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Intensive Medical Sciences Curriculum

The Intensive Medical Sciences structured curriculum is based on the content, pace and assessments used by our matriculated first-year medical school class. It requires a full-time commitment to academic studies. A ‘special master's’ program, the Intensive Medical Sciences program affords students the opportunity to take ~70% of the basic science courses equivalent to the first year of our medical school and presented by the same medical school faculty, including:

  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Microanatomy
  • Medical Physiology
  • Medical Nutrition
  • Medical Immunology
  • Medical Neuroanatomy

For more information, please see the catalog.

Working in the Intensive Medical Sciences program office.

The curriculum is delivered similarly to our medical school through independent learning modules, in-class conferences, and laboratory components conducted at the Center City Campus by the medical school faculty.

The Intensive Medical Sciences program begins in August and ends in May. This allows students time to apply to and gain admission to medical schools while still in the program.

Since many students are accepted into medical school after only one year of the program, financing one year of tuition is another significant benefit. In addition, the tuition for the IMS program is competitively priced to similar one-year Master’s programs.

Please know that it is not prudent for every student admitted into the Intensive Medical Sciences program to apply to medical school while attending the program. Our advisors will help determine whether a student needs to first establish their strong academic performance or enhance other aspects of their application during a growth year after graduation.

Drexel Intensive Medical Sciences Program Students