The College of Medicine

Overview

Renowned for its innovative, student-centered educational programs, Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) is the consolidation of two venerable medical schools with rich and intertwined histories: Hahnemann Medical College and Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. Established in 1848 and 1850, respectively, they were two of the earliest medical colleges in the United States, and Woman’s was the very first medical school for women in the nation.

Today, there are over 1,000 medical students. There are some 625 residents, 700 clinical and basic science faculty, and more than 2,000 affiliate and other non-compensated faculty.

Within the College of Medicine, The School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies offers an additional 24 majors and 8 professional certificates.

 

 

About the College of Medicine

Mission Statement

Drexel University College of Medicine excels and innovates in education, research, and delivery of compassionate care in our culture of diversity, spirited inquiry, collaboration, and opportunity.

About the College

The College of Medicine's main campus, Queen Lane, is in a suburban-like setting in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Additional facilities are located at the Center City campus, next to Hahnemann University Hospital. Our Pediatrics Department is at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and the Psychiatry Department is based at Friends Hospital. Students can receive clinical education at more than 20 affiliated hospitals and ambulatory sites chosen for their commitment to teaching as well as medical excellence. The College of Medicine is renowned for its innovative educational programs, enhanced by the use of technology that permeates all components of the curriculum.

The College’s medical practice, Drexel Medicine®, is a patient-focused practice emphasizing quality, innovation and community service, and enhanced by physician involvement in the research and educational programs.

Collaborative projects leveraging Drexel University’s technological expertise continue to push the frontiers of nanomedicine and neuroengineering. The College of Medicine is a major regional center for spinal cord research, and has developed one of the leading centers for malaria study in the nation. Additionally, the College is home to a memory disorders center dedicated to ground-breaking research in Alzheimer's and related dementias.

Drexel University College of Medicine houses one of eight National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Centers of Excellence for Physician Information, one of 21 National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health designated by the Department of Health & Human Services, the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program, and the Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine. It has developed the largest HIV/AIDS primary care practice in the Mid-Atlantic region, with extensive NIH-funded research in prevention and therapeutic intervention. Faculty clinicians are highly respected in numerous other specialties, including cardiology and pain management.

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