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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.

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.

Student-Run Queen Lane Food Pantry Serves Students in Need

As students return from spring break, those in need will have access to a new, student-run food pantry at the Queen Lane Campus. “Students can use the pantry when they need to and take what they need,” said student organizer Erika Tretner, MD Program Class of 2024. “It doesn’t matter whether they need only a pound of food for the week or they need more than that.” Read more.

MD Program Class of 2021 Celebrates Residency Matches

At noon on Friday, March 19, fourth-year MD Program students learned where they will complete their residency training. Students celebrated their good news with champagne toasts and showers of confetti. Read more.

2021 Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

The 28th annual Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC) took place virtually due to COVID-19, and although the change of venue was disappointing, student organizers knew the show must go on. Since its inaugural show, PABC has raised over $600,000 for the patients of the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.Read more.

Meet John Repasch, Director of Standardized Patient, Clinical Skills and Simulation, Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health in West Reading, Pa.

"As a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, the West Reading campus will offer a host of cutting-edge simulation technology that will work hand in hand with the Standardized Patient (SP) program to provide our students with an interactive learning experience. One example that will be utilized a lot is the SimMan 3G Plus, a realistic human patient simulator that can be used to portray all types of scenarios, requiring physical findings that would be difficult or dangerous to replicate with an SP." Read more.

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.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Chris Bastos and Kristy Lagana, Drexel MD Students

Meet Chris Bastos and Kristy Lagana, Class of 2021

Both interested in internal medicine, two MD Program students look for couples residency match. Read more.

Noe Cabello and Cassandra Mitchell, Drexel Med Students

Meet Noe Cabello and Cassandra Mitchell, Class of 2021

Students who met during the Drexel Pathway to Medical School prepare for couples match, residency. 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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