In 1787, twenty-four leading physicians in Philadelphia founded the College, intending it to become a nexus of medical information and professional collegiality. In doing so, the Fellows of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia established one of the world's finest medical libraries and an unrivaled medical museum. This historic purpose has been sustained by the service and commitment of the Fellows. They are instrumental in upholding our mission: to advance the cause of health and uphold the ideals and heritage of medicine.
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Physicians, civic leaders, public health advocates, academics, and other professionals come together for health-related lectures, public policy debates, and scholarship. The spirit of collegiality that founded the College in 1787 remains vibrant today. The participation of the Fellowship is instrumental to all College activities and programs -- from identifying the pathological specimens in the Mütter Museum, to serving as mentors in our teen programs, to presenting lectures in their fields of expertise.
For further information, please contact the Fellowship Office at 215-399-2333. Information about Qualifications and Benefits of becoming a Fellow can be found here.