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Statement from the Office of Admissions Regarding Academic Work and MCAT Tests Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Office of Admissions would like to address the concerns of MD Program applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is causing unprecedented disruption to academic work and extracurricular activities.

The College of Medicine is keenly aware of the many challenges that applicants are facing and we understand the need to be flexible in our approach to admissions during this time.

Please be advised of the following:

  • The Admissions Committee will accept Pass/Fail, online, and courses not taken at an applicant’s “home school” without penalty to the applicant.
  • The date to submit MCATs will be extended from September of 2021 to the last date in 2021 that the MCAT is offered. MCATs from 2022 will only be accepted for special program students.
  • 2021-2022 applicants will not be penalized for experiences they had planned to complete or participate in that were impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic.
  • All applicants will receive a secondary application. Applicants with complete files who indicate they intend to sit for a future MCAT testing in 2021 will be held for review until the results of that testing have been received.

For questions, please contact the Admissions Office by email at


The College of Medicine's MD program trains future physicians in the science and art of medicine. At Drexel, our medical students learn to combine cutting-edge technology with the highest level of compassion in the practice of medicine.

The MD program works closely with Drexel University's other colleges and schools as well as with the Philadelphia community. Our students have the opportunity to explore their scientific and clinical interests throughout their four years. Our long-standing partnerships with several affiliate training sites expose students to diverse patient populations and a variety of health conditions.

The program's innovative curriculum, experienced faculty and vibrant student life provide Drexel medical students with an outstanding educational experience.

Reading Hospital-Tower Health - Drexel University College of Medicine Four-Year Regional Campus

Introducing Our Tower Health Campus

In 2021, Reading Hospital-Tower Health will become a 4-year regional medical campus of the College of Medicine and will begin training first-year medical students. Located in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Reading Hospital is the Magnet Recognized acute care flagship hospital of Tower Health and has been designated as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country.

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MD Program Curriculum - Foundations and Frontiers

MD Program Curriculum - Foundations and Frontiers

Foundations and Frontiers is designed to create physicians for the 21st century. The curriculum instills all of the enduring qualities essential to clinical excellence while also including essential emerging competencies such as an understanding of population health, health informatics, quality and patient safety, and health care systems and financing.

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Upcoming Events


Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health Opens with Celebration

Drexel University College of Medicine, Tower Health and local community members came together Tuesday, July 27 to celebrate the grand opening of the new four-year regional medical campus, Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health. The campus, located less than one mile and within walking distance to Reading Hospital, will welcome its inaugural class of 40 first-year medical students in early August. 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.

Physician-scientist and mRNA Researcher Drew Weissman, MD, PhD to Address Graduates at Drexel’s College of Medicine Commencement

An international leader in RNA biology, Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will address the graduates of Drexel’s College of Medicine during its commencement ceremony on May 18. Read more.

Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship Program Expands in More Ways Than One

For the second consecutive year, the Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (MSSRF) Program will support 50 first-year medical students in full-time summer research. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, MSSRF had capacity to provide opportunities to 20 students each year. Read more.

Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, Joins College of Medicine at Tower Health

Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, is the director of the Bioethics and Professional Formation course at Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health in West Reading, Pa. Schidlow served the College of Medicine as the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs for eight years, returning in 2020 after a sabbatical to serve as a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Pharmacology & Physiology, and Medicine. Read more.

2021 Golden Apple Award Winners Announced

The annual Golden Apple Awards recognize outstanding service and teaching by Drexel University College of Medicine faculty and professional staff. Each class of medical students nominate faculty and professional staff for the honor and vote to determine the award winners. Read more.

2021 Inductees of Medical Honor Societies Announced

The College of Medicine proudly congratulates our faculty, residents, alumni and students who have recently been inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Societies. Read more.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Josette Graves, Drexel MD Program Student, DPMS Alum

Meet Josette Graves, Class of 2025

"I am looking forward to connecting with my classmates and exploring the area! Given our small class size at the West Reading campus, our inaugural class will feel like family." Read more.

Katherine Valles: Drexel MD Program Class of 2023

Meet Katherine Valles, Class of 2023

"The College of Medicine stood out to me from the beginning as being a welcoming, collaborative and supportive medical school. Part of what helped me to choose the College of Medicine was a sense of belonging and a feeling that even though I would be moving to a new place, I would one day be able to call this medical school and city my home. My experience so far has been nothing short of amazing. The faculty are incredibly caring, and I have made friendships that will last a lifetime." Read more.

Dominique Jones, Drexel Med Student

Meet Dominique Jones, Class of 2021

“I felt like I was giving back to my community.” Woman One scholar and lifelong Philadelphian looks back on medical school ahead of Match Day 2021. Read more.

Learn more about a typical week as a Drexel Med student.

Contact Information

Drexel University College of Medicine
Office of Admissions
2900 W. Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129
   215.991.8202  |     215.843.1766 (Fax)

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