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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Pre-medical & Pre-health Programs

Founded in 1981, the Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs helps talented students develop strong, well-rounded academic portfolios, and become competitive candidates for seats in health professional schools. We offer five different master of science degrees, including one and two-year programs, and an evening certificate program, each designed for students with different backgrounds, and varied career goals in the health professions.

Our courses are taught by College of Medicine faculty. A number of our programs offer linkage agreements with Drexel’s and other MD programs, extensive MCAT preparation courses at no additional charge, and courses equivalent to those offered during first year of medical school. All of our programs offer tutoring, and academic and career counseling services, including mock interviews. Our faculty and staff have extensive experience with medical school admissions and provide our students with valuable guidance on applying to and interviewing at health professional schools.

Explore our programs and see how we can help you achieve your goal of a career in the health professions.

Biomedical Studies program graduate students in the classroom at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Biomedical Studies

The Biomedical Studies program is a two-year master's degree program designed for students who have completed the required health professional school prerequisites and may need to strengthen their science background and/or MCAT score before applying to medical or other health professional schools. The curriculum offers preparation for the MCAT, undergraduate science review courses and graduate-level courses to prepare students for the rigor of health professional schools.

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Drexel Pathway to Medical School

The Drexel Pathway to Medical School is a one-year master's degree program with early assurance into the College of Medicine. The program provides students who have taken premed classes the opportunity to further enhance their academic background in preparation for medical school studies. Drexel Pathway to Medical School program students who meet the GPA and MCAT score requirements matriculate into the medical school.

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Graduate students in the Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical

The Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program allows an individual with a non-science baccalaureate degree the opportunity to continue his or her current career while working during the evenings to prepare for medical, veterinary, dental, podiatric, chiropractic or other allied health professional schools.

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A Interdepartmental Medical Science graduate student examining a slide at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Interdepartmental Medical Science

The Interdepartmental Medical Science program helps students gain entry into U.S. medical schools by allowing them to test their preparation, motivation, and commitment to medicine through an interdisciplinary curriculum. This program integrates basic science courses and presents them through clinical system-based modules. These courses are taught at the level of first year medical school work by Drexel University College of Medicine faculty.

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Graduate students in a Interdisciplinary Health Sciences lecture at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program is unique because it offers coursework from multiple programs and disciplines in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies. The flexible curriculum of this full-time, two-year master of science program allows students to create an academic experience consistent with their health care career goals.

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Pink gloved hands with dropper, medical science graduate student at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Medical Science

The Master of Science in Medical Science program is a rigorous, two-year degree program that couples a challenging and rich curriculum with engaged and personalized student advisement. The program is designed to provide talented students interested in applying to medical school both medical knowledge and research competencies.

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Meet Our Students & Alumni
 

Mariah Elly, Drexel Biomedical Studies Program Alum

Biomedical Studies Alum Mariah Elly
"I strongly believe this program is what got me into medical school, and not just one but several. Through the program I became a competitive applicant and was sufficiently prepared for medical school. The graduate school preparation also helped me fine-tune my study strategies, so now I'm a more effective learner, and I know exactly what to focus on." Read Mariah's Story

Saba Bakhtiari, Drexel Biomedical Studies Program Alum

Meet Biomedical Studies Alum Saba Bakhtiari
"The Biomedical Studies program is a place where you have to work really hard, but it also teaches you how to work hard and be more efficient. It's a great program for anyone who wants to take some time between their undergraduate degree and medical school, and it provides an opportunity to get involved with research." Read Saba's Story

Kelly Holst, Drexel Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program Alum

Meet Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Alum Kelly Holst
"I had been a practicing dental hygienist long enough to know I wanted to return to school to continue my education to become a dentist. The Drexel Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program offered all the pre-requisites I would need to apply to dental programs and was centrally located to my job and home at the time. I also had a friend that attended the Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program at Drexel and spoke very highly of the faculty and curriculum." Read Kelly's story.

James Mantas, Drexel Biomedical Studies Program Alum

Biomedical Studies Alum James Mantas
"Once I made the decision to pursue a medical education, I knew that I needed to improve my candidacy and began looking for programs to that end. I found the MBS program online and felt that its blend of undergraduate, graduate and medical school work coupled with MCAT training was perfectly tailored to my needs. I could not have made a better decision as the program was integral to my ultimate acceptance to medical schools." Read more about James.


Douglas Baird, PhD - Director, Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs

Douglas Baird, PhD
Director, Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs

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