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:
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:
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.
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
- 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.
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."
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.