The Drexel/Hahnemann Internal Medicine Residency is a university-based training program in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. Residents rotate through Hahnemann University Hospital, a tertiary care referral center, as well as through Abington – Jefferson Health, a large, state-of-the-art community hospital with the only accredited trauma center in its county. The affiliation with Drexel University provides a vast array of resources for our residents, including the only school of public health in Philadelphia and numerous research opportunities.
During their training, house officers are expected to take primary responsibility for the care of all of their patients. The interns act as the primary physicians for the patients. Residents act as supervisors, consultants and educators for the team, which often includes third- and fourth-year medical students. As the house officers mature in knowledge and experience, their clinical responsibilities will also increase accordingly. At all levels there is continuous support and supervision from attending faculty members, with an emphasis on mentoring our young physicians.
With a well-rounded and extensive clinical training program that includes rotating through a tertiary care and progressive community hospital, opportunities for further education and research at Drexel University, and commitment to you as an individual, Drexel University College of Medicine can provide residents with skills for a successful lifelong career.
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"My decision to become a doctor came later in life than for most of my colleagues. [...] It was triggered by a deep awareness of health disparities shaped by long wait times in free clinics and inferior medical care. I remember thinking, 'there need to be more doctors here,' and I considered the possibility of becoming one." - Lauren Hunter, MD, third-year resident. Read More
The Department of Medicine is pleased to welcome David J. Aizenberg, MD, FACP, as the incoming director for the Internal Medicine Residency program. He will join the faculty in early November. Read More
A record number of abstracts were submitted for the Department of Medicine's Research Day! So many, that the event had to be split into two days. Poster presentations were showcased on Tuesday, May 29, the oral presentations were held on May 30, and the awards were announced on June 13, 2018. Read More
In April 2018, residents and faculty alike were honored by the Gold Humanism Honor Society and by students in the Drexel MD program who nominated them for Golden Apple Awards for excellence in teaching. Read More
We would like to congratulate all of our Drexel residents who matched into subspecialty fellowships on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. A great deal of hard work and preparation resulted in an excellent match for our trainees. Congratulations, everyone! See all residency graduate placements.
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Please note that residents and fellows are employed by and insured by the hospital; they are not employees of Drexel University.