The BA/BS/MD accelerated degree program enables academically qualified students to earn both a bachelor's and doctor of medicine degree concurrently — entering medical school one year sooner than in traditional bachelor's and MD programs.
Students interested in the BA/BS/MD program cannot apply to the Pathway
to Health Professions major or the Nursing BSN Co-op program. Additionally, Early Decision is not available for the BA/BS/MD program.
For consideration to the BA/BS/MD accelerated degree program, applicants must:
- Submit the admission application and all required documents prior to November 15 (or by December 7 if you have been affected by Hurricane Sandy)
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident applying for freshman admission
- Have graduated from a high school in the United States
- Have ranked in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (if applicable)
- Have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 weighted scale (subject to change)
- Have a combined SAT score of at least 1360 (Critical Reading and Math sections) or a minimum ACT score of 31; submission of SAT Subject Test is recommended (subject to change)
- Have satisfactorily completed four years of laboratory science with one year each of biology, chemistry, and physics
As a point of reference, freshman students admitted to the BA/BS/MD accelerated degree program had an average GPA of 3.9 and an average combined SAT of 1495.
A select number of students will be invited to attend an interview with the medical school admission committee at the Drexel College of Medicine Queen Lane Campus in the East Falls section of Philadelphia.
The following timeline refers to
the accelerated BA/BS/MD application.
- November 15 – All application materials and College of Medicine Supplemental
Application due (or by December 7 if you have been affected by Hurricane Sandy). Refer to checklist below.
- December – The Drexel University College of Medicine will review qualified
- January – The College of Medicine will email eligible applicants to pay
the processing fee.
- Late January – Applicants will be notified by email regarding whether or
not they will be invited for an interview.
- February 15 – Priority deadline to file the FAFSA.
- Mid-February – Invitation-only interviews will be held on the Queen Lane
- Late March – The College of Medicine will notify applicants of their BA/BS/MD
decision by mail. (Date subject to change.)
- May 1 – Enrollment Form and tuition deposits due.
Applicants to an undergraduate program at Drexel University and the accelerated BA/BS/MD program at the Drexel University College of Medicine must submit the following materials by November 15.
All application materials should be sent to Drexel's Office of
Undergraduate Admissions unless otherwise noted. We will only accept the
While in the undergraduate portion of the program, students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in all coursework, including all BCPM classes (all biological sciences, chemistry, physics, and math), without repeating a course and with no grade less than a C. The MCAT is required prior to matriculation into the College of Medicine. Students must receive a minimum MCAT score of 9 or better in the verbal section; 10 or better in the physical and biological science sections; a total minimum score of 31 (with no individual score less than 8); and a letter score of P or higher in the MCAT writing section. Please note that a new version of the MCAT will be introduced in 2015 and will have different sections that include biochemistry, behaviorial science, and social science questions. Acceptance into the College of Medicine is not guaranteed.