Drexel Pathway to Medical School (DPMS) Certificate Program
About the Program
Track I = 37.0 semester credits
Track II = 28.0 semester credits
The Drexel Pathway to Medical School (DPMS) Program is an early assurance program that provides students from lower socioeconomic/disadvantaged backgrounds a unique opportunity to prove their ability to succeed in a medical school program. Students take a combination of graduate and medical school courses. Track 1 program students are also provided with an MCAT preparation course. They are required to sit for the MCAT following completion of the spring semester as well as additional courses that prepare them for taking the MCAT in the spring semester. Track 2 program students have been accepted into the program with a qualifying MCAT and therefore do not need to retake the exam. Instead, they are required to take an additional medical school course on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. If successful in the DPMS program, the student will be granted automatic admission into the College of Medicine following completion of the program.
See the Drexel Pathway to Medical School (DPMS) page on the College of Medicine's web site for application information.
About the Certificate Curriculum
Students who complete and pass all courses with a minimum grade of C included in the Drexel Pathway to Medical School program curriculum, achieve a minimum 2.75 graduate GPA, and for Track 1 students, release new official MCAT scores to the program, will be granted a certificate of program completion.
Track 1 program students achieving a 3.00 graduate GPA, a minimum score of 7 Verbal Reasoning, 8 Physical Science, M Writing Sample, and 8 Biological Science on a new MCAT will retain their acceptance to the College of Medicine and begin studies in the fall.
Track 2 program students achieving a minimum 3.00 graduate GPA and passing the Medical Immunology course also retain their acceptance and matriculate into the College of Medicine in the fall.
Students who do not retain their acceptance to Drexel University College of Medicine may be considered for acceptance into the Drexel Pathway to Medical School II program, where they can earn a Master of Science degree with an additional year of coursework
Continuing for a Master of Science Degree
After completion of the certificate portion of the program, some students may desire to pursue a Master of Science degree. See the list below for the additional courses required to be awarded a Drexel Pathway to Medical School Master of Science degree.
|Summer Enrichment Program|
|DPMS 500S||MEDICAL SCIENCE PREPARATION||1|
|IMSP 510S||MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY I||7.5|
|IMSP 520S||MEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY I||3.5|
|Select one of the following:||3.0-6.0|
MCAT Review (Track 1 students) (6 credits)
|PHRM 512S||GRADUATE PHARMACOLOGY||3|
|IMSP 511S||MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY II||0.5|
|MSPP 513S||SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANATOMY||4|
|IMSP 521S||MEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY II||3.5|
|IMSP 530S||BASIC IMMUNOLOGY||1.5|
|After completion of the certificate portion of the program, students desiring to continue on to pursue the Master of Science take the following additional courses|
|Summer Research Project|
|MSPP 550S||RESEARCH PROJECT||2|
|IMSP 502S||MEDICINE AND SOCIETY I||3|
|IMSP 540S||CELL BIOLOGY & MICROANATOMY I||5|
|IMSP 550S||MEDICAL NUTRITION||1|
|IMSP 570S||MEDICAL IMMUNOLOGY||3|
|MSPP 505S||LAB TECH IN BIOCH & MOLEC BIOL *||2|
|IDPT 501S||BIOSTATISTICS I||2|
|IMSP 541S||CELL BIOLOGY & MICROANATOMY II||3|
|IMSP 560S||MEDICAL NEUROSCIENCE||6|
Alternately, students can choose to take MSPP 505S in the Spring semester.