Regional Medical Campus for Drexel University College of Medicine
Crozer-Chester Medical Center serves as a regional medical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine. The designation is an expansion of Crozer’s longstanding academic affiliation with the college.
Regional medical campus is a term used by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to refer to hospitals and health systems that serve as alternative venues for medical students to gain clinical education. Under this designation, Drexel medical students have the option to select Crozer as their primary clinical campus, which means they can complete all of their required clinical rotations at the medical center during their third year of medical school. Crozer provides the full complement of training in core clinical areas.
The College of Medicine has six regional medical campuses and 17 academic campuses. Up to 24 students per medical class complete all of their clinical rotations at Crozer.
Crozer is a 300-bed, tertiary-care teaching hospital located in Upland, Pennsylvania. The hospital is part of Crozer Health, the largest employer, and health care provider in Delaware County. Crozer features the county’s only trauma and burn centers, a regional cancer center, a regional kidney transplant center, a Level III intensive care nursery, and advanced outpatient, surgical and acute care services. It admits more than 19,000 patients, treats approximately 53,000 Emergency Department patients and delivers about 1,700 babies per year.
Crozer has been a clinical campus of the College of Medicine for over 30 years. It hosts more than 100 medical students on site each day in the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Neurology, with full-time educators in each department.