For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

  • College of Medicine MD Program

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 MCAT testing.

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 deadline to complete the 2021 application is extended from January 1 to February 1.
  • The date to submit MCATs will be extended from September of 2020 to the last date in 2020 that the MCAT is offered. MCATs from 2021 will only be accepted for special program students.
  • 2020-2021 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 2020 will be held for review until the results of that testing have been received.

Please continue to visit our website for the latest information about this evolving situation.

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

News & Events

Interviews for the 2020-2021 application cycle will be virtual. Applicants will not come to campus to interview. Instructions on the virtual interview process will be provided after the applicant is invited for and schedules an interview.

COVID-19 Immunology Study Is A Collaborative Effort Of Many

The pursuit for more information about the COVID-19 coronavirus has led a group of College of Medicine researchers to West Reading, Pa. and back again, with some of their vital work taking place before the sun is up. Read more.

Virtual White Coat Ceremony Held for the MD Program Class of 2024

The MD Program Class of 2024 gathered virtually on Friday, August 7, to officially begin their medical school journey with the White Coat Ceremony, a symbolic commitment to the values and duties of the medical profession. Read more.

Student Organization Brings First-Gen Medical Students Together

A desire to help others, a love of learning, and skills like self-reliance and adaptability have gotten Daniyal Dar where he is today. Dar said he gained those skills along the path to medical school, navigating secondary education as a first-generation college student. Read more.

Managing Medical Education During the Pandemic

In an unprecedented time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Medicine community came together to deliver virtual, socially distant medical education. Read more.

2020 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

Breana Channer, MD/PhD Program Class of 2027

Breana Channer

"Drexel is very involved in the Philadelphia community and students take an active role in caring for those around them. I wanted to continue my education in an environment that allowed me to engage and care for those in our local communities, but also our integrated national and global world." Read more.

Brett Mitchell: Drexel MD, MD/MPH Dual Degree Program Student

Brett Mitchell

"I was drawn to Drexel because of the community service initiatives and location in a diverse city because I really wanted a chance to serve minorities in medical school. The excellent public health program here led me to pursue the MD/MPH dual degree to fulfill my desire to assess and treat underserved populations of people." Read more.

Tara Lamb, MD Program Class of 2023

Tara Lamb

"One of the things that specifically drew me to the College of Medicine was the post-baccalaureate program, Drexel Pathway to Medical School (DPMS). If DPMS students meet the required academic and professional benchmarks, they can matriculate into the MD Program. This program ensures that students are academically prepared to continue onto medical school coursework." Read more about Tara.

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

*Pending Middle States Council on Higher Education approval.

Contact Information

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

 Back to Top