The Office of Admissions would like to address the concerns of MD Program applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is causing unprecedented disruption to academic work and extracurricular activities.
The College of Medicine is keenly aware of the many challenges that applicants are facing and we understand the need to be flexible in our approach to admissions during this time.
Please be advised of the following:
- The Admissions Committee will accept Pass/Fail, online, and courses not taken at an applicant’s “home school” without penalty to the applicant.
- The date to submit MCATs will be extended from September of 2021 to the last date in 2021 that the MCAT is offered. MCATs from 2022 will only be accepted for special program students.
- 2021-2022 applicants will not be penalized for experiences they had planned to complete or participate in that were impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic.
- All applicants will receive a secondary application. Applicants with complete files who indicate they intend to sit for a future MCAT testing in 2021 will be held for review until the results of that testing have been received.
For questions, please contact the Admissions Office by email at email@example.com.
The College of Medicine's MD program trains future physicians in the science and art of medicine. At Drexel, our medical students learn to combine cutting-edge technology with the highest level of compassion in the practice of medicine.
The MD program works closely with Drexel University's other colleges and schools as well as with the Philadelphia community. Our students have the opportunity to explore their scientific and clinical interests throughout their four years. Our long-standing partnerships with several affiliate training sites expose students to diverse patient populations and a variety of health conditions.
The program's innovative curriculum, experienced faculty and vibrant student life provide Drexel medical students with an outstanding educational experience.
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The MD program class of 2025 gathered at The Met in Philadelphia on Friday, August 6, to officially begin their medical school journey with the White Coat Ceremony, a symbolic commitment to the values and duties of the medical profession. Read more.
Drexel University College of Medicine, Tower Health and local community members came together Tuesday, July 27 to celebrate the grand opening of the new four-year regional medical campus, Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health. The campus, located less than one mile and within walking distance to Reading Hospital, will welcome its inaugural class of 40 first-year medical students in early August. Read more.
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.
An international leader in RNA biology, Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will address the graduates of Drexel’s College of Medicine during its commencement ceremony on May 18. Read more.
For the second consecutive year, the Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (MSSRF) Program will support 50 first-year medical students in full-time summer research. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, MSSRF had capacity to provide opportunities to 20 students each year. Read more.
Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, is the director of the Bioethics and Professional Formation course at Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health in West Reading, Pa. Schidlow served the College of Medicine as the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs for eight years, returning in 2020 after a sabbatical to serve as a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Pharmacology & Physiology, and Medicine. Read more.
The annual Golden Apple Awards recognize outstanding service and teaching by Drexel University College of Medicine faculty and professional staff. Each class of medical students nominate faculty and professional staff for the honor and vote to determine the award winners. Read more.
Meet Our Students and Alumni
"I also began thinking about where I’d love to study medicine, and a focus on community health and social determinants of health was paramount. The College of Medicine seemed like the perfect fit, with an emphasis on early engagement with patients and service to the community throughout one’s time in medical school." Read more.
"The College of Medicine maintains values that align very well with my own personal values. Additionally, the diverse student body, staff and patient population will allow me to become a culturally competent physician who treats the patient holistically, considering more that just their medical history." Read more.
"What specifically drew me to the College of Medicine were the many opportunities to actively engage with the local community, as well as the amount of support I would have from other students, faculty and staff throughout my medical education." Read more.
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