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New Clinical Education Opportunities for Medical Students

April 11, 2024

Drexel University College of Medicine has recently secured more opportunities for the clinical education of our medical students.

Our longstanding academic medical campus affiliation with Bayhealth Medical Center in Delaware has been expanded. It will serve as a new regional medical campus for the College of Medicine beginning at the start of this 2024-2025 academic year.

Bayhealth Medical Center

Drexel and Bayhealth signed the affiliation agreement in March 2024, following a review by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education for the regional medical campus designation.

Bayhealth, which was established in 1925 and is central and southern Delaware's largest health care system, provides high-quality care to its local communities and the surrounding region. With this new regional designation, Drexel medical students can select Bayhealth as their primary campus for comprehensive training, completing all their required core clinical rotations there during their third- and/or fourth-year clerkships. The health system includes two hospital locations in Kent and Sussex County, and one freestanding emergency room in Smyrna.

In addition, AtlantiCare signed an agreement to become a new academic medical campus for the College of Medicine. Third- and fourth-year medical students may elect required clerkship training at its large health system based in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. AtlantiCare has a team of more than 6,500 health professionals who serve the community in the health system’s many locations in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Ocean counties in southern New Jersey.

These new affiliations will not affect existing relationships, including the College of Medicine’s regional medical campuses at Allegheny Health Network, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente-Bay Area, UPMC Harrisburg and WellSpan York Hospital, or our four-year regional campus at Tower Health – Reading Hospital.

These important collaborations continue to strengthen the clinical medical education opportunities for our medical students and expand the geographic footprint of the College of Medicine.