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Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2016

This year all alumni will gather on the same weekend to celebrate. Classes ending in 1 or 6, and Classes of 1965 and earlier, we hope to see you in May 2016.

Schedule | Accommodations | Invite Classmates | See Who's Coming

Alumni enjoying Alumni Weekend

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Classes of 1966 Dinner at Union League of Philadelphia

50 Year Class of 1966

140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Enter at the Inn at the Union League doors with the awning, located on 15th and Sansom Streets; entrance is handicap accessible.

6 – 7 p.m. Cocktail hour and class photos
7 – 9 p.m. Dinner

The beautiful Union League of Philadelphia is the perfect setting for this year's dinner. Join us in the historic Meade room for cocktail hour, class photos and a formal dinner with your classmates. Enjoy reminiscing with your classmates from Hahnemann University and Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Cost: $75 per person (includes cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, three-course dinner and a premium bar selection).
Registration is required: Call 215.762.2371 or register online.

This event is limited to Classes of 1966 alumni and guests.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Drexel University College of Medicine Commencement

50 Year Class of 1966

The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Enter at the main entrance on Broad Street; entrance is handicap accessible.

7:45 a.m. Ceremony participants proceed to Green Room.
9 a.m. Commencement ceremony begins, audience and all guests are seated.
11:15 a.m. Shuttle picks up from main entrance of The Kimmel Center and provides transportation to our Celebration Luncheon.

One of our reunion's most memorable moments occurs as the members of the 50 Year Reunion Classes are invited to robe and participate in our Commencement ceremony.

Cost: Complimentary (includes ceremony ticket[s] and shuttle to luncheon).
Registration is required: Call 215.762.2371 or register online.

This event is limited to Classes of 1966 alumni and guests.

50 Year and Grand Classes Celebration Luncheon

50 Year Class of 1966 and Grand Classes 1965 and Earlier

Hyatt at the Bellevue
19th Floor, Rose Garden Ballroom
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Enter at main entrance on Broad Street to lobby elevators; handicap entrance is located on Chancellor Court between the Bellevue Building and Bellevue Garage.

11:30 a.m. Arrival and refreshments
12 – 2 p.m. Celebration Luncheon

Members of the Classes of 1966 will receive a commemorative pin and diploma from fellow alumni Dorothea Johnson, MD, WMC '56 and Vincent Menna, MD, HU '65. Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs will induct alumni into the Golden Dragon Society.

Alumni from our Grand Classes are invited to join the luncheon to celebrate with the new members of the Golden Dragon Society.

Cost: Classes of 1966 and Grand Classes alumni are complimentary. Guests are $40 per person (includes formal three course lunch, mimosas and wine).
Registration is required: Call 215.762.2371 or register online.

This event is limited to Classes of 1966 and Grand Classes alumni and guests.
Grand Classes are those who graduated more than 50 years ago.

Classes of 1991 Silver Dragon Reunion Induction Ceremony

25 Year Class of 1991

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Enter at main front entrance on the Parkway. Handicap accessible entrance is located on 19th Street.

6 – 6:30 p.m. Induction Ceremony in Butterflies! Room

Receive a commemorative pin from fellow Silver Dragon John Prodoehl, MD, MCP '90. Enjoy remarks from Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs.

Cost: Complimentary for alumni and guests (includes ceremony only).
Registration is required: Call 215.762.2371 or register online.

This event is limited to Classes of 1991 alumni and guests.

2016 Reunion Reception in Dinosaur Hall for All Class Years

All Reunion Classes

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Dinosaur Hall
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Enter at main front entrance on the Parkway. Handicap accessible entrance is located on 19th Street.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Reception

Kick off Alumni Weekend in one of the oldest natural science research institutions and world-class museums, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Dinosaur Hall is home to a 42-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex and showcases more than 30 other species. Meet Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs. Enjoy catching up with your classmates in this memorable venue!

Cost: $30 per person (includes food stations, beer, wine and reunion photo booth).
Registration is required: Call 215.762.2371 or register online.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday Series Track 1:
Travel Back to Medical School (Sold Out)

All Reunion Classes

Track 1 is sold out! Join us for Track 2: Moving Forward with Simulation.

New College Building
245 N. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Enter revolving doors at 15th and Vine Streets for breakfast and check-in.

Back to School Breakfast
Geary Lobby, New College Building
9 – 9:30 a.m.

Tour of Legacy Center
9:30 a.m. Shuttle picks up from the New College Building
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Exclusive tour of Archives and Special Collections at our Queen Lane Campus
12 p.m. Shuttle departs and drops off at Le Méridien Philadelphia for Dean's Award Luncheon

The Legacy Center is a repository for the records and heritage of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University and Drexel University College of Medicine. During the tour, our archivist will show you how these valuable records are stored, and exhibit examples of the historic documents and papers that are part of this incredible collection. Also enjoy a brief tour of the Queen Lane Campus, our campus for first- and second-year medical students.

Due to the size of the archives, we ask that you bring no more than one guest to this exclusive tour.

Saturday Series Track 2:
Moving Forward with Simulation

All Reunion Classes

New College Building
245 N. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Enter revolving doors at 15th and Vine Streets for breakfast and check-in.

Cost: $20 per person.
Registration is required: Call 215.762.2371 or register online.

Back to School Breakfast
Geary Lobby, New College Building
10 – 10:30 a.m.

Simulation and Patient Safety: Are We There Yet?
Geary Auditorium B, New College Building
10:40 – 11:40 a.m.

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Meet Dr. Sachdeva, who completed his surgery residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and is the founding director of the Division of Education, American College of Surgeons. He will discuss the use of simulation in education and how it has resulted in transformational changes, the major advances in this burgeoning field and potential opportunities for the future, and how simulation has enhanced the quality and safety of patient care.

Choose Your Station: TraumaMan®
Rooms 16107–16111, New College Building
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Brendan McCracken, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery
Kimberly Wasko, CVT, SRS, Director of ALSET & Simulation Program
Jess Fazendin, MD, Research Resident
TraumaMan is a surgical simulator used as an alternative to live non-human models or cadavers. This surgical training manikin is used to train over 30,000 medical professionals each year. Join us for this live demo, and learn how this manikin helps teach the basics of open laparotomy training.

Choose Your Station: Virtual Patient Interaction
Room 7301, New College Building
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Lawrence Greenawald, MD '10, PGY-3 Surgery Resident
Dale Deborah Dool, Clinical Skills Coordinator
Virtual patients are computerized representations of real patients and teach and assess the clinical skills of students in the health professions. Virtual patient scenarios provide a controllable, secure, safe learning environment with the opportunity for repetitive practice without consequence to the real patient. In this virtual scenario, you will be able to interact with Edna Jones, who is a virtual patient with a breast complaint.

Dean's Award Luncheon

All Reunion Classes

Le Méridien Philadelphia
The Trumbauer Grand Ballroom, 3rd floor
1421 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

1 – 2:30 p.m. Luncheon

Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs, Drexel University College of Medicine, will host this very special luncheon for our returning alumni and guests. We will proudly recognize and honor this year's Alumni Association Award recipients for their outstanding accomplishments. Enjoy lunch in the Trumbauer Grand Ballroom.

Cost: $30 per person (includes three-course lunch).
Registration is required: Call 215.762.2371 or register online.

Our 2016 Alumni Award Recipients:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Alfred M. Sadler Jr., MD, FACP, HU '66
  • MCP Distinguished Alumnus Award
    Honorable David J. Shulkin, MD, MCP '86
  • Outstanding Alumna Award Clinical Practice
    Kelly S. Eschbach, MD, HU '91

 
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Accommodations

All of our reunion rates for hotels have now closed. Thank you to everyone who has taken advantage of these rates since they were shared in September of 2015.

If you are still looking for a place to stay during Alumni Weekend, visit visitphilly.com/hotels where you can browse recommended hotels by city or neighborhood area. See you in May!

 
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Spread the Word

Invite Your Classmates to Alumni Weekend
Share the Alumni Weekend invitation [PDF] with your classmates to invite them to come back so you can see one another. If you would like any contact information for classmates you may have lost touch with, please email a request to medical.alumni@drexel.edu. Include the name of the classmate(s) and class year. Please note that you will be asked to complete a confidentiality form before receiving the information.

See Who's Coming to Alumni Weekend

Do you want to know what classmates and other fellow alumni are coming to reunion? View a list online and see who will be attending events throughout Alumni Weekend. Visit drexel.imodules.com/ducomalumniweekend for information.

 
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