The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs offers an evening program to prepare individuals who wish to pursue a career in the health professions. This unique program allows an individual with a non-science baccalaureate degree the opportunity to continue his or her current career while fulfilling undergraduate pre-requisite science courses for most health professional schools. Changing careers is often a very difficult decision for individuals to make. This program will help candidates transition into a new career by allowing them to maintain their current position while completing the prerequisite coursework for application to medical, dental, physician's assistant, veterinary or other health professional schools. This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.
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Meet an Alum
Meet Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program Alum Philip Lena
"I decided to enroll in a post-baccalaurate program in order to complete my pre-medical classes. As a Mechanical Engineer, I took Physics I/II and Chemistry I, but I never took Chemistry II, Biology I/II or Organic Chemistry I/II. Drexel's Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program allowed me to fulfill these courses, while also giving me a flexible schedule to do so. While I started taking these classes, my wife was a first year resident and we had just gotten engaged. Having the classes in the evening gave me the flexibility to help plan our wedding while also focusing on doing well in my classes." Read more about Philip.
Gaining admission into a medical or other health professional school is very competitive. A student in the program must excel in the science courses. Free tutoring services are available on campus. In addition, applying to medical school is a very tedious and a time-consuming task. The director and dedicated administrator of the Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program are available to students within the program to assist with this endeavor.
Health professional schools that have accepted or enrolled Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program graduates.
Schools attended by Class of 2014 graduates (# attending if >1)
- Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Drexel University College of Medicine (2)
- University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
- Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Schools that accepted or enrolled Class of 2015 graduates (# attending if >1)
- University of MD School of Dentistry (accept)
- University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (accept)
- Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (accept)
- Ross University School of Medicine (accept)