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Careers in Medicine Specialty Profiles
These pages provide a wealth of information about each specialty, including:

DUCOM Student Interest Groups

Drexel University College of Medicine has several student-run specialty interest groups. Click here for a full directory of student interest groups.

Pathway System

Students will declare a pathway during the Pathway Meeting during the winter of MS3. These pathways are specialty-specific and will determine required courses.

Residency Application & Program Rank Data

Specialty

Average Application Count (2021)

Average # of Ranked Programs (2018-2020)

 

DUCOM

National

DUCOM

National

Anesthesiology

55.9

50.3

11.2

10.8

Child Neurology

19.5

12.2

13.2

12.5

Dermatology

76.8

52.2

10.8

9.8

Emergency Medicine

49.7

50.3

14.3

13.8

Family Medicine

41.8

35.8

15.2

13.0

Internal Medicine

37.3

33.1

13.6

12.4

Internal Medicine-Peds

29

27.5

13.1

13.0

Interventional Radiology

30.5

18.1

4.8

9.5

Neurological Surgery

83.2

79.1

17.0

18.3

Neurology

30.3

31

9.0

8.8

ObGyn

63.8

61.5

14.6

13.3

Ophthalmology

Unavailable

79

Unavailable

Unavailable

Orthopedic Surgery

73.2

77.8

13.8

13.5

Otolaryngology

81.4

77.3

16.4

15.1

Pathology

32

23.2

14.8

12.0

Pediatrics

34.4

27.3

13.3

13.1

PM&R

45.6

31

9.0

9.6

Plastic Surgery

63

66.4

Unavailable

15.0

Psychiatry

66

27.1

12.5

11.8

Radiation Oncology

30

23

Unavailable

13.5

Radiology

78.4

46.5

14.9

13.2

Surgery

63.3

48.9

15.6

14.0

Thoracic

16.5

17.7

Unavailable

12.0

Transitional

15.4

12.5

3.4

4.1

Urology

63

75.5

Unavailable

7-15*

Vascular

52

38.6

Unavailable

19.0

*Urology statistics for # of ranked programs are taken from 2021 only. Nationally, the average number of names on a matched applicant's preference list was 15 and on an unmatched applicant's preference list was 7. There is no available data for DUCOM applicants.