Intensive Medical Sciences

Major: Intensive Medical Science
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Semester
Total Credit Hours: 39.0

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 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 that are equal in rigor to first-year medical science work.

Taking highly rigorous courses at a comparable level of first year medical school permits medical school admissions committees to directly evaluate the student's competence. In addition, it also give 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 who are now prepared to compete in medical school courses and demonstrate that they can excel.

For more information about this program, visit the College of Medicine's Intensive Medical Science web page.

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: CoM_MedicalSciences@drexel.edu

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). 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 Biochemistry8.0
IMSP 522SMedical Physiology I3.5
IMSP 523SMedical Physiology II3.5
IMSP 542SMedical Microanatomy I5.0
IMSP 543SMedical Microanatomy II3.0
IMSP 544SMedical Immunology I1.5
IMSP 545SMedical Immunology II1.5
IMSP 552SMedical Nutrition1.0
IMSP 562SMedical Neuroanatomy6.0
Total Credits39.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits
IMSP 502SMedicine and Society3.0
IMSP 513SMedical Biochemistry8.0
IMSP 522SMedical Physiology I3.5
IMSP 542SMedical Microanatomy I5.0
IMSP 544SMedical Immunology I1.5
 Term Credits21.0
Spring
IMSP 506SMedical Professionalism and Leadership 3.0
IMSP 523SMedical Physiology II3.5
IMSP 543SMedical Microanatomy II3.0
IMSP 545SMedical Immunology II1.5
IMSP 552SMedical Nutrition1.0
IMSP 562SMedical Neuroanatomy6.0
 Term Credits18.0
Total Credit: 39.0
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