Certificate in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Certificate Level: Graduate
Admissions Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Graduate
Number of Credits to Completion: 24.0
Instructional Delivery: Campus, Hybrid, Online
Calendar Type: Semester
Maximum time Frame: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility:
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About the Program
The School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies offers the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (IHS) certificate program. IHS is designed to provide students an opportunity to learn about the many professional venues through which medicine is practiced and health care delivered in this country, while taking graduate electives in a variety of medical and health related-sciences. Through rigorous coursework, students will be able to prepare for a broad spectrum of professional opportunities within the health sciences.
Students take 12.0-18.0 credits per semester for a minimum of 24.0 total credits, working with the program director to select the courses that best suit their career goals. For those students wishing to pursue medical school, an optional MCAT preparatory course is offered during the spring semester through the program.
For more information about the program, visit the College of Medicine's Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Certificate program page.
|IHS 500S||Career Counseling in the Health Sciences Seminar I||1.0|
|Working with an advisor, students select four courses from the following:||11.0|
|Ethical Issues in Research|
|Intro to Clinical Trials|
|Scientific Wriring and Medical Literature|
|Current Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research|
|Fundamentals of Compliance|
|Informatics in Pharm Res & Development|
|Animal Models for Biomedical Research|
|Fundamentals of Histology|
|Medical Microbiology I|
|Concepts in Bioch & Cell Biolo|
|IHS 501S||Career Counseling in the Health Sciences Seminar II||1.0|
|MSPP 525S||Community Dimensions of Medici||2.0|
|Working with an advisor, students select two additional courses from the following:||6.0|
|Principles of Epidemiology|
|Biology & Care Of Lab Animals|
|Medical Microbiology II|
|Special Topics in Anatomy|
|Biological Function & Regulation|
For more information, visit the Drexel University College of Medicine's Interdisciplinary Health Sciences web page
Applicants to the program are required to have a bachelor’s degree from a US accredited institution or its equivalent. The applicant should have successfully completed a year of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics with respective laboratory sections and have a GPA of approximately 2.50 or better. In addition, students should have approximately a 15 or better on the MCAT exam with no science section below 5, comparable scores from other health professional aptitude exams (i.e., DAT), or have scores near the 50th percentile on the general GRE. The admissions committee reviews each application in its entirety for consideration.
The program's application can be found on the College of Medicine's Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Certificate Admissions web page.