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Drexel University College of Medicine has established some of the most highly innovative and rigorous academic programs available today, incorporating the University's expertise in engineering and technology into traditional medical training. We educate physicians, biomedical scientists and health professionals. Embracing our core values of research, education and patient care, Drexel University College of Medicine is:

  • The site of the largest comprehensive HIV/AIDS practice on the East Coast, with extensive NIH-funded research.
  • A Vanguard National Center of Excellence in Women's Health designated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
  • The home of the Drexel Neurosciences Institute, specializing in innovative neuroscience-related clinical care, education and interdisciplinary research.
  • One of the largest centers for malaria study in the country.
  • One of the largest centers for spinal cord research in the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • The home of ELAM®, the highly regarded Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women.

By the Numbers (Fall 2018)

  • 1,065 medical students
  • 872 biomedical sciences and professional studies students
  • 563 medical residents and fellows
  • 275 clinical faculty
  • 108 basic scientists
  • More than 2,000 non-compensated faculty at more than 20 affiliated medical centers

170 Years of History

Drexel University College of Medicine is the consolidation of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann Medical College. Our unique heritage makes us:

  • One of the oldest medical colleges in the country.
  • The first medical college in the United States for women.
  • An institution that is currently educating one in every 83 medical students in the United States.

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