Student life at the College of Medicine extends well beyond the classroom. From student groups to social events, we encourage students to get involved, stay healthy and explore our great city of Philadelphia. These out-of-classroom activities help build a level of comradery that's unique to Drexel students and makes the College of Medicine such a special place to complete your medical or graduate education.
Student Life News
The College of Medicine’s Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA), in partnership with other APAMSA chapters in the northeast area, came together on September 16, 2023, for the annual regional conference, held this year at Temple University. Attendees included pre-health students, medical students and residents from Temple, Drexel, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, Cooper, Georgetown, Sidney Kimmel, Penn State and more. Read more.
"My journey as a medical student and my aspirations to become a doctor have always been centered around giving back to my Latino community. To me, "giving back" encompasses a multifaceted approach that involves healing, educating, mentoring, supporting, providing comfort and understanding, and most importantly, representing my culture in the health care field, where diversity is desperately needed." Read more.
How can you best connect with peers and mentors? What are some good places to eat, study and relax — on or off campus? Current graduate students shared tips for Dragons who are just starting at the University this year. Read more.
The popular music styles of the day may change, but the mission of the student-run Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC) has been the same for 30 years: raising money for children living with HIV and AIDS. In the last three decades, PABC has raised more than $650,000 for its cause. Read more.
College of Medicine students know that food plays an important role in health, and they want not only to share that knowledge with Philadelphians from underserved communities, but also to empower them to grow their own fresh food. Students are engaged in work through the Health Outreach Project (HOP) to provide community members with the tools to grow microgreens, a nutritious vegetable that is simple to grow. Read more.
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