Drexel Pathway to Medical School (DPMS) Program

Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA.
Type Academic Enrichment, Academic Year Program, Test Preparation


The Drexel Pathway to Medical School (DPMS) is a one-year master’s degree program with early assurance into the College of Medicine. The program provides students who have taken pre-med classes the opportunity to further enhance their academic background in preparation for medical school studies. Drexel Pathway to Medical School students who meet the GPA and MCAT score requirements matriculate into the MD program.

The early assurance is a conditional acceptance for matriculation into Drexel University College of Medicine following successful completion of the program with achievement of the academic and professional benchmarks outlined in the DPMS program policies.

The purpose of the Drexel Pathway to Medical School program is to promote diversity at Drexel University College of Medicine by providing opportunities to individuals who come from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.


Applicants who are usually accepted into the program include:

  • Students from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Students who are underrepresented minorities in the health professions
  • Students who have MCAT scores from the 27th percentile or better in each section or overall
  • Students who have an undergraduate science or overall GPA of 2.9 or better.

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Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
245 North 15th Street, Mail Stop 344
New College Building, Room 4104
Philadelphia, PA 19102