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Drexel University College of Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Drexel seeks highly qualified, motivated students who demonstrate the desire, intelligence, and emotional maturity to become excellent physicians. Because of the school's unique background, we encourage nontraditional applicants and are committed to a diverse student body. We welcome applicants who are first generation college students and those who demonstrate commitment to community service.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Kelli Kennedy
Application fee  $100
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
December 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
August 11 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  3
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  June 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.59
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  30 MCAT total score
9 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  7
Combined college/M.D. program URL

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.6:1
Full-time faculty  614
Part-time faculty  116
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  125
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  5
Full-time faculty in clinical program  489
Part-time faculty in clinical program  111

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $27.0 
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  N/A
Principal investigators (PIs)  N/A
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  N/A

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Abington Memorial Hospital Kaiser Permanente - Sacramento
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network Lancaster General Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Bayhealth Medical Center Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia
Capital Health System Monmouth Medical Center
Chambersburg Hospital (Summit Health) PinnacleHealth Hospitals
Coatesville VA Medical Center Reading Hospital and Medical Center
Crozer-Chester Medical Center Saint Peter's University Hospital
Easton Hospital Shore Medical Center
Friends Hospital St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Hahnemann University Hospital York Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

Medical students are trained to consider each patient's case and needs in a comprehensive integrated manner, taking into account many more factors than the presenting physiological condition. The medical college is dedicated to preparing "Physician Healers" - doctors who practice the art, science and skill of medicine.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  259
Step 1: Percent passing  95%
Step 1: Average score  228
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  314
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  97%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  236

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  32
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $27.0
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $44.05

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  38.8%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.59
MCAT total score  30
Acceptance rate  4.8%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.6:1
Total medical school enrollment  1,064

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Cynthia DeLone
Financial aid phone  (215) 991-8210



Full-time: $49,870

Required fees  $1,582
Room and board  $16,500
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $201,050

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  80%
Students receiving loans  78%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  27%
Students receiving work study  13%



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