The College of Medicine at Drexel University

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 University College of Medicine seeks highly qualified and motivated students who demonstrate the desire, intelligence, integrity, 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.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Kelli Kennedy
Application fee $100
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
December 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
August 15 (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 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.55
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.0 MCAT composite score
10.6 biological
10.1 physical sciences
9.4 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
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.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 7
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​drexelmed.​edu/​Home/​Admissions/​

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

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

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

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.6:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 677
Part-time faculty 68
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 106
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 7
Full-time faculty in clinical program 571
Part-time faculty in clinical program 61

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $30.4
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.

Hospitals
Abington Memorial Hospital Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center
Allegheny General Hospital Lancaster General Hospital
Bayhealth Medical Center Lehigh Valley Hospital
Bryn Mawr Hospital Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Capital Health System Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia
Chambersburg Hospital (Summit Health) Monmouth Medical Center
Coatesville VA Medical Center PinnacleHealth Hospitals
Crozer-Chester Medical Center Reading Hospital and Medical Center
Eagleville Hospital Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Easton Hospital St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Friends Hospital York Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

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.

Medical School Ranking

#86 Best Research
Rank Not Published Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 31
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $30.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $44.85

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.5
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 37.3% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.55
MCAT composite score 10.0
Acceptance rate 5.2% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.6:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 1,080

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 1,080
In-state students 31.3%
Minority students 37.1%
Underrepresented minority students 8.5%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 35.0%
Undergraduate major N/A

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Helen Gourousis
Financial aid phone (215) 991-8210

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $46,810
Required fees $1,490
Room and board $15,500
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $205,863

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 80%
Students receiving loans 80%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 29%
Students receiving work study 9%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
family practice radiology – diagnostic
internal medicine surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 37.3% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 34.1%