Intensive Medical Sciences

Major: Intensive Medical Sciences
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Semester
Total Credit Hours: 35.0

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 26.9999
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9121

About the Program

This is a one-year intensive, non-thesis special master's program for students who have completed their pre‐medical school coursework and wish to enhance their credentials for medical school application by taking courses equivalent in rigor to first-year medical school coursework.

Taking highly rigorous courses comparable to the first year of medical school permits medical school admissions committees to directly evaluate a student's competence. In addition, it provides students an opportunity to test their preparation and motivation for medical school. It is intended for students who believe that their undergraduate performance did not fully reflect their academic abilities and are now prepared to compete in medical school courses and demonstrate that they can excel.

Additional 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: CoM_MedicalSciences@drexel.edu

For more information about this program, visit the College of Medicine's Intensive Medical Sciences webpage.

Admission Requirements

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher can be considered for this program. In addition, applicants must have a minimum MCAT total score of 507 (with no section less than 126) or 511 (with no section less than 124) to be considered for the guaranteed interview option at the Drexel MD program. Due to the rigor of the program, full-time commitment to the curriculum is essential.

Degree Requirements

IMSP 502SMedicine and Society3.0
IMSP 506SMedical Professionalism and Leadership 3.0
IMSP 513SMedical Biochemistry6.0
IMSP 522SMedical Physiology I3.0
IMSP 523SMedical Physiology II3.0
IMSP 542SMedical Microanatomy I4.0
IMSP 543SMedical Microanatomy II2.0
IMSP 544SMedical Immunology I2.5
IMSP 545SMedical Immunology II1.5
IMSP 552SMedical Nutrition1.0
IMSP 562SMedical Neuroanatomy6.0
Total Credits35.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
IMSP 502S3.0IMSP 506S3.0
IMSP 513S6.0IMSP 523S3.0
IMSP 522S3.0IMSP 543S2.0
IMSP 542S4.0IMSP 545S1.5
IMSP 544S2.5IMSP 552S1.0
 IMSP 562S6.0
 18.5 16.5
Total Credits 35
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