enhances academic experience in the classroom, it also creates better health care professionals.

The College of Medicine is proud to provide a space for individuals of varied backgrounds to work together and share ideas, and is also proud to:

In recent years students have planned issues-focused seminars like the Racism in Medicine Conference, trained to overcome doctor-patient language barriers, and so much more.

"Diversity was also very important to me [as I was choosing a medical school]," said MD student Kristine Cueva. "And I feel that Drexel not only supports that, but also celebrates it on their campus and within the Philadelphia community."

MD student Camille Giraud agreed. "People [come] from so many different backgrounds, and that's really nice because in all the different groups and lab groups that I'm put in there's always a variety of people," Giraud said. "We really enrich each other's experiences by sharing our different backgrounds."

Living in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, the home of Drexel University, is known for its cultural diversity, rich history, and passionate residents. The city and surrounding region offer hundreds of opportunities for medical students to engage in patient care, as well.

Drexel University College of Medicine is located in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Queen Lane Campus, Drexel University College of Medicine
University City Campus, Drexel University

Read MD Student Stories

Marc Andrew Hem Lee, Drexel MD Program Student

Marc Andrew Hem Lee

"I chose Drexel because I really felt at home here during my interview. My general sentiment for medical school entrance is to go where you believe you would feel most at home. As for students considering Drexel, it's important to know that what's special here is that we strive to be an integral part of the Greater Philadelphia community. That's something that is really impressed upon us from the first couple of months in the MD program. If you're interested in learning what it's like to build community as an advocate, as a necessary aggregate of an interprofessional team, then I would say come to Drexel."

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Clifford A. Hudis, MD

Clifford A. Hudis, MD

Though Clifford A. Hudis knew from a young age that he would practice medicine, he could not have predicted that he would one day oversee the leading medical society for oncology professionals. As the chief executive officer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), he now focuses on improving professional education, cancer policy, and quality for the organization's 45,000 members.

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Charmie Mehta, Drexel MD Program Student

Charmie Mehta, Class of 2022

"I really enjoy being here. The way our curriculum is arranged helps me to grasp concepts well. We learn a similar topic in microbiology, gross anatomy and biochemistry at the same time, which isn"t how all medical schools work. I think learning this way helps you to see the bigger picture and reinforces concepts."

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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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