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The application cycle for the 2022 program is now open for both the coming spring and next fall.
The Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (IHS) program targets students who would benefit from enhancing their applications to medical or other health professional schools.
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences students:
- Can improve their academic credentials by demonstrating success in graduate-level biomedical coursework with content relevant to their chosen health care profession
- May also choose to conduct a one-year mentored research project in conjunction with their coursework during their second year in the program
- Engage in meaningful community service and volunteer activities, which can be customized to suit their personal interests and skills
- Receive individual guidance while improving their professional portfolios through building curriculum vitae/resumes, writing personal statements and practicing interview skills
Learn more about the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences curriculum.
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Student News and Profiles
H.O.M.I.E.S Inc. primarily serves as a mentorship organization where mentors are paired with mentees who are in grades K-12. Uniquely, H.O.M.I.E.S Inc. specifically recruits and hires Black mentors from various backgrounds to pair with Black K-12 students. Read more.
"With help from my advisors, I have received attainable and honest advice about what I need to do to achieve my personal goals. My professors have challenged me through coursework and exams. Even with rigorous course work I have achieved academic goals and have become a better learner. I have created friendships that I know will last a lifetime."
"The faculty and staff's willingness to help me and other IHS students become the most competitive medical school applicants we could be is unmatched. I owe a huge part of my medical school application cycle success to the mentorship and guidance that IHS provided – from help with writing my personal statement to letters of recommendation and providing tips on the best timeline for taking the MCAT and hitting submit on my primary applications."
"Since day one, I knew that the IHS program was special. From an academic standpoint, you are exposed to a broad variety of courses that challenge you and help you grow as a student. From a community involvement perspective, the city of Philadelphia is a great place to volunteer, which I’ve seen in the numerous and diverse organizations with which IHS students work. However, the thing that really makes IHS special, and what has made this such a truly positive experience for me are the people."
The Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs held its fourth annual Explore & Serve Day virtually on April 1, 2021. This event is dedicated to recognizing our students’ outstanding contributions to either biomedical science research or community service endeavors.
The College of Medicine’s Class of 2021 rose to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic by serving the community. They graduate this week having provided over 15,000 hours of community service through curricular and non-curricular activities during their time at the College of Medicine. Read more.
Nikkisha Mills, MS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences ’18, graduated from the School of Medicine of Wayne State University’s Pre-Medical program. She is interested in emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and surgery, with a research interest in infectious disease. (Pulse Winter 2021)
In spite of the disruptions of 2020, alumnus-founded organization Dayna’s Footprints had its most successful year yet, providing 150 pairs of shoes to children in need.
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The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Mentorship Program is a student-run program where first-year Interdisciplinary Health Sciences students are paired with second-year Interdisciplinary Health Sciences volunteer mentors based on personal and professional compatibility. The mentor-mentee dynamic facilitates both professional and academic growth where participants learn from their peers.
This program allows for first-year Interdisciplinary Health Sciences students to have a personalized resource for questions and advice regarding course selection, study tips, life at Drexel, medical school applications and more. Second-year mentors are afforded the opportunity to "pay it forward" and give back to the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences community that has continued to support them. Through program meetings and social outings, participants of the MIHS Mentorship Program build collegial relationships to support and guide one another.
The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program has affiliation agreements with Salus University and Temple School of Podiatry. Students who meet specific GPA and standardized test metrics are offered a guaranteed interview at both schools.