The Drexel Pathway to Medical School (DPMS) is a one-year master's degree program with early assurance into the College of Medicine. The program provides students who have taken pre-med classes the opportunity to further enhance their academic background in preparation for medical school studies. Drexel Pathway to Medical School students who meet the GPA and MCAT score requirements matriculate into the MD program.
The early assurance is a conditional acceptance for matriculation into Drexel University College of Medicine following successful completion of the program with achievement of the academic and professional benchmarks outlined in the DPMS program policies.
The purpose of the Drexel Pathway to Medical School program is to promote diversity at Drexel University College of Medicine by providing opportunities to individuals who come from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Meet Drexel Pathway to Medical School Alumna Bettie Yeboah
"The [Drexel Pathway to Medical School] faculty were amazing. I found I could go to a professor's office whenever I needed support. The professors here really care about you and want to see you succeed. They really want to see us—people of color, women, other minorities—become doctors, and they will go to great lengths to help."
Read Bettie's Story.
Is Drexel Pathway to Medical School for Me?
The Drexel Pathway to Medical School program is designed for students who want to attend Drexel's MD program and have taken traditional premed coursework (one year of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and physics with a lab) and the MCAT before applying.
Applicants who are usually accepted into the program include:
- Students from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds
- Students who are underrepresented minorities in the health professions
- Students who have MCAT scores from the 27th percentile or better in each section or overall
- Students who have an undergraduate science or overall GPA of 2.9 or better.
For specific admission requirements please visit our how to apply to the Drexel Pathway to Medical School program page.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at CoM_MedicalSciences@drexel.edu or 215.762.4692.