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Undergraduate Advising

Current Undergraduate Students in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems are encouraged to contact their assigned advisor for assistance with academic advising, course selection, transferring credits, personal support, and University policy interpretations.

Laurie Lenz (last names beginning with A – F)

Caryn Glaser (last names beginning with G – K)

Alison Oxenberg (last names beginning with L – Q)

Elise Bryers (last names beginning with R – Z)

For more information, contact the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems by phone at 215.895.2215, or by e-mail at

Summer Term 2015 Advising Walk-in Hours

Laurie Lenz: Monday / Wednesday / Friday 9 am – 10 am

Caryn Glaser: Monday / Tuesday 10 am – 11 am; Thursday 9 am – 10:30 am

Alison Oxenberg: No walk-in hours for the Summer Term

Elise Bryers: Monday / Wednesday / Friday 10 am – 11 am

All advisors are also available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, email your advisor or call the Biomed office at 215-895-2215.

Course Plan Templates Changes
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Students – Please note the following changes regarding the Course Plan Templates for preparing your plans of study:

1) The BME Course Plan Templates for students entering Drexel before Fall 2011 have been removed from the website. All students may now follow the currently posted Course Plan Templates since they are almost the same as the removed templates. Please note the following course differences between the removed and the currently posted templates:

Template Courses for Entry Before Fall 2011 (The Removed Templates) BMES 125, CS 121, CS 122 and CS 123, ENGR 201, ENGR 202 and MEM 230

Template Courses for Entry On or After Fall 2011 (The Currently Posted Templates) BMES 124, BMES 126, BMES 130, BMES 201, BMES 202 and BMES 345

2) Students who entered Drexel before Fall 2011 may take the courses listed above in item 1) from the currently posted Course Templates, if you have not yet completed the equivalent courses in the removed templates. (Note: once you start a sequence you should finish it, such as ENGR 201 followed by ENGR 202, and not ENGR 201 followed by BMES 202).

3) Students who entered Drexel on or after Fall 2011 should only take the courses presented in the currently posted Course Templates.

4) If you have questions about your course planning, please contact your academic advisor for assistance.

Undergraduate Course Plan Templates
Presently, there are five undergraduate focus areas Biomedical Engineering for these undergraduates. While every attempt is made to ensure that the course scheduling reflects these templates, some differences are inevitable. Please contact your advisor before registration to make certain you are on track for your specific concentration area.

Recommendations for Medical School Admissions Preparation for the 2015 MCAT

General and Liberal Studies Course List
Students obtaining an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems are required to take a minimum of five general / liberal studies courses. Of these five, two must be in the same subject area (e.g., ECON 201 and ECON 202 or SOC 101 and SOC 225). The School offers two general studies courses: BMES 340 – Health Care Administration and BMES 409 – Entrepreneurship for Biomedical Engineers, both of which are highly recommended. However, students are free to fulfill this requirement by choosing any of the courses listed here. [Download as Adobe PDF]

Preprofessional Health Options
Students interested in any of the health professions should contact:

Mary Beth Davis

Pre-Health Advisor
Drexel University
Steinbright Career Development Center
3201 Arch Street, Suite 250
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(P) 215.895.2437
(F) 215.895.1031

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