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Scholars Programs for Medical Students

Medical students have the opportunity to pursue a scholarly concentration by completing a certificate program and graduating with distinction. Each program has its own faculty, requirements and timetable.

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Medical Humanities Scholars Program

Established in the 1960s, the Medical Humanities program at the College of Medicine is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. The Medical Humanities program supports the development of intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual capacity of medical students and physicians, and fosters greater self-awareness, empathy, compassion and wisdom.

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Womens’ Health and Equity Scholars Program

Drexel University College of Medicine's Women's Health Education Program (WHEP), part of the Department of Medicine, is one of six original National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. WHEP is committed to advocating for women's health issues in medicine. We also strive to create an inclusive space for people of all gender identities, each of whom face unique challenges in medicine. Our efforts are directed toward long- and short-term change, with the hope that the future physicians we train will view women's health as a fundamental element of medical care that is more than reproductive health and will view gender past the male-female binary that so many have been taught.

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Medical Research Scholars Program – 5 Tracks

The Scholars Program is a longitudinal experience of guided study for exploration of medical practice, education or research. It consists of a series of research activities throughout the four years of medical school. Elective tracks within the Scholars Program provide medical students with an opportunity to develop evidence-based expertise in a selected area during their four years of medical education. Fostering creativity and innovation, the project(s) chosen for study within the Scholars Program is based on a student's existing interests or on new ideas.

  • Biomedical Track
  • Business Track (in collaboration with faculty at Drexel LeBow College of Business)
  • Global Health Track
  • Medical Education Track
  • Public Health Track (in collaboration with faculty at Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health)

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Contact Information

Drexel University College of Medicine
Office of Admissions
60 N. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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