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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Pre-medical & Pre-health Programs

COVID-19 Update:

Our Division staff is currently working remotely to comply with University protocols as we navigate the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. We are still available by phone (215.762.4692) and email for support. Please check our individual program websites for updates about admissions requirements.

 

Prospective students have the opportunity to learn more about our programs at recruitment events held around the country and online. Learn more.

Founded in 1981, the Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs helps talented students develop strong, well-rounded academic portfolios, and become competitive candidates for seats in health professional schools. We offer five different master of science degrees, including one- and two-year programs, and an evening certificate program, each designed for students with different backgrounds and varied career goals in the health professions.

Read more about our pre-med pre-health programs.

Our courses are taught by College of Medicine faculty. A number of our programs offer linkage agreements with Drexel's and other MD programs, extensive MCAT preparation courses at no additional charge, and courses equivalent to those offered during first year of medical school. All of our programs offer tutoring, and academic and career counseling services, including mock interviews. Our faculty and staff have extensive experience with medical school admissions and provide our students with valuable guidance on applying to and interviewing at health professional schools.

Explore our programs and see how we can help you achieve your goal of a career in the health professions.

 

1‐year MS Programs
Medical School Equivalent Coursework

Drexel Pathway to Medical School graduate students at orientation.

DREXEL PATHWAY TO MEDICAL SCHOOL

  • Early assurance program for students from populations underrepresented in health professions and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged background
  • Conditional acceptance to Drexel University College of Medicine MD program upon meeting program benchmarks
  • Rigorous 11-month curriculum including medical school equivalent coursework taught by medical school faculty

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Drexel grad student looking at a slide in the laboratory.

INTENSIVE MEDICAL SCIENCES

  • For competitive applicants looking to strengthen their academic credentials for application to medical or other health professional schools
  • Rigorous 10-month curriculum with medical school equivalent coursework taught by medical school faculty
  • Complementary studies to promote professional development and support system for medical school application
  • Affiliations with Drexel MD and other programs

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2‐year MS Programs
Medical School Equivalent Coursework

Pink gloved hands with dropper, medical science graduate student at Drexel University College of Medicine.

MEDICAL SCIENCE

  • For competitive applicants looking to enhance their credentials for application to medical or other health professional schools
  • Graduate minors available in interdisciplinary studies
  • Medical school equivalent coursework and mentored research experience
  • Affiliations with Drexel MD and other programs

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Graduate students at Drexel University College of Medicine

BIOMEDICAL STUDIES

  • For applicants looking to enhance their undergraduate record and strengthen their academic skills
  • Blend of undergraduate and graduate coursework in year 1, medical school equivalent coursework in year 2
  • MCAT preparation by dedicated courses
  • Affiliations with Drexel MD and other programs

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2‐year MS Program
Flexible Curriculum

2-year UG Certificate Program
Career Changer Program

Graduate students in a Interdisciplinary Health Sciences lecture at Drexel University College of Medicine.

INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Full-time program for applicants interested in medical school or other allied health professions
  • Custom graduate curriculum designed to support students in selecting appropriate health care career and become more competitive applicants
  • Standardized exam prep (MCAT, DAT, etc.)
  • Intensive research experience

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Graduate students in the Evening Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

EVENING POST-BACCALAUREATE PRE-MEDICAL

  • For career-changing applicants who have taken few or no science courses and wish to pursue a career in the health professions
  • Evening pre-medical program allowing students to keep full-time careers or other daytime responsibilities
  • On campus or hybrid

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Meet Our Students & Alumni
 

Bryan Pham, Drexel MD Program and Master of Science in Medical Science Student

Meet Medical Science Student Bryan Pham

"There has been a significant amount of support and guidance from the Student Affairs deans at the medical school and the director of the Medical Science program. They truly want you to succeed and will help you achieve your goals if you’re willing to put in the necessary effort." Read more about Bryan.

Jessica Meng: Drexel Medical Science Program Student

Meet Medical Science Student Jessica Meng

"Even though IMS and MMS are both difficult, there are many resources available to help you. Besides your teachers, TAs and peers, you also have a wonderful team of advisors who can help make your dream of becoming a physician a reality." Read more about Jessica.

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences student Faith Blamon, IHS 2020

Meet Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Student Faith Blamon

"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 about Faith.


 
Division News and Announcements
 

2020 G.W. Carver Science Fair

At the 2020 G.W. Carver Science Fair, Drexel graduate students volunteered to help student competitors set up for the Elementary Division (grades 4-6) at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and the Secondary Division (grades 7-12) at Temple University. Volunteers included ten students from the Community Dimensions of Medicine service learning course in the Pre-medical & Pre-health Division and two students from the Drexel Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society. School district, location, and science fair staff greatly appreciated the support of the volunteers who helped hundreds of young Philadelphians compete at the fair. For more information about the G.W. Carver Science Fair, Philadelphia’s largest Science Fair, please visit https://www.carversciencefair.org.

2020 G.W. Carver Science Fair

2020 G.W. Carver Science Fair

Division of Pre-med and Pre-health programs hosts Joel Anderson, artist and ambassador for the Autism Tree Foundation

In October, PMPH students enjoyed a visit by Joel Anderson, an artist with autism and ambassador for the Autism Tree Project Foundation during his East Coast Speaking Tour. During his presentation titled “My journey with autism,” Joel talked about what it means to live with autism and the challenges that people with autism face, including when navigating the health care system. He demonstrated his talent in a live drawing session, portraying Mario, the Drexel dragon.

Division of Pre-med and Pre-health programs hosts Joel Anderson, artist and ambassador for the Autism Tree Foundation

Division of Pre-med and Pre-health programs hosts Joel Anderson, artist and ambassador for the Autism Tree Foundation

Division of Pre-med and Pre-health programs hosts Joel Anderson, artist and ambassador for the Autism Tree Foundation

Division of Pre-med and Pre-health programs hosts Joel Anderson, artist and ambassador for the Autism Tree Foundation

Alumni Achievements
 

Aliah Molczan, Medical Science Preparatory Postbaccalaureate Certificate '14, a forensic accountant, joined the Matrimonial Litigation Department of Savran Benson LLP, a certified public accounting and consulting firm, as an associate. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Hollisa Rosa, MD; MS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences '14, is a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Winthrop Hospital. She earned her medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in 2019. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Nina Samuel, VMD; Evening Postbaccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate '15, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 and is an intern at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Drexel Medical Sciences program alumna Rita Akumuo

Rita Akumuo, MS, Medical Science (MMS) ’15, who is currently a fourth-year medical student at Drexel, was elected national vice president of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at the organization’s annual medical education conference in April 2019.

Drexel Biomedical Studies program alumna Eileen Borczon

Eileen Borczon, MS, Biomedical Studies (MBS) ’18, who is currently a third-year medical student at Drexel, published a paper with David Bennett, PhD, professor of psychiatry: "Does Gender Nonconforming Behavior in Early Childhood Predict Adolescents’ Depressive Symptoms?" Sex Roles 81(7): 521-528, February 2019.


 
In The Media
 

Media Watch: Drexel Students 3-D Print a Helping Hand for Young Violinist
When 11-year-old Julian Caraballo performed in his elementary school’s spring concert this year, he saw a few new fans in the audience: three Drexel University graduate students. More...

Drexel graduate students create device to help young musician
A local boy is able to play the violin better than ever and it's all thanks to a couple of graduate students. More...

 
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Monika Jost, PhD - Director, Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs

Monika Jost, PhD
Director, Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs