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Meet Our Medical Students

Learn about a typical week as a Drexel Med student.

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.

Tara Lamb, MD Program Class of 2023

Tara Lamb

"One of the things that specifically drew me to the College of Medicine was the post-baccalaureate program, Drexel Pathway to Medical School (DPMS). If DPMS students meet the required academic and professional benchmarks, they can matriculate into the MD Program. This program ensures that students are academically prepared to continue onto medical school coursework." Read more about Tara.

Annie Robel: MD Program Class of 2023

Annie Robel

"I just felt like every time I came to visit, I could see that people here really cared about each other, especially in terms of the students and the faculty. To me, med school was going to be med school no matter where I went: we learn the same amount of material and take the same standardized tests, but I wanted to go where I could see myself happiest. And for me, that was Drexel." Read more about Annie.

Javaun Porter: MD Program Class of 2022

Javaun Porter

"I chose Drexel because of how community-oriented the program is, especially in such a diverse area like Philadelphia. It’s important for a professional program to be involved in the surrounding community, especially when policies like redlining and disproportionate policing contribute to health disparities among members of the community." Read more about Javaun.

Sara Ali, MD Program Class of 2023

Sara Ali

"I was drawn to Drexel specifically due to its progressive curriculum, diverse faculty and commitment to serving vulnerable populations. Philadelphia is filled with opportunities to serve. I’m here to learn and give it all I’ve got." Read more about Sara.

Austin Friedman, MD Program Class of 2023

Austin Friedman

"I thought going to school in the Philadelphia area would allow me to get a good education with many opportunities to pursue emergency medicine specifically. When I met current students and faculty as a prospective student, I felt a connection that I didn’t get with the other medical schools where I had interviewed." Read more about Austin.

Diana Hanif Garces, Drexel MD Program Student, Class of 2023

Diana Hanif Garces

Diana Hanif Garces has always had a passion for helping people in need, but something a bit more complex set her on the path to medical school. Read more about Diana.

Meet Daniyal Dar: Drexel MD Program Student

Daniyal Dar

A desire to help others, a love of learning, and skills like self-reliance and adaptability have gotten Daniyal Dar where he is today. Dar said he gained those skills along the path to medical school, navigating secondary education as a first-generation college student. Read more.

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." Read more about Marc.

Charmie Mehta, Drexel MD Program Student

Charmie Mehta

"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."
Read more about Charmie.

Nolan Feola, 2nd Year Drexel MD Program Student

Nolan Feola

"The school does a really good job with networking and shadowing opportunities. Even though adolescent medicine isn't a very large subspecialty, I was able to shadow with an adolescent medicine doctor who specializes in eating disorders. She works out of the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. I shadowed her a few times last spring. It was an eye-opening experience that I really enjoyed."
Read more about Nolan.

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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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