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Message from the Dean

Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, Annenberg Dean and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Drexel University College of Medicine Research. Education. Patient Care.

These are the core missions of any medical school. At Drexel University College of Medicine, they are at the heart of our unique heritage and the foundation upon which we seek to build a dynamic future.

The College of Medicine has a rich history, but it has never been content to live in the past. We are at the forefront of significant research in areas such as Alzheimer's disease, HIV/AIDS, malaria, spinal cord injury, and many other fields in science and medicine. In addition, our clinical practices lead the way in pioneering treatments and providing exceptional care in areas of specialty including women's health, cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders, and pain management.

Ask anyone what they know about Drexel University, and you will undoubtedly hear about its exceptional reputation in engineering and technology. We at the College of Medicine are fortunate to be able to tap into those areas of expertise for collaborative research projects that push the frontiers of nanomedicine and neuroscience.

We are also leaders in innovative curriculum development. From the beginning, our medical students are immersed in clinical reasoning. Training in doctor-patient communications skills was emphasized here long before it became the latest trend. Learning is enhanced by the most advanced technology – including a state-of-the-art simulation center. Professionalism, lifelong learning and self-care skills are also taught throughout all four years.

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The College has always been interested in the care of medically underserved communities. It is crucial that we not only continue to explore and apply the growing number of technological advances in medicine, but that we also remember that behind each disease is a person who deserves compassion and respect.

Research. Education. Patient Care. Three areas that independently carry exceptional challenges. Put them together and the challenges grow, but so does the potential for making significant contributions to improve the lives of people in our community, nation and beyond.

It is an exciting time in the medical field here at Drexel University College of Medicine. I invite you to browse our website and learn more about our programs, our affiliated hospitals, and the talented faculty, staff, and students who make up our caring community.

Daniel V. Schidlow, MD
Annenberg Dean and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs

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