Drexel Pathway to Medical School

Major: Drexel Pathway to Medical School
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 44.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 26.9999
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-1029

About the Program 

This intensive, one-year master's degree program provides candidates a conditional acceptance for matriculation into the Drexel University College of Medicine's MD program following successful completion of the DPMS program. The intensive introductory summer enrichment curriculum provides small group instruction. Throughout the program, students are supported with individualized learning strategy enhancement, peer mentors, and tutors.

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

Visit the Drexel University College of Medicine's website for more information on the Drexel Pathway to Medical School program.

Admission Requirements

The program is open to all premedical students who have successfully completed the prerequisite coursework for medical school with a grade of C or better. All applications to the DPMS program are considered by the College of Medicine which utilizes a holistic review process. While there are no specific minimum or maximum GPA or score requirements, a typical competitive applicant has a GPA above 2.9 and an MCAT above the 25th percentile. If an applicant is chosen for an interview, they will be notified by the College of Medicine.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
DPMS 500SMedical Science Preparation1.0
DPMS 501SCritical Thinking and Scientific Communication Seminar 2.0
DPMS 502SAccelerated Introductory Medical Biostatistics3.0
IMSP 513SMedical Biochemistry6.0
MSPA 520SMedical Terminology3.0
IMSP 506SMedical Professionalism and Leadership 3.0
IMSP 522SMedical Physiology I3.0
IMSP 523SMedical Physiology II3.0
IMSP 542SMedical Microanatomy I4.0
MSPP 513SAdvanced Human Anatomy4.0
Neurobiology of Mental Illness
Functional Neuroanatomy
Medical Immunology I
Medical Immunology II
Concepts in Science and Verbal Reasoning I
Concepts in Science and Verbal Reasoning II
Total Credits44.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
Pre-Fall*IMSP 513S6.0IMSP 506S3.0
DPMS 500S1.0IMSP 522S3.0IMSP 523S3.0
DPMS 501S2.0IMSP 542S4.0MSPP 513S4.0
DPMS 502S3.0Electives - Select from the list below:6.0Electives - Select from the list below:6.0
MSPA 520S3.0
 9 19 16
Total Credits 44

Pre-Fall Term begins six weeks before the start of the first term.

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