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Welcome Alumni!

The Office of Alumni Relations is your link to Drexel, its predecessor institutions, and your fellow alumni. We hope you will maintain a lifelong engagement with our community.

Our office, and this website, strive to be a resource for you, whether you are hoping to network with other alumni, attend an event, or simply tell us about an accomplishment or update your contact information.

Alumni Association Awards

Each year, the Drexel University College of Medicine Alumni Awards program recognizes exceptional alumni who go above and beyond in their professions, in the community and within the University. Meet the 2024 winners.

Student Loan Updates

The Office of Financial Planning is providing updates regarding changes to student loans that may affect alumni. Learn more.

From the Alumni Magazine

Celebrating 175 Years of Hahnemann History

1842: 1.8 acres are purchased on Broad Street between Race and Vine Streets for the medical school. Read more.

Inside Looking Out: An Interview with Loretta Christensen, MD, HU ’84

Loretta Christensen, MD, HU ’84 — Lori, as loved ones called her back then in Gallup, New Mexico, long before her time at Harvard, at Hahnemann, at posts from the Jersey shore to the Indian Health Service — remembers the natural and cultural richness of the Southwest. Read more.

Q & A: Asif Ilyas, MD, MCPHU ’01, MBA, FACS, Associate Dean of Clinical Research

Asif Ilyas, MD, MCPHU ’01, MBA, FACS, is associate dean of clinical research, a newly created position at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also a professor of orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and a surgeon at the Rothman Institute. Read more.

Drexel Alumni Association
About the Alumni Association

All graduates who have earned a degree (MD, PhD, DSc, MS) from Drexel University College of Medicine, MCP Hahnemann University, Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University School of Medicine or Hahnemann Graduate School are general members of the Association. Learn More.

Philadelphia’s Evening Ledger, June 4, 1915
The Alumni Association Throughout The Years

For over 145 years the Alumni Associations of Woman’s/Medical College of Pennsylvania (W/MCP) and Hahnemann University (Hahnemann) have been pillars of strength for their alumni. In that period, the Associations were undergoing interwoven transformations as two illustrious schools were brought together under the umbrella of Drexel University. Learn More.

Alumni News

“Lawmakers and Medical Professionals Testify on Minority and Maternal Health Care”

The Drexel Pathway Medical School program and College of Medicine were mentioned in the May 2, 2024 C-SPAN2 broadcast of the testimony of Samuel Cook, MD, an alumnus and resident at Morehouse School of Medicine in a congressional hearing about minority and maternal health. View video. (Dr. Cook begins at 40 minutes)

The first-ever South Asian woman to become a doctor studied in Philadelphia

The Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections at the College of Medicine was mentioned in a March 29 Philadelphia Inquirer story about Anandibai Joshee – the first-ever South Asian woman to become a doctor – who graduated from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1886. Read more.

2024 Class of 40 Under 40 Alumni Announced

We are thrilled to introduce you to individuals who hit their professional stride early and demonstrate an eagerness to share their quickly — not easily — gained wisdom and know-how with others to nurture a better future for all. Drexel University College of Medicine alumni Kraftin Ellice Schreyer, MD ’13 and Kathryn E. Bowser, MD ’11, BS Biological Sciences ’07 are among the honored. Read more.

Rad Grad: Our Captain COVID

Donald “DJ” Hall, PhD ’20, played an outsized role in keeping Drexel safe during the pandemic as director of the University's ad hoc COVID lab. Now an assistant professor, he’s leading the lab’s transformation into a for-profit diagnostic service. Read more.

Singing the Praises of Dr. Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson

Black women’s histories have either been ignored or mentioned only in their support of Black male figures for far too long. More Philadelphians should know about and cherish the trailblazing legacy of Dr. Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson. She was 24 when she entered the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP). Hidden City Philadelphia (March 30, 2023)