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Meet Our Medical Students

Learn about a typical week as a Drexel Med student.

Evan Woods, Drexel MD Program Class of 2025

Evan Woods

"I also began thinking about where I’d love to study medicine, and a focus on community health and social determinants of health was paramount. The College of Medicine seemed like the perfect fit, with an emphasis on early engagement with patients and service to the community throughout one’s time in medical school." Read more about Evan.

Zachary Blickley, MD Program Class of 2025

Zachary Blickley

"The College of Medicine maintains values that align very well with my own personal values. Additionally, the diverse student body, staff and patient population will allow me to become a culturally competent physician who treats the patient holistically, considering more that just their medical history." Read more about Zachary.

Nicole Ann E. Villa, MD Program Class of 2025

Nicole Ann E. Villa

"What specifically drew me to the College of Medicine were the many opportunities to actively engage with the local community, as well as the amount of support I would have from other students, faculty and staff throughout my medical education." Read more about Nicole.

Marquis Winston: MD Program Class of 2025

Marquis Winston

"The College of Medicine takes pride in giving back to their community, something that means a great deal to me. I was drawn to opportunities to join student-run outreach programs or volunteer in local clinics; the chance to be a part of a cohort of like-minded students making a difference in a community is really what drew me to the College of Medicine." Read more about Marquis.

David Talarico: Drexel MD Program Class of 2025

David Talarico

"I chose to attend the College of Medicine because I really got the feeling that they cared about forming well-rounded doctors. I was lucky enough to interview in person since I applied before the COVID-19 pandemic, and I felt that the students and faculty genuinely wanted each other to succeed and form skilled and compassionate physicians." Read more about David.

Josette Graves, Drexel MD Program Student, DPMS Alum

Josette Graves

"I am looking forward to connecting with my classmates and exploring the area! Given our small class size at the West Reading campus, our inaugural class will feel like family." Read more about Josette.

Katherine Valles: Drexel MD Program Class of 2023

Katherine Valles

"The College of Medicine stood out to me from the beginning as being a welcoming, collaborative and supportive medical school. Part of what helped me to choose the College of Medicine was a sense of belonging and a feeling that even though I would be moving to a new place, I would one day be able to call this medical school and city my home. My experience so far has been nothing short of amazing. The faculty are incredibly caring, and I have made friendships that will last a lifetime." Read more about Katherine.

Madison Dew, MD Program Class of 2024

Madison Dew

"I am a part of a program through Drexel that pairs you with an older adult mentor in the community; my mentor and I talk on the phone a few times a month, and already it has been a rewarding experience to get to know someone who I would have otherwise probably never encountered." Read more about Madison.

Gregory Boyek: MD Program Class of 2024

Gregory Boyek

"Through the College of Medicine’s Health Advocacy Program, I am volunteering with Together for West Philadelphia, an organization which seeks to foster collaboration between community resources and connect individuals in need with the right services. Much of our work involves contacting and communicating with community members to assess the resources that will best address their unique needs. I have found it particularly exciting to be a part of the Together for West Philadelphia team at this time; we are actively expanding our outreach and helping to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the social determinants of health in the community." Read more about Gregory.

Andrew Maza, MD Program Class of 2024

Andrew Maza

"Everyone is going to have a different experience, so give it your best and try to trust that things will work out in the end. Don't hold yourself to anyone else's expectations, timelines, or experiences. Write your own story, make your own way, and stay true to yourself." Read more about Andrew.

Raidizon Mercedes: MD Program Class of 2023, Drexel Pathway to Medical School Class of 2019

Raidizon Mercedes

"I am currently one of the co-presidents for the plastic surgery interest group, on the executive board of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), and this past summer, I did NeuroHIV research through the Department of Immunology and Microbiology. I have met so many great people through these experiences and it really has helped me find a community within the College of Medicine." Read more about Raidizon.

Breana Channer, MD/PhD Program Class of 2027

Breana Channer

"Drexel is very involved in the Philadelphia community and students take an active role in caring for those around them. I wanted to continue my education in an environment that allowed me to engage and care for those in our local communities, but also our integrated national and global world." Read more about Breana.

Brett Mitchell: Drexel MD, MD/MPH Dual Degree Program Student

Brett Mitchell

"I was drawn to Drexel because of the community service initiatives and location in a diverse city because I really wanted a chance to serve minorities in medical school. The excellent public health program here led me to pursue the MD/MPH dual degree to fulfill my desire to assess and treat underserved populations of people." Read more about Brett.

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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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