Students and faculty at the College of Medicine participate in several outreach projects. From free, student-run clinics in Philadelphia to internships in third-world countries, we help deliver health care and education to those in need.
The Office of Community Health & Health Equity at Drexel University College of Medicine provides a platform for inter-professional, multidisciplinary community engagement and health equity activities and collaboration across Drexel University. Learn more.
The Office of Community Engagement prepares medical students to address socioeconomic determinants of disease and become community-responsive physicians. Programs integrate meaningful community service and reflective learning. Learn more.
The Office of Urban Health Equity, Education & Research provides Philadelphia residents with access to quality health care and education despite the social inequalities that exist in the urban environment. These inequalities, which often create barriers for Philadelphia residents trying to reach their full health potential, include race, gender, nationality, age, religion, sexual orientation, immigration status, language skills, socioeconomic status and geographical location. Learn more.
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion honors our historic commitment to diversity and inclusion, which began with our legacy school, Woman's Medical College, the first medical school for women. Under the Dean's vision, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion addresses pressing challenges, and fulfills our goal of becoming a leader in developing the next generation of a diverse workforce. Dr. Leon McCrea, senior associate dean of diversity, equity & inclusion, focuses his efforts on enhancing the core missions of educational excellence, research innovation and outstanding clinical care — all achieved within a productive inclusive environment. Learn more.
While many of our outreach efforts focus on health care in Philadelphia, several of our students also participate in international rotations to address global health issues. In the past, students have traveled to Guatemala, Cameroon, Senegal, the Gambia, Bangladesh, and many other places around the world to offer health care assistance. Learn more.
Healing Hurt People is a hospital-based violence intervention program designed to reduce re-injury and retaliation among youths ages 8 to 30 in Philadelphia. It is the cornerstone program of Drexel's Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, whose mission is to decrease violence and trauma through public health policy, practice research and training. Learn more.