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  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies offers over 40 doctoral, master's and professional development programs. These academic programs emphasize real-world experience and help guide students to make career decisions that best fit their abilities and evolving needs.

Prospective students have the opportunity to learn more about our programs at recruitment events held around the country and online. Learn more

Students are mentored by and work with world-renowned faculty members from the Graduate School and other Drexel colleges including Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Dornsife School of Public Health, Close School of Entrepreneurship, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and LeBow College of Business. This innovative, multidisciplinary approach provides students with a career-focused learning experience and extensive training in their chosen fields.


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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Division of Biomedical Science Programs

Our research-intensive PhD and master's programs prepare tomorrow's leaders in scientific investigation. Through innovative and collaborative curriculums, students receive hands-on training in basic, clinical and translational research.

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About interdisciplinary & career-oriented programs at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Interdisciplinary & Career-Oriented Programs

Interdisciplinary and career-oriented Master of Science and certificate programs are offered to students who wish to pursue or advance in a career in the health sciences. These programs emphasize the real-world application of science to careers in forensics, drug discovery, histotechnology, infectious disease, biomedicine, immunology and more.

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About pre-medical and pre-health programs at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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

Our pre-medical and pre-health programs prepare students for entry into medical, dental, optometry, chiropractic, podiatric and veterinary medical schools. We have helped thousands of students gain entry to these professional schools, as well as other advanced degree programs.

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Meet Our Students & Alumni
 

Raidizon Mercedes: MD Program Class of 2023, Drexel Pathway to Medical School Class of 2019

Raidizon Mercedes, MD Program Class of 2023, Drexel Pathway to Medical School Class of 2019

"I am currently one of the co-presidents for the plastic surgery interest group, on the executive board of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), and this past summer, I did NeuroHIV research through the Department of Immunology and Microbiology. I have met so many great people through these experiences and it really has helped me find a community within the College of Medicine." Read more.

Nicolette Paci, Master of Laboratory Animal Science Class of 2020

Nicolette Paci, MLAS Class of 2020

"The MLAS program has given me the opportunity to develop my study methods while taking challenging new courses that I may not have had the exposure to during my time as an undergraduate. Since I have taken courses like graduate physiology, pharmacology and medical microbiology, I have a strong foundation of knowledge that I am able to build on during my four years of veterinary school." Read more.

Britni Stowell: Drexel Pathologists' Assistant (PathA) Program Alum

Pathologists' Assistant Alum Britni Stowell

"The combined didactic and clinical work in this program will give you the skills and confidence for success as a PA. It will also give you a really large network of people to reach out to for the continued growth of your PA career." Read more.


 
Graduate Student Demographics
 

2020-21 - Ethnicity

Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2020-21 - Ethnicity

2020-21 - Age

Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2020-21 - Age

2020-21 - Gender

Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2020-21 - Gender

2020-21 - International

Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School Demographics 2020-21 - International


 
Meet Our Faculty
 

Ilya Rybak, PhD

Dr. Rybak began his career in 1977 at AB Kogan Research Institute of Neurocybernetics at Rostov State University, Russia. In 1991, he moved to the U.S., and from 1993 to 1999 he worked for DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1993 and 1994, he served as a visiting professor at Le Havre University in France. In 1999, Dr. Rybak came to Drexel's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, serving as a research professor. He joined Drexel University College of Medicine in 2006. Read more.

Ilya Rybak, PhD - Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Jessica Ausborn, PhD

"What I like the most is working with concepts and ideas and discussing data. What we do here at Drexel is perfect for that. We work very closely with experimental biologists and we very often work closely with them while they're actually performing the experiments. We discuss with them what experiments to do and what types of simulations we would need, for example, to understand how the system works. So I get to do all of this planning, and I just don't have to do the experiments." Read more.

Dr. Jessica Ausborn - Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

 
News and Announcements
 

19 Ways Dragons Came to the Rescue During COVID-19

When a crisis hits, everyone looks for the cavalry. This spring, it wasn’t Washington, D.C., or the Army Corps or the National Guard. Instead, almost immediately, ordinary people stepped up. Our tremendous community of faculty, staff, students and alumni leapt into action, bringing information, aid and gear to those impacted. Read more.

2020 Inductees of Medical Honor Societies Announced

The College of Medicine proudly congratulates our faculty, residents, alumni and students who have recently been inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Societies. Read more.

Virtual Commencement Celebrates Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 celebrated commencement virtually due to social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic, but one major aspect of their May 29 ceremonies remained the same as any other: community. Read more.

A Guide for Graduate Dragons on Acing Virtual Presentations and Defenses

From a presentation in the recent annual Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars (DEGS) Conference to an end-of-year thesis defense, there is one thing that many graduate students may find themselves preparing for or reflecting on this term that they have no prior experience doing — providing virtual presentations. Read more.

Graduate School Faculty Awards

End-of-year awards for excellence were presented to faculty members and administrators by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies at a reception hosted by Dean Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, PhD. Read more.

Students in the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies viewing slides under a microscope.