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Welcome to Tower Health Academic Affairs!

Pursuing academic excellence is one of the fundamental mission-based pillars of Tower Health, and is embraced by Tower Health leadership, faculty, staff, and all learners. Academic Affairs serves as a resource to ensure the highest quality and excellence of education and research programs, and accreditation compliance for the education programs in Tower Health.

Academic Affairs oversees Undergraduate Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, the Clinical Trials Office, and Library Services throughout the Tower Health system. Academic Affairs and Reading Hospital jointly provide oversight for the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences.

Academic Affairs also serves as an academic liaison between Tower Health and Drexel University College of Medicine, our main medical education partner. Academic Affairs supports the faculty appointments and promotions at Drexel University College of Medicine for Tower Health faculty. Academic Affairs also facilitates the clinical rotation experience at Tower Health hospitals for Drexel medical students.

The Academic Affairs’ Graduate Medical Education team administers and supports a large portfolio of outstanding residency and fellowship programs across Tower Health and serves as a liaison between Tower Health and all accreditation organizations in Graduate Medical Education.

The Continuing Medical Education Office serves healthcare professionals at all Tower Health entities and their surrounding communities by providing a comprehensive selection of continuing educational activities to that includes live and virtual events, as well as an extensive offering of internet-based enduring materials.  The office plays a crucial role in supporting residency and fellowship programs in their development of grand rounds, faculty development, and other academic activities.

The Clinical Trials Office supports the faculty to conduct a wide variety of clinical trials across Tower Health, and actively participates in the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network.

The Library Services Department provides information resources and services customized to the needs of healthcare professionals, residents/fellows, employees, and students across all Tower Health entities.

Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences has been educating healthcare professionals since 1889, and is recognized for outstanding academics and clinical experiences. Many of our graduates choose to stay at Tower Health hospitals after their graduation.

I invite you to have a closer look, and explore at the individual sections of the Academic Affairs at Tower Health.

  • Wei Du, MD

    Wei Du, MD

    Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs Chief Academic Officer Designated Institutional Official
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Graduate Medical Education

The GME mission of Tower Health is to create and sustain a clinical learning environment that provides physicians-in-training with the education and experiences that will make help them become skilled and compassionate healthcare practitioners.

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Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences

Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences is recognized for outstanding academics and clinical experience. Their accredited programs equip graduates with valuable practice experience through on-site and community-based clinical opportunities.

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Continuing Medical Education

Tower Health offers a wide range of on-site continuing medical education programs at Reading Hospital and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Library Services

Library Services

We provide information resources and services to healthcare staff, residents, employees and students.

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We support clinical research by providing space, staff, tools, and services for conducting clinical studies.

Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health Building

Major Academic Partner: Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health

Located in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health is affiliated with Reading Hospital, which is a Magnet Recognized acute care facility. 

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Medical Education at St. Chris

​Medical education has been an integral part of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for more than 60 years.

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Academic Affairs Newsroom

The Academic Affairs Newsroom features a curated collection of compelling stories, current events, and press releases that highlight our remarkable achievements, groundbreaking research, and pivotal educational initiatives.

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Transformative Medicine

Transformative Medicine is a quarterly, open-access, peer-reviewed medical journal published by Tower Health, with original research, reviews, quality improvement, commentaries, and case reports.

GME Academy and Faculty Development

GME Academy and Faculty Development

Our GME Academy and Faculty Development area teaches the principles of adult learning, as well as the administrative and regulatory requirements of Graduate Medical Education. (Note: This resource is only available to those on the Tower Health network.)

Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health Inaugural Class of 2025

Watch as the Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health Inaugural Class of 2025 tours Reading Hospital, sees West Reading's community murals, and paints a section of a new mural.

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