For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

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

Fall 2020 Semester

The PMPH Division has determined that, for the Fall 2020/21 semester starting on August 17, 2020, the optimal compromise between maintaining our educational excellence and ensuring the safety of our community is to deliver the fall curriculum as a hybrid model. Most courses will be taught remotely, with a few held on-campus with appropriate safety measures in place. For program-specific information, please review the announcement on each program page and check our FAQ.

COVID-19 Update

Our Division staff is currently working remotely to comply with University protocols as we navigate the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. We are still available by phone (215.762.4692) and email for support. Please check our individual program websites for updates about admissions requirements.

About the Division

For decades, our pre-medical and pre-health programs have helped talented students develop strong, well-rounded academic portfolios, and become competitive candidates for health professional schools. Since launching our first program in 1981, we expanded our programming to respond to the diverse needs of applicants to the health professions. We now offer five distinct master’s level record-enhancer programs, one- and two-year options, and an evening certificate program for career changers. Our goal is to accommodate students with varying degrees of academic preparation, diverse backgrounds, and different career goals in the health professions.

The success of our programs is built on these cornerstones:

Rigorous
Training

Our programs offer curricula designed to provide a strong academic foundation. Some of our programs include medical school equivalent courses, offered by faculty at DUCOM and equivalent in pace and rigor to those offered during the first year of our medical school program. All of our programs offer tutoring and other academic support services.

 

Experienced
Advisors

Our faculty and staff have extensive experience with medical school admissions and provide our students with valuable guidance on selecting, applying to and interviewing at health professional schools.

Affiliation
Agreements

Our students benefit from program-specific affiliation agreements with several schools, including Drexel’s MD program and other medical and health professional school programs.

 

Standardized Test
Preparation

Some of our programs integrate extensive preparation for the MCAT or other standardized tests at no additional charge.

 
Explore our programs and see how we can help you achieve your goal of a career in the health professions.

1‐year MS Programs
Medical School Equivalent Coursework

Drexel Pathway to Medical School graduate students at orientation.

DREXEL PATHWAY TO MEDICAL SCHOOL

  • Early assurance program for students from populations underrepresented in health professions and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged background
  • Conditional acceptance to Drexel University College of Medicine MD program upon meeting program benchmarks
  • Rigorous 11-month curriculum including medical school equivalent coursework taught by medical school faculty

Learn more.

Drexel grad student looking at a slide in the laboratory.

INTENSIVE MEDICAL SCIENCES

  • For competitive applicants looking to strengthen their academic credentials for application to medical or other health professional schools
  • Rigorous 10-month curriculum with medical school equivalent coursework taught by medical school faculty
  • Complementary studies to promote professional development and support system for medical school application
  • Affiliations with Drexel MD and other programs

Learn more.

2‐year MS Programs
Medical School Equivalent Coursework

Pink gloved hands with dropper, medical science graduate student at Drexel University College of Medicine.

MEDICAL SCIENCE

  • For competitive applicants looking to enhance their credentials for application to medical or other health professional schools
  • Graduate minors available in interdisciplinary studies
  • Medical school equivalent coursework and mentored research experience
  • Affiliations with Drexel MD and other programs

Learn more.

Graduate students at Drexel University College of Medicine

BIOMEDICAL STUDIES

  • For applicants looking to enhance their undergraduate record and strengthen their academic skills
  • Blend of undergraduate and graduate coursework in year 1, medical school equivalent coursework in year 2
  • MCAT preparation by dedicated courses
  • Affiliations with Drexel MD and other programs

Learn more.

2‐year MS Program
Flexible Curriculum

2-year UG Certificate Program
Career Changer Program

Graduate students in a Interdisciplinary Health Sciences lecture at Drexel University College of Medicine.

INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Full-time program for applicants interested in medical school or other allied health professions
  • Custom graduate curriculum designed to support students in selecting appropriate health care career and become more competitive applicants
  • Standardized exam prep (MCAT, DAT, etc.)
  • Intensive research experience

Learn more.

Graduate students in the Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

EVENING POST-BACCALAUREATE PRE-MEDICAL

  • For career-changing applicants who have taken few or no science courses and wish to pursue a career in the health professions
  • Evening pre-medical program allowing students to keep full-time careers or other daytime responsibilities
  • On campus or hybrid

Learn more.


 
Meet Our Students & Alumni
 

Maurice Hinson, MD ’15; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate ’11

Meet Maurice Hinson, MD Program Class of 2015, Evening Post-Baccalaureate Pre-medical Program Class of 2011

"Becoming a physician was the achievement of a childhood dream, but this journey into medicine matters more than my own individual success. My hope is to be able to use my experiences and my network to inspire young, underrepresented men and women to pursue careers in medicine." Read more about Maurice.

Shayna Zanker: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Program Class of 2021

Meet Shayna Zanker, IHS Program Class of 2021

"I'm so glad that I switched to IHS. The community, like the other students – everybody just genuinely wants to see each other succeed. That is something that's so refreshing because it's very uncommon in pre-med culture. In the IHS group chat, everyone's always encouraging one another. You see people saying, ‘Oh, this is another volunteer opportunity' or, ‘here's an opportunity to study this or that.' It's just really nice, and refreshing, and a great group of people. I'm really glad to be a part of it." Read more about Shayna.

Bryan Pham, Drexel MD Program and Master of Science in Medical Science Student

Meet Medical Science Student Bryan Pham

"There has been a significant amount of support and guidance from the Student Affairs deans at the medical school and the director of the Medical Science program. They truly want you to succeed and will help you achieve your goals if you’re willing to put in the necessary effort." Read more about Bryan.


 
Division News and Announcements
 

2020 G.W. Carver Science Fair

At the 2020 G.W. Carver Science Fair, Drexel graduate students volunteered to help student competitors set up for the Elementary Division (grades 4-6) at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and the Secondary Division (grades 7-12) at Temple University. Volunteers included ten students from the Community Dimensions of Medicine service learning course in the Pre-medical & Pre-health Division and two students from the Drexel Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society. School district, location, and science fair staff greatly appreciated the support of the volunteers who helped hundreds of young Philadelphians compete at the fair. For more information about the G.W. Carver Science Fair, Philadelphia’s largest Science Fair, please visit https://www.carversciencefair.org.

2020 G.W. Carver Science Fair

2020 G.W. Carver Science Fair

Division of Pre-med and Pre-health programs hosts Joel Anderson, artist and ambassador for the Autism Tree Foundation

In October, PMPH students enjoyed a visit by Joel Anderson, an artist with autism and ambassador for the Autism Tree Project Foundation during his East Coast Speaking Tour. During his presentation titled “My journey with autism,” Joel talked about what it means to live with autism and the challenges that people with autism face, including when navigating the health care system. He demonstrated his talent in a live drawing session, portraying Mario, the Drexel dragon.

Division of Pre-med and Pre-health programs hosts Joel Anderson, artist and ambassador for the Autism Tree Foundation

Division of Pre-med and Pre-health programs hosts Joel Anderson, artist and ambassador for the Autism Tree Foundation

Division of Pre-med and Pre-health programs hosts Joel Anderson, artist and ambassador for the Autism Tree Foundation

Division of Pre-med and Pre-health programs hosts Joel Anderson, artist and ambassador for the Autism Tree Foundation

Alumni Achievements
 

Aliah Molczan, Medical Science Preparatory Postbaccalaureate Certificate '14, a forensic accountant, joined the Matrimonial Litigation Department of Savran Benson LLP, a certified public accounting and consulting firm, as an associate. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Hollisa Rosa, MD; MS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences '14, is a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Winthrop Hospital. She earned her medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in 2019. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Nina Samuel, VMD; Evening Postbaccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate '15, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 and is an intern at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Drexel Medical Sciences program alumna Rita Akumuo

Rita Akumuo, MS, Medical Science (MMS) ’15, who is currently a fourth-year medical student at Drexel, was elected national vice president of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at the organization’s annual medical education conference in April 2019.

Drexel Biomedical Studies program alumna Eileen Borczon

Eileen Borczon, MS, Biomedical Studies (MBS) ’18, who is currently a third-year medical student at Drexel, published a paper with David Bennett, PhD, professor of psychiatry: "Does Gender Nonconforming Behavior in Early Childhood Predict Adolescents’ Depressive Symptoms?" Sex Roles 81(7): 521-528, February 2019.


 
In The Media
 

Media Watch: Drexel Students 3-D Print a Helping Hand for Young Violinist
When 11-year-old Julian Caraballo performed in his elementary school’s spring concert this year, he saw a few new fans in the audience: three Drexel University graduate students. More...

Drexel graduate students create device to help young musician
A local boy is able to play the violin better than ever and it's all thanks to a couple of graduate students. More...

 
 Back to Top

Monika Jost, PhD - Director, Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs

Monika Jost, PhD
Director, Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events.