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Meet Our Medical Students

Learn about a typical week as a Drexel Med student.


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.


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.


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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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