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Collaborative Programs

Drexel University College of Medicine

Drexel University College of Medicine’s Fast Track and Early Assurance linkage agreements are available to elected students who are admitted to Rosemont College. Students are selected for the program during their senior year of high school. Maturity, stability, scholarship, flexibility, independence, and service to others are personal characteristics sought among applicants.

Students interested in applying to one of the linkage programs Rosemont College offers in collaboration with Drexel University College of Medicine must satisfy the requirements that are laid out below.

Each particular program has a different set of admission requirements and philosophy, so prospective students should carefully select the type of program they would prefer to apply to.

General Application Requirements

Please refer to each individual program for specific requirements that pertain to that program. Additional applicant requirements can be found underneath the specific programs named.

  • Applicants to either the Fast Track or Early Assurance programs apply through Rosemont College, not directly to Drexel College of Medicine. Drexel receives completed applications from Rosemont College. Send the following documents to Rosemont:
    • Submitted Rosemont application by December 1st – Common App or Rosemont’s free application on the website
    • Official High School transcript
    • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores
    • Admissions Essay
    • Letters (3) of recommendation, with one being from a science teacher
  • Drexel University College of Medicine will require a non-refundable fee of $150 for program applicants. The College of Medicine will email applicants regarding the fee after the application is received from Rosemont College.
  • Regardless of the program type, all applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • Students must have a diploma from a U.S. high school.
  • If selected for an interview by Drexel’s College of Medicine, an on-campus interview is conducted at the medical school. The College of Medicine will email the invitation for an interview to each applicant selected. The medical school’s Admissions Committee makes all final recommendations for admission to the joint program.

General Matriculation Requirements

Regardless of the type of linkage program, all students entering Drexel University College of Medicine through a linkage program must meet the same entrance requirements as follows:

  • Without repeating a course, the student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in the prerequisite sciences (no rounding).
  • Receive no grade less than a “C”. For example, a “C-” is less than a “C”.
  • Students will take the new MCAT2015 and must achieve nothing less than a subset score of 128 in the following sections: Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems, Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems and the Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior sections.  The subset score requirement for the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section is 127.  There is no minimum total score, just a minimum on each subsection.
  • Linkage students may only apply to Drexel University College of Medicine. If students wish to apply to other medical schools, they must relinquish their spot at Drexel.

“Three + Four” Fast Track Med Program with Drexel University College of Medicine

Fast track programs are designed to provide outstanding high school students, who are highly motivated toward the medical profession, the opportunity to complete all undergraduate and medical school courses in seven years. Qualified candidates would enter Drexel University College of Medicine after three years of undergraduate studies at Rosemont College (they will be awarded with an undergraduate degree after the successful completion of their first year of medical school). The student would then proceed to the College of Medicine and complete four years of schooling at the medical school level. Students are selected for this program during their senior year of high school, and must satisfy the following requirements in order to be accepted:

  • Candidates must rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
  • Students must have a combined SAT score of no less than 1360 on the “old” SAT or a 1420 on the “new” SAT, or an ACT score of no less than 31.
  • Students must complete four years of high school math, four years of English, and three years of science (including at least one semester of biology, chemistry, and physics).

“Four + Four” Early Assurance Med Program with Drexel University College of Medicine

The early assurance program was designed to meet the needs of students dedicated to a career in medicine who desire to be relieved of the pressure associated with the traditional application process. Qualified candidates would enter Drexel University College of Medicine after four years of undergraduate studies at Rosemont College. The student would then proceed to the College of Medicine and complete four years of schooling at the medical school level. Students are selected for this program during their senior year of high school, and must satisfy the following requirements in order to be accepted:

  • Candidates must rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
  • Students must have a combined SAT score of no less than 1300 on the “old” SAT or a 1360 on the “new” SAT, or an ACT score of no less than 30.
  • Students must complete four years of high school math, four years of English, and three years of science (including at least one semester of biology, chemistry, and physics).