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The Drexel Pathway to Medical School (DPMS) program is a Master of Science degree program 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 socioeconomically disadvantaged and/or belong to groups underrepresented in the medical profession.

Students who successfully complete the one-year Drexel Pathway to Medical School program and achieve academic and professional benchmarks are accepted into Drexel's MD program.

Conveniently located the heart of 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 Our Students & Alums

William Justice, MD Program Class of 2022

Meet William Justice, MD Program Class of 2022

Ahead of Match Day, William Justice, MD Program Class of 2022, reflected on his medical school journey and his hopes for the future. Read more.

Shana Talbot, Drexel MD Program Class of 2022

Meet Shana Talbot, Drexel MD Program Class of 2022

Ahead of Match Day, Shana Talbot, MD Program Class of 2022, shared reflections on her medical school journey and her hopes for the future. Read more.

Josette Graves, Drexel MD Program Student, DPMS Alum

Meet Josette Graves, Drexel Pathway to Medical School, Class of 2021

"I am looking forward to connecting with my classmates and exploring the area! Given our small class size at the West Reading campus, our inaugural class will feel like family." Read more.

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 pre-med 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 25th 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 267.359.2761.

Program News

"Programs Look to Provide Career Pathways for Underserved"

Community & Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (June 1, 2021)

Drexel Pathway to Medical School Paves the Way to Success

At the start of the academic year, the class of 2023 came together to celebrate their initiation to medical school during the White Coat Ceremony. Among them stood 27 students who are alumni of the DPMS program. This was the largest group from the program so far to be accepted into the College of Medicine's MD program. Read more.

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