Accelerated BA/BS + MD in Biological Sciences + Medicine
The BA/BS + MD Accelerated Degree program allows students the opportunity to enter the Drexel University College of Medicine after three years of undergraduate study at Drexel. The program is open to majors in Biomedical Engineering (4-year with co-op), Engineering (4-year with co-op) and to Biology, Chemistry and Psychology majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The majority of BA/BS + MD students at Drexel are Biology majors. This is a highly accomplished group of students that are committed to pursuing a career in medicine. Qualified incoming Freshmen must be ranked in the top 10 percent of their class, have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a weighted 4.0 scale and a combined SAT of at least 1360 or ACT score of 31.
Entering classes admitted to the BA/BS + MD program had an average GPA of 3.94 and an average combined SAT score of 1527 or ACT 34 composite. Decisions on acceptance to the MS/MD program are made by the medical school admission committee at the Drexel College of Medicine. Accepted students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in all coursework including all STEM courses while an undergraduate, without repeating a course and with no grade less than a C. The MCAT is required to articulate.
Students in the BA/BS + MD program are not eligible for co-op, but they have opportunity to engage in research through STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) and participation in research with individual faculty within the Biology department and at Drexel Med. BA/BS + MD students also have opportunity for Study Abroad to engage in global opportunities.
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