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Drexel Pathway to Medical School Curriculum

The Drexel Pathway to Medical School is a one-year master's degree program. The program provides students who have taken pre-med classes the opportunity to further enhance their academic background in preparation for medical school studies.

Program Level Outcomes

Graduates of the Drexel Pathway to Medical School program will achieve eight program level outcomes that describe the skills, competencies and knowledge gained through completion of the program curriculum.

  • Demonstrate medical sciences knowledge and competencies comparable to Drexel's first-year medical school curriculum.
  • Develop leadership skills that will enhance future training in the health professions.
  • Develop and enhance team-based skills for effective group work that establishes the foundation for future effective team-based care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge base and skill set compatible with success in health professional programs and careers.
  • Develop the ability to be creative, critical, and analytical thinkers.
  • Develop competencies with statistics, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Develop the ability to critically read and analyze scientific literature and understand its impact on medicine and society.
  • Enhance presentation skills to effectively convey information to future colleagues, patients and audiences.
  • Enhance time management skills and develop skills to balance multiple rigorous academic courses and expectations resulting in positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats.
  • Build the foundations of a professional network.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, ethical and technical competencies required in the broad areas of observation, motor function, behavioral and social skills as exemplified by effective medical practitioners.
  • Satisfy specified academic, professional and MCAT criteria to confirm enrollment in the College of Medicine's MD class in the year following the DPMS program.

Course Listing

Drexel Pathway to Medical School program students who meet the GPA and MCAT score requirements matriculate into the medical school. The following outlines the program course list.

Summer Enrichment Program

DPMS 500S

Medical Science Preparation

1.0

DPMS 501S

Critical Thinking and Scientific Communication Seminar

2.0

DPMS 502S

Accelerated Introductory Medical Biostatistics

3.0

MSPA 520S

Medical Terminology

3.0

Fall Semester

IMSP 513S

Medical Biochemistry

8.0

IMSP 522S

Medical Physiology I

3.5

IMSP 542S

Medical Microanatomy I

5.0

Electives: 6 credit hrs per semester

MSPP 404S

Concepts in Science and Verbal Reasoning I

6.0

IMSP 544S

Medical Immunology I

1.5

DPMS 503S

Neurobiology of Mental Illness

4.5

Spring Semester

IMSP 506S

Medical Professionalism and Leadership

3.0

MSPP 513S

Advanced Human Anatomy

4.0

IMSP 523S

Medical Physiology II

3.5

Electives: 6 credit hrs per semester

MSPP 405S

Concepts in Science and Verbal Reasoning II

6.0

IMSP 545S

Medical Immunology II

1.5

DPMS 504S

Functional Neuroanatomy

4.5

Total Credits

48.0

Medical student reviewing x-ray images at a hospital.

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