Evening Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program

Certificate Level: Undergraduate
Admissions Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 32.0
Instructional Delivery: Campus; Hybrid
Calendar Type: Semester
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility:
Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.1199
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9121


About the Program

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies at Drexel University’s College of Medicine offers the part-time Evening Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical certificate (PMED). 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, delivered either face-to-face or in a hybrid format with asynchronous lectures and on-campus labs.  

A linkage opportunity has been established for successful students upon completion of the PMED program. In addition, affiliation agreements include Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.

The program consists of 5 semesters parsed out over 2 years. 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 along with an elective math course. During the second year, students take organic chemistry and general biology in the summer and fall semesters. In the final spring semester, a formal MCAT review course is offered to students, expense-free. In addition, two elective courses are offered including Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Sociology & Psychology.

Admission Requirements

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.

The program's application can be found on the College of Medicine's Evening Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med Certificate Admissions webpage.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
PMED 111SGeneral Chemistry I3.0
PMED 112SGeneral Chemistry I Lab1.0
PMED 121SGeneral Physics I3.0
PMED 122SGeneral Physics I Lab1.0
PMED 131SGeneral Chemistry II3.0
PMED 132SGeneral Chemistry II Lab1.0
PMED 141SGeneral Physics II3.0
PMED 142SGeneral Physics II Lab1.0
PMED 211SGeneral Biology I3.0
PMED 212SGeneral Biology I Lab1.0
PMED 221SOrganic Chemistry I3.0
PMED 222SOrganic Chemistry I Lab1.0
PMED 231SGeneral Biology II3.0
PMED 232SGeneral Biology II Lab1.0
PMED 241SOrganic Chemistry II3.0
PMED 242SOrganic Chemistry II Lab1.0
College Algebra & Trigonometry
Conceptual Reviews in General and Organic Chemistry
Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Registered for Degree Only
Special Topics in Pre-Medical
Special Topics in Pre-Medical
Total Credits32.0

Sample Plan of Study 

First Year
PMED 111S3.0PMED 131S3.0PMED 211S3.0
PMED 112S1.0PMED 132S1.0PMED 212S1.0
PMED 121S3.0PMED 141S3.0PMED 221S3.0
PMED 122S1.0PMED 142S1.0PMED 222S1.0
 8 8 8
Second Year
PMED 231S3.0
PMED 232S1.0 
PMED 241S3.0 
PMED 242S1.0 
 8 0 
Total Credits 32

Additional Information

For more information, visit Drexel's College of Medicine Evening Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program webpage.

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