Civic engagement at Drexel is both local and global, academic and service-oriented. The weServe program brings all these elements together.
Led by students from Drexel's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems, weServe helps expand experiential education opportunities for Drexel students while providing important health-related service to underserved and underrepresented communities locally and around the world. Through weServe, students work with partner institutions to provide and maintain critical biomedical equipment at hospitals and clinics where resources are scarce.
Most recently, students helped launch weServe Africa, working in regions that are politically stable but face a shortage of healthcare professionals, including biomedical engineers. Through weServe Africa, Drexel has already partnered with hospitals in The Gambia and Mozambique.
The weServe initiative focuses on core elements of service, leadership, and a sub-curriculum that expands students' educational experience. The program helps students understand firsthand healthcare needs and disparities at the local and global level, and to learn to address unmet needs through innovation.