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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 patient-centered medical training. We are currently educating 1 in 75 medical students in the United States and roughly 800 future biomedical scientists and health professionals. Embracing our core missions of research, education, and patient care, Drexel University College of Medicine is proud to highlight the following:

  • An innovative medical education curriculum, designed to train physicians who possess both the enduring qualities essential to clinical excellence and the skills needed to practice in the 21st century.
  • The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice, celebrating 30 years as a primary and specialty care HIV/AIDS practice in the region, with extensive NIH-funded research.
  • One of the largest centers for malaria study in the country.
  • The Marion Murray Spinal Cord Research Center, one of the biggest programs in the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • ELAM®, the highly regarded Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program for women in academic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and public health.
  • The Legacy Center: Archives and Special Collections, an internationally known center for research on the histories of women in medicine and early alternative medicine.

By the Numbers (2023/2024 Academic Year)

  • 1,207 medical students
  • About 800 biomedical sciences and professional studies students
  • 2,400 full-time, part-time and volunteer faculty
  • More than 20 affiliated medical centers and hospitals, in addition to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, owned in partnership by Drexel and Tower Health

175 Years of History

Drexel University College of Medicine is the consolidation of Hahnemann Medical College (founded in 1848) and Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (1850). We represent:

  • Two of the oldest medical colleges in the country
  • The first degree-granting medical school in the world for women
  • An institution that has conferred almost 25,000 medical degrees

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