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Diversity in Medical Education

The College of Medicine is firmly committed to producing a diverse population of physicians. Working cooperatively, the Office of Student Affairs staff and the Diversity in Medicine staff provide personal and academic support and a positive learning environment to help minority students realize their professional goals. Through these efforts, the College of Medicine has become an historical leader in the number of minority medical students it trains.

In accordance with this institution's historic commitment, women, students interested in careers as generalist physicians, Pennsylvania residents, and those who come from racial populations underrepresented in medicine are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The Institute for Women's Health and Leadership is the home of the Woman One Award and Scholarship Fund.  Woman One has the dual purpose of raising medical scholarships for talented underrepresented minority women who intend to serve disadvantaged communities and honoring annually a woman of outstanding leadership.  Woman One honorees have included Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Olympic Gold Medalist Dawn Staley. In its seventh year, Woman One continues to connect DUCOM to the greater Philadelphia community by engaging businesses and foundations in supporting Drexel's diversity initiatives.  The Scholarship Fund provides $80,000 to each Woman One Scholar over the course of four years of medical school.  There are currently eleven Scholars spanning all four classes at DUCOM, one of whom is an MD/PhD candidate; two Scholars have graduated and are working in underserved communities in North Philadelphia and Houston.

Learn more about Woman One.

For more information about Diversity in Medical Education, please contact:

Sherita Glenn
Program Coordinator
Student Affairs and Diversity

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