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Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Students & Alumni

Madeline Oleksiak, Evening Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program, Class of 2021

Meet Madeline Oleksiak

"The professors here are readily available and eager to help students learn. The small class sizes provide a very positive learning environment; even though our classes are primarily virtual, my classmates and I work well together and have had successful teamwork on our group labs." Read Madeline's story.


Abigail McKnight, Drexel Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program, Class of 2022

Meet Abigail McKnight

"The disparity of health care in poorer countries, such as St. Vincent, sparked a new passion that simply grew over time. This energy was refocused into a desire to serve the community by becoming a doctor. After extensive research, I immediately gravitated to the College of Medicine’s post-baccalaureate pre-medical program. Their mission to assist underrepresented communities and increase involvement in the field of medicine aligned perfectly with my goals and aspirations." Read Abigail's story.


Kelly Holst, Drexel Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program Alum

Meet Alum Kelly Holst

"I had been a practicing dental hygienist long enough to know I wanted to return to school to continue my education to become a dentist. The Drexel Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program offered all the pre-requisites I would need to apply to dental programs and was centrally located to my job and home at the time. I also had a friend that attended the Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program at Drexel and spoke very highly of the faculty and curriculum." Read Kelly's story.


Jasmine Santos, Drexel Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program Alum

Meet Alum Jasmine Santos

"Drexel's Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program was a great fit for me because I wanted to continue working and serving my community. This program allowed me the flexibility to work during the day, while completing the necessary classes to prepare for medical school at night. Also, the ability of working full-time provided financial stability to offset the costs of the program. Lastly, the location of Drexel's Center City campus was ideal for me. The New College Building was located in close proximity to my home and job, and the facilities provided a great place to study since it was open 24/7." Read Jasmine's story.


Philip Lena, Drexel Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program Alum

Meet Alum Philip Lena

"I decided to enroll in a post-baccalaurate program in order to complete my pre-medical classes. As a Mechanical Engineer, I took Physics I/II and Chemistry I, but I never took Chemistry II, Biology I/II or Organic Chemistry I/II. Drexel's Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program allowed me to fulfill these courses, while also giving me a flexible schedule to do so. While I started taking these classes, my wife was a first year resident and we had just gotten engaged. Having the classes in the evening gave me the flexibility to help plan our wedding while also focusing on doing well in my classes. In addition, the Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program provided us with a Princeton Review MCAT course for free, which really helped during my preparation for the MCAT." Read Philip's story.


Drexel Post-bacc Pre-med alum Sharay McGann

Alum Sharay McGann Presents to the American Chemical Society

Former Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical student Sharay McGann presented "Outliers amongst the minority women scientists-their challenges and successes, a comparative and investigative case study." Ms. McGann presented her work, under the guidance of Dr. Kishore K. Bagga, at the 244th National (fall) Meeting of the American Chemical Society as well as the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Her work was well received and stimulated much discussion. Well done, Sharay!


 

Meet Alum Samuel Lee

"I am a Maryland native with a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Emory University. I've always wanted to be a dentist, and Drexel's Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program has helped me achieve my goal. I successfully completed the program last May and my experience in this program was very positive. I especially enjoyed the small class size, the opportunity to work or volunteer during the day, and the supportive staff and professors. I'm very excited to attend the University of Maryland School of Dentistry next fall thanks to the training and education I received from Drexel."


Sarah Nyirjesy, Drexel Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program Alum

Meet Alum Sarah Nyirjesy

"I chose to study at Drexel for several reasons. The first is that a two-year program makes the premedical requirements easier to handle, and it also gives adequate time to work or volunteer during the day which I've taken advantage of. Secondly, I have wanted to go to Drexel University College of Medicine since I learned about the PIL program. This approach to medical school is very unique and I believe is a good fit for me, which makes the linkage very appealing. The final reason is that I think that Drexel gives its students every opportunity to live up to their full potential." Read Sarah's story.