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The College of Medicine partners with many community organizations to help improve the health and well-being of people in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Our civic-minded approach to learning and our emphasis on real-life problem solving is at the core of a Drexel education. Our students and faculty volunteer countless hours to address health issues by working at local clinics, managing educational programs and running outreach projects, while leveraging university technology and resources. Students also demonstrate service leadership and collaborate with local agencies to support and augment their outreach and success.


From free, student-run health clinics to volunteer opportunities at Philadelphia public schools, our faculty and students take an active role in several community outreach projects. Learn more.


The College of Medicine offers several educational programs for high school students, returning physicians and women in academic medicine. Learn more.


Our work in the community extends beyond the city of Philadelphia. Each year, several medical students participate in international rotations designed to address global health issues. Learn more.


The Institute for Women's Health and Leadership carries forward the College of Medicine's historic commitment to women's health and women's leadership in medicine and science. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

D2I & Tangdim Health BP Screening
September 24, 2023 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dornsife Center Community Dinner
October 10, 2023 – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

SNMA Street Outreach
October 22, 2023

Free Legal Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, October 25, 2023
October 25, 2023 – Appointments begin at 10:00 a.m.
SeniorLAW Center
1650 Arch Street Suite 1820
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Open to grandparents and other kin who are Philadelphia residents and age 60 and older. Appointments are required. Seniors can call Rich at 215.716.5081 for intake and to make an appointment.

  • Are you a Grandparent raising a grandchild?
  • Do you need advice and/or assistance in obtaining custody?
  • Do you have questions about your rights or the Family Court system?
  • Come speak with an attorney for a free one on one consultation to find out more about your legal rights and how SeniorLAW Center can help!

Reach Out & Read Basketball Tournament
October 28, 2023 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Fighting Addiction Stigma
Students at the College of Medicine are destigmatizing opioid use disorder to improve overdose reversal training and advocate for new treatments. Exel - Drexel University Research Magazine (2023)

HOP Broadens Reach in Berks County
While the Health Outreach Project (HOP) has been part of the College of Medicine’s culture for more than 25 years, the programming only expanded to Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 2021, when the College of Medicine at Tower Health opened in West Reading. HOP faculty advisor Eugene York, MD, is impressed with the work students have done to grow HOP programming around the campus. “It has been amazing, in a little over a year, to see what they have started and what they’ve accomplished so far,” York says. Read more.

Students Bring Halloween to St. Chris Patients
On October 31, 2022, volunteers at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children brought Halloween celebrations to young inpatients and their families who would have otherwise missed trick-or-treating due to their hospital stays. The Child Life Department at St. Chris organized the event and recruited the volunteers, including Drexel MD students, to deliver and assist with costumes for any children who wanted to wear them. Read more.

“Mothers and Baby Dragons” Program Takes New Path Following Pandemic
The Mothers and Baby Dragons organization’s work may look different as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the student-run group has stayed true to its original mission to help facilitate healthier pregnancies for parents from underserved communities. And in the 2022-2023 academic year, a partnership with the Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) is bringing Drexel medical students and expecting parents together in a whole new way. Read more.

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