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  • Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Hybrid Program

    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
    • A hybrid of evening in-person laboratory classes and online instruction that minimize career interruption
    • Free MCAT preparation course during your last semester

    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    Required Courses  
    PMED 111S General Chemistry I 3.0
    PMED 112S General Chemistry I Lab 1.0
    PMED 121S General Physics I 3.0
    PMED 122S General Physics I Lab 1.0
    PMED 131S General Chemistry II 3.0
    PMED 132S General Chemistry II Lab 1.0
    PMED 141S General Physics II 3.0
    PMED 142S General Physics II Lab 1.0
    PMED 211S General Biology I 3.0
    PMED 212S General Biology I Lab 1.0
    PMED 221S Organic Chemistry I 3.0
    PMED 222S Organic Chemistry I Lab 1.0
    PMED 231S General Biology II 3.0
    PMED 232S General Biology II Lab 1.0
    PMED 241S Organic Chemistry II 3.0
    PMED 242S Organic Chemistry II Lab 1.0
    PMED 151S
    College Algebra & Trigonometry  
    PMED 240S
    Conceptual Reviews in General and Organic Chemistry  
    PMED 250S
    Molecular Biology & Biochemistry  
    PMED 800S
    Review Course for MCAT  
    PMED T180S
    Special Topics in Pre-Medical  
    PMED T280S
    Special Topics in Pre-Medical  
    Total Credits 32.0

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    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 
    • 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, an online math course will be offered in the Fall semester.
    • We strongly encourage submission of a standardized examination score. At the discretion of the admissions committee, applicants who do not submit scores will still be considered for acceptance.
    • 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
    • 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


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2024-2025 is $1123 per credit.

    For the academic year 2023-2024, students enrolled in an online graduate academic program will be charged a graduate online program fee of $125 per year.

    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • 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.

    Additional Equipment Fees


    Academic Calendar

    2023-2024 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Fall 2023

    August 21, 2023

    December 15, 2023

    Spring 2024

    January 8, 2024

    May 3, 2024

    Summer 2024

    May 13, 2024

    August 2, 2024


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