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Early Assurance Program with Drexel University College of Medicine

The Early Assurance program was established for outstanding Drexel undergraduate students who are firmly committed to a career in medicine and who are interested in attending Drexel University College of Medicine. Students in a four-year program must apply in the fall of their third year. Students in a five-year program must apply in the fall of their fourth year. A grade point average of 3.5 with at least six science courses completed is necessary to be competitive. All prerequisites must be completed at Drexel.

Deadline is October 15, 2014 to submit the Application for the University Recommendation for entering DUCOM in 2016

Download the Application for the University Recommendation and follow the instructions below.

  • Save it as (Last name_First Initial-Pre-health) to your desktop or documents
  • fill it out
  • save it again
  • then send it as an attachment to:

Application Requirements

The first step is to complete the Application for the University Recommendation. This application will be reviewed by the University Health Professions Committee (composed of the Prehealth advisor and undergraduate faculty). If you are approved, you will be sent the form required by Drexel's Medical College.

  • Students apply in fall of junior year
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Special Programs Supplemental form
  • Resume - include details of volunteer and community service
  • Personal statement (approximately one page; answer "why medicine?" and "why Drexel College of Medicine?")
  • One reference (from a Drexel science faculty member)
  • Individual interviews with members of the Health Professions Committee
  • A minimum Drexel cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed at Drexel (one year of general biology, one year of inorganic chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, one year of physics, and one year of English)
  • Non-science majors must have at least six science courses completed and have taken at least two science courses in one single term

In addition to academic ability, the Health Professions Committee looks for the following qualities in candidates:

  • Maturity
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to articulate career and personal goals
  • Knowledge and awareness of the challenges of medical school, physician practice in the era of managed care, overall trends in U.S. health care and restrictions on lifestyle choices

The MCAT results are not required at the time of application. Students should be prepared to take the MCAT in the spring or summer of their junior year.

The Chair of the Health Professions Committee must receive all application materials by a deadline that is established each year. This deadline is determined by the College of Medicine.

Early Assurance Program Statistics

  Applied Accepted
2013 11 8
2012 7 7
2011 8 5
2010 7 5