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  • Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Hybrid Program

    Overview

    Drexel University's part-time, two year pre-medical certificate program is designed for those with non-science undergraduate degrees who wish to pursue a career in the health professions.

    Changing careers is often a difficult decision. This unique program will help you transition by providing the opportunity to remain in your current position while fulfilling the pre‑requisite undergraduate science courses needed for admission into most medical, dental, physician assistant, veterinary, or other health professional schools.

    Taken over a two year period, the pre-medical certificate program is designed to help you develop a strong foundational understanding of these science topics that will be built upon in future course work in health professional schools. 

    Students who have recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree will also benefit from this program. Applications to health professional schools include sections that demonstrate community service and volunteerism. Some students utilize their time in our program to fulfill these requirements and improve their applications to healthcare programs.

    Program Features

    • Taught by the distinguished Drexel College of Medicine faculty
    • Evening and online classes that minimize career interruption
    • Free MCAT preparation course during your last semester

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.

    Curriculum

    Required Courses 
    PMED 111SGeneral Chemistry I3.0
    PMED 112SGeneral Chemistry I Lab1.0
    PMED 121SGeneral Physics I3.0
    PMED 122SGeneral Physics I Lab1.0
    PMED 131SGeneral Chemistry II3.0
    PMED 132SGeneral Chemistry II Lab1.0
    PMED 141SGeneral Physics II3.0
    PMED 142SGeneral Physics II Lab1.0
    PMED 211SGeneral Biology I3.0
    PMED 212SGeneral Biology I Lab1.0
    PMED 221SOrganic Chemistry I3.0
    PMED 222SOrganic Chemistry I Lab1.0
    PMED 231SGeneral Biology II3.0
    PMED 232SGeneral Biology II Lab1.0
    PMED 241SOrganic Chemistry II3.0
    PMED 242SOrganic Chemistry II Lab1.0
    Optional 
    PMED 151S
    College Algebra & Trigonometry 
    PMED 240S
    Conceptual Reviews in General and Organic Chemistry 
    PMED 800S
    Review Course for MCAT 
    PMED T180S
    Molecular Biology & Biochemistry 
    PMED T280S
    Psychosocial and Behavioral Factors in Health and Medicine 
    Total Credits32.0

    Admissions Criteria

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. College or university or an equivalent international institution
    • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 
    • Standardized Test Scores
      • SAT or GRE: Score above the 60th percentile
      • ACT: Score of 20 or higher
    • Completion of college algebra and trigonometry or a higher level math course (e.g., Calculus I) with a grade of B or better
      • If you lack the math requirement, a math course is offered in the summer term before the program begins
    • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Official standardized test scores: SAT or GRE
    • Three letters of recommendation from college faculty, supervisors, employers, etc, who are familiar with your work ethic and desire to enter the medical field
    • Resume
    • A personal statement/essay describing how you believe this program will benefit your career. Consider this an opportunity to distinguish yourself from other applicants. Some topics you may consider:
      • How you believe this program will enhance your academic record
      • Why you’ve chosen the medical field or another health profession
      • What motivates you to pursue and learn science and how it relates to medicine
      • Unique hardships, challenges, or obstacles that influenced your educational pursuits
      • Commentary on significant fluctuations in your academic record that are not explained elsewhere in your application
      • Providing a timeline for your career goals and other activities you'll be pursuing while attending this program
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $918 per credit.


    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
    • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2016-2017 Academic Year

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 

    Fall 2016     

    August 8, 2016

    December 9, 2016

    Spring 2017 

    January 3, 2017

    May 5, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    May 8, 2017

    July 21, 2017


    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 

    Fall 2017     

    August 7, 2017

    December 8, 2017

    Spring 2018 

    January 8, 2018

    May 4, 2018

    Summer 2018 

    May 14, 2018

    July 27, 2018

    Apply today for the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Hybrid Program

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