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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.
  • MCATs from 2022 will only be accepted for special program students.
  • 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 2022 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.

Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health

Our West Reading Campus

Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health is our four-year regional medical campus located in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Medical students train clinically at Tower Health - Reading Hospital, which is Magnet Recognized in acute care and 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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Interprofessional Simulation Hones Critical Communications Skills for Nursing, Medical Students

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, Drexel University nursing and medical students joined together online for a large-scale simulation of the critical conversations physicians and nurses routinely have regarding patient care in a hospital setting. About 250 medical students from the College of Medicine participated in the simulation, held in March 2021—shortly before graduation and the week following “match week,” when they learned where they would be doing their residencies. And more than 50 nursing students, recent alumni, faculty and nursing colleagues from the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) volunteered to attend during their break week. Read more.

College of Medicine’s Research Showcased at 2021 Discovery Day

Members of the College of Medicine community came together this week for Discovery Day 2021, gathering at the Philadelphia Convention Center to discuss original research. The Thursday, October 21 event showcased a variety of biomedical science and clinical research topics. Read more.

MD Program Class of 2025 Celebrates White Coat Ceremony

The MD program class of 2025 gathered at The Met in Philadelphia on Friday, August 6, 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.

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.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Evan Woods, Drexel MD Program Class of 2025

Meet Evan Woods, Drexel MD Program Class of 2025

"I also began thinking about where I’d love to study medicine, and a focus on community health and social determinants of health was paramount. The College of Medicine seemed like the perfect fit, with an emphasis on early engagement with patients and service to the community throughout one’s time in medical school." Read more.

Zachary Blickley, MD Program Class of 2025

Meet Zachary Blickley: Drexel MD Program Class of 2025

"The College of Medicine maintains values that align very well with my own personal values. Additionally, the diverse student body, staff and patient population will allow me to become a culturally competent physician who treats the patient holistically, considering more that just their medical history." Read more.

Nicole Ann E. Villa, MD Program Class of 2025

Meet Nicole Ann E. Villa, Class of 2025

"What specifically drew me to the College of Medicine were the many opportunities to actively engage with the local community, as well as the amount of support I would have from other students, faculty and staff throughout my medical education." 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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