Drexel Pathway to Medical School

Major: Drexel Pathway to Medical School
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Semester
Total Credit Hours: 47.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 26.9999
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-1029

About the Program 

This intensive, one-year master's degree program provides qualifying candidates a conditional acceptance for matriculation into Drexel University's College of Medicine following successful completion of the program. Small-group instruction is provided during the intensive introductory summer enrichment portion of the curriculum and individual counseling with an administrative advocate is available throughout the program.

More information:

Drexel University College of Medicine
Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
New College Building, Room 4104
245 North 15th Street, Mail Stop 344
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 215-762-4692
Email: medicalsciences@drexelmed.edu

Visit the Drexel University College of Medicine's website: Drexel Pathway to Medical School Program.

Admission Requirements

The program is open to all premedical students who have successfully completed the prerequisite coursework for medical school with a grade of C or better. All applications to the DPMS program are considered by the College of Medicine which utilizes a holistic review process. While there are no specific minimum or maximum GPA or score requirements, a typical competitive applicant has a GPA above 2.9 and an MCAT above the 25th percentile. If an applicant is chosen for an interview, they will be notified by the College of Medicine.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
DPMS 500SMedical Science Preparation1.0
DPMS 501SCritical Thinking and Scientific Communication Seminar 2.0
DPMS 502SAccelerated Introductory Medical Biostatistics3.0
IMSP 513SMedical Biochemistry8.0
MSPA 520SMedical Terminology3.0
IMSP 506SMedical Professionalism and Leadership 2.0
IMSP 522SMedical Physiology I3.5
IMSP 523SMedical Physiology II3.5
IMSP 542SMedical Microanatomy I5.0
MSPP 513SAdvanced Human Anatomy4.0
Electives12.0
Neurobiology of Mental Illness
Functional Neuroanatomy
Medical Immunology I
Medical Immunology II
Concepts in Science and Verbal Reasoning I
Concepts in Science and Verbal Reasoning II
Total Credits47.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
DPMS 500SMedical Science Preparation1.0
DPMS 501SCritical Thinking and Scientific Communication Seminar 2.0
DPMS 502SAccelerated Introductory Medical Biostatistics3.0
MSPA 520SMedical Terminology3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 2
IMSP 513SMedical Biochemistry8.0
IMSP 522SMedical Physiology I3.5
IMSP 542SMedical Microanatomy I5.0
Electives - Select from list below:6.0
Neurobiology of Mental Illness  
Medical Immunology I 
Concepts in Science and Verbal Reasoning I 
 Term Credits22.5
Term 3
IMSP 506SMedical Professionalism and Leadership 2.0
IMSP 523SMedical Physiology II3.5
MSPP 513SAdvanced Human Anatomy4.0
Electives - Select from list below:6.0
Functional Neuroanatomy  
Medical Immunology II 
Concepts in Science and Verbal Reasoning II 
 Term Credits15.5
Total Credit: 47.0
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