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The application cycle for the 2022 program is now open for both the coming spring and next fall.

The Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (IHS) program targets students who would benefit from enhancing their applications to medical or other health professional schools.

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences students:

  • Can improve their academic credentials by demonstrating success in graduate-level biomedical coursework with content relevant to their chosen health care profession
  • May also choose to conduct a one-year mentored research project in conjunction with their coursework during their second year in the program
  • Engage in meaningful community service and volunteer activities, which can be customized to suit their personal interests and skills
  • Receive individual guidance while improving their professional portfolios through building curriculum vitae/resumes, writing personal statements and practicing interview skills

Learn more about the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences curriculum.

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Student News and Profiles

2021 Explore & Serve Day

The Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs held its fourth annual Explore & Serve Day virtually on April 1, 2021. This event is dedicated to recognizing our students’ outstanding contributions to either biomedical science research or community service endeavors. Read more.

Class of 2021 Graduates Have an Impressive Record of Service

The College of Medicine’s Class of 2021 rose to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic by serving the community. They graduate this week having provided over 15,000 hours of community service through curricular and non-curricular activities during their time at the College of Medicine. Read more.

Alumni Note

Nikkisha Mills, MS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences ’18, graduated from the School of Medicine of Wayne State University’s Pre-Medical program. She is interested in emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and surgery, with a research interest in infectious disease. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Dayna's Footprints 2020 fundraiser

IHS Alumnus Continues Following In Dayna's Footprints

In spite of the disruptions of 2020, alumnus-founded organization Dayna’s Footprints had its most successful year yet, providing 150 pairs of shoes to children in need. Read more.

Graphic that says IHS Golden Apple Awards - 2020 with red curtains

Golden Dragon Awards

First- and second-year Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (IHS) students recently celebrated one another’s diverse accomplishments, interpersonal skills and positive impact on the program at a virtual Golden Dragon Award ceremony, held via Zoom. Read more.

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Shayna Zanker, IHS Class of 2021

"I'm so glad that I switched to IHS. The community, like the other students – everybody just genuinely wants to see each other succeed. That is something that's so refreshing because it's very uncommon in pre-med culture. In the IHS group chat, everyone's always encouraging one another. You see people saying, ‘Oh, this is another volunteer opportunity' or, ‘here's an opportunity to study this or that.' It's just really nice, and refreshing, and a great group of people. I'm really glad to be a part of it." Read Shayna's story.

Shayna Zanker: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Program Class of 2021

Faith Blamon, IHS Class of 2020

"My experience was very positive at Drexel. The faculty was really supportive and I had a really good relationship with Dr. Gaurnier-Hausser, my professors, and most of the graduate school. I’m grateful for the confidence they instilled in me." Read more.

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences student Faith Blamon, IHS 2020

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Mentorship Program

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Mentorship Program is a student-run program where first-year Interdisciplinary Health Sciences students are paired with second-year Interdisciplinary Health Sciences volunteer mentors based on personal and professional compatibility. The mentor-mentee dynamic facilitates both professional and academic growth where participants learn from their peers.

This program allows for first-year Interdisciplinary Health Sciences students to have a personalized resource for questions and advice regarding course selection, study tips, life at Drexel, medical school applications and more. Second-year mentors are afforded the opportunity to "pay it forward" and give back to the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences community that has continued to support them. Through program meetings and social outings, participants of the MIHS Mentorship Program build collegial relationships to support and guide one another.

Affiliation Agreements

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program has affiliation agreements with Salus University and Temple School of Podiatry. Students who meet specific GPA and standardized test metrics are offered a guaranteed interview at both schools.

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