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  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies offers over 40 doctoral, master's and professional development programs. These academic programs emphasize real-world experience and help guide students to make career decisions that best fit their abilities and evolving needs.

Prospective students have the opportunity to learn more about our programs at recruitment events held around the country and online. Learn more

Students are mentored by and work with world-renowned faculty members from the Graduate School and other Drexel colleges including Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Dornsife School of Public Health, Close School of Entrepreneurship, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and LeBow College of Business. This innovative, multidisciplinary approach provides students with a career-focused learning experience and extensive training in their chosen fields.


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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Division of Biomedical Science Programs

Our research-intensive PhD and master's programs prepare tomorrow's leaders in scientific investigation. Through innovative and collaborative curriculums, students receive hands-on training in basic, clinical and translational research.

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About interdisciplinary & career-oriented programs at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Interdisciplinary & Career-Oriented Programs

Interdisciplinary and career-oriented Master of Science and certificate programs are offered to students who wish to pursue or advance in a career in the health sciences. These programs emphasize the real-world application of science to careers in drug discovery, histotechnology, infectious disease, biomedicine, immunology and more.

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About pre-medical and pre-health programs at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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

Our pre-medical and pre-health programs prepare students for entry into medical, dental, optometry, chiropractic, podiatric and veterinary medical schools. We have helped thousands of students gain entry to these professional schools, as well as other advanced degree programs.

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Meet Our Students & Alumni
 

Rachel Allison, Drexel Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Class of 2023

Meet Rachel Allison, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Class of 2023

"While the coursework has been rigorous to prepare students for medical school, the support and guidance I’ve received from my peers and faculty has been the most invaluable to me in my personal and academic growth. In one year, I have become a better learner, gotten to know my advisors and professors on a level I did not have in my undergraduate years, and received advice unique to my own personal struggles that have helped me succeed in my coursework and exams." Read more.

Ben Haslund-Gourley

Meet Ben Haslund-Gourley, Drexel MD/PhD (Immunology and Microbiology) Program

"When I interviewed at Drexel, I was impressed with the caliber of the research combined with the welcoming attitude of the students and faculty and knew I could get the support and freedom to thrive." Read more.

Rusia H. Lee, Drexel Cancer Biology Program Class of 2018

Meet Rusia H. Lee, Cancer Biology Program Class of 2018

"What is for sure is that if you're open to it, you will learn everything from the tangible skills, like the biochemical assays and the actual benchwork, to the intangible skills, like lab etiquette and how to present data to your team/boss. No matter where you go in science, these are the skills that are highly sought after." Read more.


 
Graduate Student Demographics
 

2021-22 - Ethnicity

Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2021-22 - Race

2021-22 - Age

Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2021-22 - Age

2021-22 - Gender

Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2021-22 - Gender

2021-22 - International

Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2021-22 - International


 
Meet Our Faculty
 

Edward J. Hartsough, PhD

"I wasn't necessarily married to melanoma at all as a model system, but I’ve found over the years that the melanoma research community is great. The people are really welcoming. Everybody's really supportive, especially to young investigators, so I don't see myself leaving this community any time soon." Read more.

Edward Hartsough

Kimberly Dougherty, PhD

Dr. Kimberly Dougherty is an associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy and has been here for five years studying rhythm generating circuitry in the spinal cord. Dr. Dougherty is an engaging young scientist who recently reached the exciting milestone of graduating her first doctoral student. Read more.

Dr. Kimberly Dougherty - Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

 
News and Announcements
 

Innovation Shines at Tower Health Research Day

On October 12, Tower Health hosted its second annual Research Day. The event showcased the recent scholarly activity of fellows, residents and medical students across the health system through poster and podium presentations. Read more.

Commencement Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2022

The class of 2022 celebrated Commencement at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts at 9 a.m. on May 13, with an audience of family, friends, Drexel faculty and staff. The ceremony celebrated 552 MD program and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies students as they became alumni. Read more.

DrExcel Health Showcases Student-Driven Innovation

On April 29, multidisciplinary teams of medical and biomedical engineering students from the DrExcel Health student group gathered at Drexel University’s Bossone Research Center to present concepts for innovative medical devices. The event, DrExcel Health Demo Day, marked the student-driven, extracurricular group’s first in-person meeting in two years. Read more.

2022 Graduate School Faculty Awards

Drexel University College of Medicine's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies recently recognized faculty excellence with its Teaching and Mentoring Awards. Fellow faculty, staff and students selected faculty members to receive these honors. Read more.

College of Medicine’s Research Showcased at 2021 Discovery Day

Members of the College of Medicine community came together this week for Discovery Day 2021, gathering at the Philadelphia Convention Center to discuss original research. The Thursday, October 21 event showcased a variety of biomedical science and clinical research topics. Read more.

Platform Presentation at St. Chris Research Day

Dual Degree MD/MS program student Bhavya Kanuga was selected for a platform presentation at the 31st Annual Tower Health and St. Chris Research Day. He will be presenting his thesis research, “The Clinical Utility of the Thyroid Imaging and Reporting System (TI-RADS) in Risk Stratification of Pediatric Nodules Using Ultrasound,” during the Research Day Grand Rounds.

Students in the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies viewing slides under a microscope.