art supplies First-Year Courses

Community service is incorporated into the curriculum of Drexel University College of Medicine for first-year medical students.

The first-year service-learning courses provide medical students with an opportunity to learn, through direct experience, readings and discussions, about the social, economic, and cultural factors that impact health and the delivery of health-care.

Students spend time in the field at a community site, choosing from a variety of populations and projects. They also meet in small groups to discuss community-responsive medicine, and reflect upon their own values and beliefs in regard to community service.

Longitudinal Community Care Practicum (LCCP)

For all first year students.

Fourth-Year Course

Fourth-Year Community Health Elective

The fourth-year elective, Providing Health Care for Vulnerable Populations, is a clinical senior elective in medicine. Students gain experience working with vulnerable populations at one of three sites: the Keystone Homecare and Hospice, Covenant House or the Chinatown Clinic. In addition to working with physicians at these sites, students work with attorneys, social workers, teachers, lawyers, and other professionals, and assist in addressing various psycho-social issues pertaining to health.

Interested students should contact Elissa Goldberg with at least two months advance notice.