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Spring 2020/2021 Semester

In the spring 2020/21 semester, all your courses will be taught remotely. Course directors will communicate whether course sessions are delivered synchronously or asynchronously. Most of your courses will have a mix of those modalities.

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 socioeconomically disadvantaged and/or belong to groups underrepresented in the medical profession.

Students who successfully complete the one-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 Our Students & Alums

Rene Felix Perez Ramirez Jr., MD, and Veronica Araujo Ramirez, MD. Photo credit Silvia Flores.

Meet Drexel Pathway to Medical School Alumns The Drs. Ramirez

Life revolves around family for Rene Felix Perez Ramirez Jr. and Veronica Araujo Ramirez, both MDs, Class of 2009 — whether it's their three children, their extended families near Fresno or their Drexel College of Medicine family. Since they began medical school as newlyweds, their own family formed hand in hand with their medical training. Children were then part of their residency experiences. Their oldest son seems to be following in his parents' footsteps, even though he's only in elementary school. Read more about the Drs. Ramirez. (Alumni Magazine Summer 2018)

Bettie Yeboah, Drexel Pathway to Medical School Graduate

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 pre-med 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 25th 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 or 215.762.4692.

Program News

Drexel Pathway to Medical School Paves the Way to Success

At the start of the academic year, the class of 2023 came together to celebrate their initiation to medical school during the White Coat Ceremony. Among them stood 27 students who are alumni of the DPMS program. This was the largest group from the program so far to be accepted into the College of Medicine's MD program. Read more.