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Physician Refresher/Re-entry Program

Drexel's Physician Refresher/Re-entry program offers a range of courses for physicians who intend to return to active clinical practice, want to enhance their focus or area of interest, or want to prepare for admission to U.S. graduate medical education training programs.

We recommend certain courses depending on a physician's goals. Participants may include:

In addition, referring groups, including stakeholders such as licensing boards, specialty associations, hospitals and other employers, insurers, and others, may recommend the program to physicians.

Our courses utilize the College's excellence in medical education and instructional technology resources. Participants enjoy several benefits including:

  • Learn in the College of Medicine's main teaching facility, Hahnemann University Hospital (or St. Christopher's Hospital for pediatrics) and its outpatient offices
  • Access to Drexel University facilities and College of Medicine faculty
  • Learn alongside Drexel students, residents and fellows
  • Career counseling
  • Onsite and distance-learning modules
  • Success rate of 86% for returning physicians (Medical Teacher, 34, 285-291, 2012)

In addition to a high-caliber clinical experience, our innovative curricular strategies allow physicians around the world access to resources designed to enhance their professional and clinical skills. During the preceptorship, participants will build a portfolio of accomplishments that includes their completed activities, a certificate of successful completion, a transcript and assessment outcomes.

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For any questions about the programs, resources, faculty or application process, please feel free to contact us.

Physician Refresher/Re-Entry Program in the Media

"Coming Back"
Perspectives (2016)

"Painful Choices: The Price of Reentering Medicine"
MedPage (October 2014)

"Physician Refresher/Reentry Course: To Regain Up-to-Date Clinical Knowledge & Skills" [PDF]
The Pulse, National Association of Physician Recruiters' Newsletter (2013)

"Regional Refresher/Re-entry Course for OB-GYN Physicians" [PDF]
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Newsletter (Spring 2013)

"Returning Physicians to the Workforce: History, Progress, and Challenges"
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (2012)

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   I am matched to the categorical anesthesiology program at the University of Florida and I am SO excited! I don't think I would have stood a chance if it were for my experience in Drexel and the great recommendation letter that you put together for me. THANK YOU!   
Soleil Schutte
   I highly recommend the program and commend your work, professionalism and attention to detail.