Interdepartmental Medical Science

Major: Interdepartmental Medical Science
Degree Awarded: Master of Science
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

The Interdepartmental Medical Sciences (IMS) program is a one-year Master of Science degree program that combines challenging graduate science coursework and personalized advising to guide students through the medical school application process. Students take first-year equivalent medical school courses, including: Biochemical Basis of Disease; Function of the Human Body; Cell Biology & Histology; Basic & Clinical Immunology, Neuroanatomy: Structure & Function and Fundamentals of Nutrition & Diet. Students who complete the coursework successfully are guaranteed an interview with Drexel University College of Medicine's MD program through our linkage agreement.

Admission Requirements

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher can be considered for this program. In addition, applicants must have a minimum MCAT score of 27 (with no section less than 8), under the old system. Specific standards are being developed for the new MCAT, but at this time, it is expected that students should have a composite score at the 75 percentile or better in order to be considered for admission to the program.

Degree Requirements

IMSP 502SMedicine and Society I3.0
IMSP 506SMedical Professionalism and Leadership 3.0
IMSP 513SBiochemical Basis of Disease8.0
IMSP 522SFunction of the Human Body I3.5
IMSP 523SFunction of the Human Body II3.5
IMSP 542SCell Biology and Histology I5.0
IMSP 543SCell Biology and Histology II3.0
IMSP 544SBasic Immunology I1.5
IMSP 545SBasic Immunology II1.5
IMSP 552SFundamentals of Nutrition and Diet1.0
IMSP 562SNeuroanatomy: Structure and Function 6.0
Total Credits39.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits
IMSP 502SMedicine and Society I3.0
IMSP 513SBiochemical Basis of Disease8.0
IMSP 522SFunction of the Human Body I3.5
IMSP 542SCell Biology and Histology I5.0
IMSP 544SBasic Immunology I1.5
 Term Credits21.0
Spring
IMSP 506SMedical Professionalism and Leadership 3.0
IMSP 523SFunction of the Human Body II3.5
IMSP 543SCell Biology and Histology II3.0
IMSP 545SBasic Immunology II1.5
IMSP 552SFundamentals of Nutrition and Diet1.0
IMSP 562SNeuroanatomy: Structure and Function 6.0
 Term Credits18.0
Total Credit: 39.0
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