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Drexel University

Philadelphia,
PA
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: February 2022
1601 Cherry Street
Philadelphia,
PA
19102

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

paadmissions@drexel.edu
215-895-2400

Program Information

Length of Program:

2 Years

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Check with School

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

67

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

96%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$104,706 / $104,706   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

Bachelor's/Master's

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

September 1
(Rolling Admissions)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

3.64

Average Science GPA:   

3.62

Other GPA Requirements: 

All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of B- or higher in order to be accepted.

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

500 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

We will accept additional clinical patient contact hours submitted between the time of application and December 15, 2021 to meet the 500 hour minimum requirement.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available
There is no "expiration date" for completed coursework, but applicants are very strongly encouraged to complete Human Anatomy and Physiology within 3-5 years of application.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes
We have and will continue to allow online courses, including labs, provided they are completed through an accredited college or university for college credit and a letter grade

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
2 pending course(s) maximum.
The deadline for completing all prerequisite courses is the end of the fall academic term prior to expected matriculation to the PA program.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
1 Semester with Lab
Required
General, organic or biochemistry accepted.
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Microbiology
1 Semester
Course Required, Lab Recommended
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
1 Semester
Required
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
It is strongly recommended that anatomy and physiology coursework be completed within three to five years of application.
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
1 Course
Required
Often programs only require a one-unit course. Some programs accept a non-credit certificate course.
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
General, introduction to, developmental, or abnormal accepted.
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
Not Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations
Abnormal psychology Critical thinking Death and dying Developmental psychology Embryology Ethics/ Ethics in Medicine (Health Care) and Methodology Introduction to Pharmacology Logic Nutrition Pathophysiology Advanced Anatomy Public Speaking/Speech Research Design Sociology

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