Program Spotlight: Drexel University


Location:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Number of students:  75

Application Cycle:  April - October 1st through CASPA

Interview dates: August - February

Start date:  Fall (September)

Length of Program:  27 months

Public/Private:  Private

HCE:  Minimum 500 hours

GPA:  Minimum 3.0 with minimum B- for each course

Shadowing:  Recommended, but not required

The Good Stuff:

  • GRE is not required
  • It looks like there may be a part-time option, but there wasn't a ton of information about this except for to contact the program directly.  This makes it a 3 year program.
  • There is a cadaver lab, but PA students do not do any of the dissecting.
  • A 5-year undergraduate combined PA program is available.  Students must be accepted out of high school and maintain the expected grades and meet all requirements of PA school to be accepted.

Program Link:  Drexel University PA Program

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