Who to Contact
- Mr. Thomas Coyne
- Pre-Health Advisor
A decision to pursue a career in medicine requires determination, hard work and personal sacrifice. Students need to commit a great deal of time to their academic, research and volunteer responsibilities. The development of organizational and interpersonal skills is also a necessity. It is important that students meet with the premed advisor to develop a comprehensive plan that includes all of these qualities. The first step is taking the required courses and achieving solid grades.
Drexel Course Recommendations for Medical School
Please note that some medical schools have additional course requirements. Keep in mind that these course requirements are subject to change; please stay in touch with the Prehealth Coordinator to keep abreast of changes. COE students who matriculated prior to the fall of 2006 need to meet with the Prehealth Coordinator to review tDEC courses.
NOTE: If you are waived from certain courses (e.g., English or mathematics courses), they do not count toward the credits that are required. Also, some medical schools will not accept AP credit in place of actual courses. Courses completed at a four-year school are generally favored over courses from a community college.
In 2015, there will be a major revision of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Students who will be taking the MCAT in 2015 or after should also take Intro to Psychology and Intro to Sociology.
Read more about preparing for MCAT2015
|Bio or Non Bio Majors||Biomed Engineering Majors||College of Engineering Majors|
|Sequence A||Sequence B||Sequence C or B|
Cell & Genetics
Cells & Genetics
Org. Diversity & Evol.
Physio & Ecology
|BIO 202 lab
|BIO 202 lab
|CHEM 101||CHEM 241|
|CHEM 102||CHEM 242|
|CHEM 103||CHEM 243|
|CHEM 244 Lab I|
|CHEM 245 Lab II|
|Bio or Non Bio Majors||Non-Bio Majors||College of Engineering Majors|
|PHYS 152||PHYS 101||PHYS 101|
|PHYS 153||PHYS 102||PHYS 102|
|PHYS 154||PHYS 201||PHYS 201|
|1 year (3 quarters of any English courses)|
|1 year required by approximately 30% of US medical schools (three quarters of any math courses)|
|Click Here to download a printable PDF of Medical Schools that Require Mathematics|
|Click Here to download a printable PDF of Medical Schools that Require Biochemistry|
|Biochemistry (Metabolism 311, Lab 306)|
The action plan listed below can be used either for a four or five-year program at Drexel. If you are in a four-year program, collapse the advice from pre-junior and junior into one year.
Premed Action Plan