Evening Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program
Certificate Level: Undergraduate
Admissions Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 32.0
Instructional Delivery: Campus
Calendar Type: Semester
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Effective Fall 2015, this certificate program is transitioning to a non-degree preparatory program with no certificate.
About the Program
The School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies at Drexel University’s College of Medicine offers the part-time Evening Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical certificate. This program gives individuals who hold a non-science baccalaureate degree the opportunity to continue working while they take courses in the evening to prepare themselves for medical, veterinary, dental, podiatric, chiropractic, or other allied health professional schools. This program also affords the individual who took science courses many years ago the opportunity to revisit the sciences. The structured program is the equivalent of five semesters completed in succession.
Linkage agreements have been established to allow students direct entry into medical school programs immediately after successful completion of the PMED program. These schools include Drexel University College of Medicine, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.
The curriculum offers the prerequisite science courses required by most health professional schools. During the first year, general chemistry and general physics with laboratories are offered. During the second year, students take organic chemistry and general biology in the summer and fall semesters. Outside of the program, the opportunity for students to take additional courses through Drexel University is available. Due to modifications beings made to the MCAT in 2015, a biochemistry course will be made available through the PMED program.
For more information, visit Drexel's College of Medicine Evening Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program web page.
|PMED 111S||General Chemistry I||3.0|
|PMED 112S||General Chemistry I Lab||1.0|
|PMED 121S||General Physics I||3.0|
|PMED 122S||General Physics I Lab||1.0|
|PMED 131S||General Chemistry II||3.0|
|PMED 132S||General Chemistry II Lab||1.0|
|PMED 141S||General Physics II||3.0|
|PMED 142S||General Physics II Lab||1.0|
|PMED 211S||General Biology I||3.0|
|PMED 212S||General Biology I Lab||1.0|
|PMED 221S||Organic Chemistry I||3.0|
|PMED 222S||Organic Chemistry I Lab||1.0|
|PMED 231S||General Biology II||3.0|
|PMED 232S||General Biology II Lab||1.0|
|PMED 241S||Organic Chemistry II||3.0|
|PMED 242S||Organic Chemistry II Lab||1.0|
Students applying to the program must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States. Admission into the program is competitive because of the limited number of seats. Applicants are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.
An applicant should have a minimum combined SAT score of 1000 or ACT score of 21 and a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00. For those individuals far removed from the college years, additional factors, or other more recent coursework, will be considered.
Applicants to the program should have at least 6.0 semester credits of coursework in English literature and the behavioral sciences (psychology, sociology, or philosophy), as that is a requirement for admission into most health professional schools. The opportunity exists within the program to acquire these courses if a student without these courses is accepted. A strong understanding of algebra and trigonometry is a prerequisite for the program. Calculus will also be beneficial.
The program's application can be found on the College of Medicine's Evening Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med Certificate Admissions web page.