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Drexel Pathway to Medical School Curriculum

The Drexel Pathway to Medical School is a one-year master's degree program. The program provides students who have taken pre-med classes the opportunity to further enhance their academic background in preparation for medical school studies.

Program Level Outcomes

Graduates of the Drexel Pathway to Medical School program will achieve eight program level outcomes that describe the skills, competencies and knowledge gained through completion of the program curriculum.

  • Demonstrate medical sciences knowledge and competencies comparable to first year medical school curriculum
  • Develop the ability to be creative, critical, and analytical thinkers
  • Demonstrate knowledge base and skill set compatible with success in health professional programs
  • Develop competencies with statistics, data analysis, and interpretation
  • Develop the ability to critically read and analyze scientific literature and understand its impact on medicine and society
  • Demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively
  • Build the foundations of a professional network
  • Demonstrate professionalism and technical competencies required in the broad areas of observation, motor function, behavioral and social skills as related to effective medical practitioners

Course Listing

Drexel Pathway to Medical School program students who meet the GPA and MCAT score requirements matriculate into the medical school. The following outlines the program course list.

Summer Enrichment Program

DPMS 500S

Medical Science Preparation

1.0

DPMS 501S

Critical Thinking and Scientific Communication

2.0

DPMS 502S

Accelerated Intro to Medical Biostatistics

3.0

MSPS 520S

Medical Terminology

3.0

Fall Semester

IMSP 513S

Biochemical Basis of Disease

8.0

IMSP 522S

Function of the Human Body I

3.5

IMSP 542S

Cell Biology and Histology I

5.0

Electives: 6 credit hrs per semester for 12 credits total by end of fall semester

MSPP 404S

Concepts in Science and Verbal Reasoning I

6

IMSP 573S

Basic Immunology I

1.5

DPMS 503S

Neurobiology of Mental Illness

4.5

Spring Semester

IMSP 506S

Medical Professionalism and Leadership

2.0

MSPP 513S

Special Topics in Anatomy

4.0

IMSP 523S

Function of the Human Body II

3.5

Electives: 6 credit hrs per semester for 12 credits total by end of spring semester

MSPP 405S

Concepts in Science and Verbal Reasoning II

6

IMSP 574S

Basic Immunology II

1.5

DPMS 504S

Functional Neuroanatomy

4.5

Total Credits

47.0

Medical student reviewing x-ray images at a hospital.

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