The program is the equivalent of five semesters over a two-year period. The curriculum only offers the prerequisite science courses required by most health professional schools. Students should inquire at specific schools about their prerequisite courses before starting the application process. During the first year, general chemistry and general physics with laboratories are offered during the fall and spring semesters. During the second year, students take organic chemistry and general biology, in sequence, in the summer and fall semesters. Upon completion of these core courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better, students can apply for a certificate of completion.
Students focused on gaining admission to medical school will need to sit for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Therefore, during the fifth semester of the program, we offer an in-house MCAT preparation course free of tuition charges. For individuals who wish to sit for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT), Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or another health professional school admissions test, we offer online preparation courses designed for these exams. In the fifth semester, the opportunity for students to take additional courses through Drexel University is also available, upon approval from the program director.
Program Level Outcomes
Graduates of the Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program will achieve five program level outcomes that describe the skills, competencies and knowledge gained through completion of the program curriculum.
- Demonstrate proficiency in basic science coursework required by most medical professional schools
- Demonstrate critical thinking and analyses skills
- Develop competitive application for health professional schools
- Develop clear understanding of requirements necessary for successful application to health professional schools
- Utilize time efficiently for studies while maintaining full-time professional employment