Yeah DUCOM is fine in terms of money. Its just that they will have to relocate things. I also heard that Tower was eyeing the hospital because of the recent news of DUCOM-Reading and the affiliation with Tower. I think this decision effects residents the most. Like @ciestar said, she barely rotated through HUH. They may just need to affiliate with more community hospitals to make up for the rotation spots lost at HUHSuper sad news about HUH. But to everyone else matriculating in the fall I don’t think the sky is falling.
Like others have said, there are a ton of clinical affiliations at DUCOM (some of which are known to have even better/less malignant cultures than HUH) that will be able to accommodate students. From my med student friends, you get out of clerkships what you put into them. So wherever we end up rotating we’ll still get a solid education. Plus, all of the sites still have residents and academic programs so it’s not like we’ll just be stuck with a single attending preceptor like some DO programs have their students do.
I think the absolute worst case scenario is more of us are assigned/asked to do an all-year rotation at Tower Health in Reading since it’s a massive hospital and it seems they can probably absorb the most students. It’s not Philly but it wouldn’t be the end of the world, especially since 90% of your time you’d be in the hospital anyway!
I’m still happy with my choice and excited to meet everyone in August!
Edit: And to reiterate what they said at 2nd look, Drexel is not in any financially precarious situation. They have plenty of money lol and are gonna be fine.