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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 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.

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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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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.

Meet Orcel Kounga, Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health in West Reading, Pa.

"As the Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, it is my responsibility to work alongside the admissions and student affairs team to select and support highly-motivated and skilled medical students to join the College of Medicine’s West Reading campus. My goal for the West Reading campus is to recruit a diverse class that will help create a unique identity at the new location. I look forward to attracting medical students who are excited and focused on helping to address the critical health problems in our society. Drexel University, the College of Medicine and Tower Health are well-aligned to address these issues." Read more.

Health Outreach Project (HOP) Adapts to Providing Care During the Pandemic

In her first year of medical school, Sanjana Venkat found a passion for serving patients at a Salvation Army rehabilitation center’s health clinic, one of the five, free health service sites from the College of Medicine’s Health Outreach Project (HOP). Venkat returned to the clinic last spring as its steering coordinator, only to quickly shift her plans and expectations as the site suspended in-person operations just two weeks into the semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

AOA Student Research Fellowship Winner Rohan Sehgal Studies Healthy Aging

Rohan Sehgal, of the MD Program Class of 2023, wants to make something clear: the research to which he is contributing isn’t about finding the fountain of youth or the key to eternal life. Read more.

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.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Madison Dew, MD Program Class of 2024

Madison Dew

"I am a part of a program through Drexel that pairs you with an older adult mentor in the community; my mentor and I talk on the phone a few times a month, and already it has been a rewarding experience to get to know someone who I would have otherwise probably never encountered." Read more.

Gregory Boyek: MD Program Class of 2024

Gregory Boyek

"Through the College of Medicine’s Health Advocacy Program, I am volunteering with Together for West Philadelphia, an organization which seeks to foster collaboration between community resources and connect individuals in need with the right services. Much of our work involves contacting and communicating with community members to assess the resources that will best address their unique needs. I have found it particularly exciting to be a part of the Together for West Philadelphia team at this time; we are actively expanding our outreach and helping to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the social determinants of health in the community." Read more.

Andrew Maza, MD Program Class of 2024

Andrew Maza

"Everyone is going to have a different experience, so give it your best and try to trust that things will work out in the end. Don't hold yourself to anyone else's expectations, timelines, or experiences. Write your own story, make your own way, and stay true to yourself." 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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