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Drexel University College of Medicine offers an innovative program for physicians wishing to return to active clinical practice, enhance their focus or area of interest, or prepare for admission to U.S. graduate medical education training programs.
Drexel Medicine® Physician Refresher/Re-Entry Course utilizes the College's excellence in medical education and instructional technology resources. The program includes onsite and distance-learning modules, which may be taken in sequence or independently.
In addition to a high-caliber clinical experience, these 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 which would include activities completed during the preceptorship, a certificate of completion, a transcript and assessment outcomes.
- A physician who wishes to return to active clinical medicine after an extended leave
- A physician who wishes to enhance your focus or area of interest and need a primary medical update
- An international medical graduate who wishes to become acculturated into the U.S. medical system in order to enhance your competitiveness for a U.S. graduate medical education training program
- A physician who wishes to enhance your clinical skills
Our program may be right for you. Learn more about our programs and their offerings.
Physician Refresher/Re-Entry Course in the Media
"Regional Refresher/Re-entry Course for OB-GYN Physicians" (download PDF)
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Newsletter, (Spring 2013)
Physician Refresher/Reentry Course: To Regain Up-to-Date Clinical Knowledge & Skills
The Pulse, National Association of Physician Recruiters' newsletter (2013)
"Regional Refresher/Re-entry Course for OB-GYN Physicians"
Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia Newsletter (February 2013)
"Returning Physicians to the Workforce: History, Progress, and Challenges"
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (2012)
"Assessment of an Innovative Instructional Program to Return Non-practicing Physicians to the Workforce"
Medical Teacher (2012)
"Years After Leaving Practice, Some Doctors Choose to Return"
ACP Internist (February 2011)
"AMA Seeks Clear Path for Doctors' Re-entry Into Medicine"
American Medical News (February 28, 2011)
"A Quarter-century of Experience with Career Change Education: An option for turning specialists into generalists"
Academic Medicine (January 1995)
"A Physician Retraining Program Assessment Update"
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