Because of the importance of research in undergraduate medical education, the College of Medicine has recently established the Office of Research for Medical Students. A variety of opportunities are available to students who are interested in doing research while in medical school.
Student Research Opportunities
There is a summer research program, which is a great opportunity for first-year medical students to engage in full-time research under the direction of a faculty member. Students conduct research during the academic year, and they can arrange to take a year off through The EDGE program to conduct research here at Drexel or away. We also have a two-week fourth-year elective in translational research. While conducting research is not a requirement of the medical school curriculum (unless you're a student in the M.D./Ph.D. program), over half of our students feel that it's an important part of their learning process and involve themselves voluntarily in the research, both on campus and off.
Drexel University College of Medicine offers 14 summer research fellowships for first-year medical students. The purpose of this program is to identify opportunities for first-year medical students to engage in full-time research under the direction of a member of the faculty. Learn more about summer research fellowships.
Areas of Research
Key areas of research at Drexel include, but are not limited to, cardiology, cell cycle regulation, maternal-fetal medicine, pulmonary biology, structural biology, neuroscience, and infectious disease. External and international research opportunities are also available. Learn more about research at Drexel University College of Medicine.
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