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
"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.
Message from the Program Director
I wanted to let you know about our Drexel Pathway to Medical School (DPMS) program. But first, a little about Drexel and the College of Medicine. Nearly 130 years ago, A.J. Drexel decided a practically focused, technology-promoting, innovative institution was needed, and he founded one: Drexel. Read more.
Message From Dean Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, PhD
It is with great enthusiasm that I announce that Dr. Ana Núñez will serve as Interim Director of Drexel's Pathway to Medicine Program. Dr. Núñez has been worked with our DPMS students for many years, and has been a champion of our student's achievement's. She is committed to helping ensure our students achieve success. We welcome Dr. Núñez's guidance and leadership.
Ana E. Núñez, MD is a Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Director of the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and Women's Health Education Program at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Learn more about Dr. Nunez.