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The Drexel Pathway to Medical School (DPMS) program is a Master of Science degree designed for talented, underserved students who have interest in attending Drexel's MD program and have completed traditional pre-med coursework as well as the MCAT prior to applying. DPMS accepts individuals who are socio-economically disadvantaged and/or belong to groups underrepresented in the medical profession.

Students who successfully complete the 1-year DPMS program, including achievement of academic and professional benchmarks, are accepted into Drexel's MD program.

Conveniently located in center city Philadelphia, this one-year program offers a unique opportunity for dedicated students to further enhance their academic backgrounds by completing rigorous coursework that builds skills for clinical problem-solving.

The DPMS program furthers Drexel University College of Medicine's commitment to diversity.

Meet Drexel Pathway to Medical School Alumna Bettie Yeboah

Bettie Yeboah, Drexel Pathway to Medical School Graduate

"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 or 215.762.4692.

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