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Student Groups & Diversity

Many Drexel University College of Medicine students have formed student groups to support their own unique histories, to foster academic advances within their own groups, as well as for personal and social support.

In addition to the groups below, the Office of Diversity in Medicine supports other affinity groups and assists in the creation, management and logistics involved in student organizations.

Student National Medical Association

Drexel University College of Medicine has a very active Student National Medical Association chapter. In the recent past, we have hosted both regional and leadership conferences for Region VIII. Throughout the academic year, the College of Medicine SNMA chapter meets regularly to discuss academic issues, planning for residency, study skills, social outreach, plans for their chapter, as well as for social support. See the diversity calendar for upcoming events. Learn more about SNMA at the College of Medicine and SNMA.

Latino Medical Student Association

Drexel University College of Medicine has a very active Latino Medical Student Association chapter. Throughout the academic year, the College of Medicine LMSA chapter meets regularly to discuss academic issues, planning for residency, study skills, social outreach, plans for their chapter, as well as for social support. See the diversity calendar for upcoming events as well as information about previous events. Learn more about LMSA.

Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender @ Drexel

Drexel University College of Medicine has an active student group that networks with other medical schools in the Philadelphia region. The College of Medicine group also does local and regional outreach for the student body community, plans Coming Out Day events, conducts residency selection advice panels, and organizes other projects.

The College of Medicine was one of the founding schools in 2010 and hosting schools in 2011 for the North East Region LGBT Student Health Symposium which gathered medical students, residents and faculty from the region to a three day meeting.

Drexel Mentoring and Pipeline Program (DMAPP)

Drexel Mentoring and Pipeline Program (DMAPP) recognizes the need for mentors, volunteering at local high schools in the Mt. Airy and North Philadelphia section of the city of Philadelphia.

The purpose of the program is to foster the development of future leaders through academic excellence, professionalism, community service and integrity. DMAPP offers free tutoring and mentor-mentee relationships with Drexel University College of Medicine students. The high school students participate in monthly professional development workshops that include topics such as personal essay writing and interviewing etiquette.

The ultimate goal is to expose the high school students to careers in health and medicine, while assisting them in developing the critical skills needed for the professional world and community involvement.

Together the high schools and College of Medicine students engage civic and volunteer events including feeding the homeless at Chosen 300, distributing food and clothing to families in need during the holidays, fundraising efforts, reading to children at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and interactive role play at The Independence Blue Cross Medical Simulation Center at Drexel University College of Medicine in a realistic patient care environment.

DMAPP is fostering development of future diversity leaders through academic excellence, professionalism, community service and integrity.

 
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Students in the Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program at Drexel University College of Medicine.