Interdepartmental Medical Science

Major: Interdepartmental Medical Science
Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Calendar Type: Semester
Total Credit Hours: 39.0

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 26.9999
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9121

About the Program

The Interdepartmental Medical Sciences (IMS) program is a one-year Master of Science degree program that combines challenging graduate science coursework and personalized advising to guide students through the medical school application process. Students take courses equivalent to first-year medical school courses, including: Medical Biochemistry; Medical Physiology; Medical Microanatomy; Medical Immunology; Medical Neuroanatomy, and Medical Nutrition. Students who complete the coursework successfully are guaranteed an interview with Drexel University College of Medicine's MD program through our linkage agreement.

Admission Requirements

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher can be considered for this program. In addition, applicants must have a minimum MCAT score of 27 (with no section less than 8), under the old system, or a composite score at the 75 percentile or better in the 2015 MCAT in order to be considered for admission to the program.

Degree Requirements

IMSP 502SMedicine and Society I3.0
IMSP 506SMedical Professionalism and Leadership 3.0
IMSP 513SMedical Biochemistry8.0
IMSP 522SMedical Physiology I3.5
IMSP 523SMedical Physiology II3.5
IMSP 542SMedical Microanatomy I5.0
IMSP 543SMedical Microanatomy II3.0
IMSP 544SMedical Immunology I1.5
IMSP 545SMedical Immunology II1.5
IMSP 552SMedical Nutrition1.0
IMSP 562SMedical Neuroanatomy6.0
Total Credits39.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits
IMSP 502SMedicine and Society I3.0
IMSP 513SMedical Biochemistry8.0
IMSP 522SMedical Physiology I3.5
IMSP 542SMedical Microanatomy I5.0
IMSP 544SMedical Immunology I1.5
 Term Credits21.0
Spring
IMSP 506SMedical Professionalism and Leadership 3.0
IMSP 523SMedical Physiology II3.5
IMSP 543SMedical Microanatomy II3.0
IMSP 545SMedical Immunology II1.5
IMSP 552SMedical Nutrition1.0
IMSP 562SMedical Neuroanatomy6.0
 Term Credits18.0
Total Credit: 39.0
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