More from this Member | Report Response, "I read SDN, my secondary, and learned about the school" More from this Member Also, after speaking to a few UCLA students, I found out that many UCLA students look down on the kids in the Drew program as do many faculty members at UCLA." | Report Response, "Tell me about a difficult experience that you had and how you have dealt with it." I got a phone call from Dr. Aguilera less than 2-wks later offering me a spot in the 2010 Drew class!!!" More from this Member | Report Response, "How have you helped the underserved community?" It's all about the mission!" writing assignment." More from this Member We were served a continental breakfast. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Read my secondary application, looked up the school's unique program online." Med Schools in NYC. it wasn't so bad, and they made sure to let us know that it def would not be a make or break factor in terms of gaining admission. | Report Response, "the passion for the "Drew Mission"" It was a 20 min. You'll also learn about the best medical schools in New York City, medical schools in Upstate New York or other parts of the state. | Report Response, "Overall I had a very good experience. | Report Response, "The people there were incredibly nice. More from this Member They have plenty of places for 3rd and 4th yrs to do their rotations and they are going to get some more. The fact that the school's primary training hospital is linked to problems has not dettered my desire what so ever to attend this school." The lunch was a full-on spread of chili, potatoes, rice- very good. | Report Response, "What are you looking for in a school?" The University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine is a 4-year MD-granting program that was approved shortly after WW2 in 1945 and welcomed its first class in 1951. | Report Response, "SDN, Primary, Secondary" | Report Response, "talk to people in the program, reviewed SDN quests i had compiled for other schools, read up on drew on their website (make sure to do this!!)" The David Geffen School of Medicine is one of the youngest elite medical schools in the United States, founded in 1951. | Report Response, "What do you think is a positive about America's healthcare system today? " | Report Response, "What made you want to work with the medically underserved?" They only accept a maximum of 28 students at any one time, so we were told that it might take us a long while to hear back post-interview about final decisions. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "SDN, web site and AMCAS" | Report Response, "The entire environment of the school was so nice. | Report Response, "nothing!" | Report Response, "Nothing too difficult" Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. | Report Response, "What would you tell a young woman who has had 3 abortions and is pregnant again and wants another abortion." Top Medical Schools New York State: Learn about the medical schools in New York including rankings, osteopathic vs. allopathic, private vs. public, how easy or difficult it is to get in. | Report Response, "What clinical experience do you have. My interviewer was a 3rd year med student who seemed more interested in having a conversation than in picking apart my application. More from this Member | Report Response, "Tell me about your upbringing? More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Explain your experiences or committment to the underserved..." More from this Member we talked about his own family, his medical interests, his experiences at Drew. Dr. Edelstein holds a dual appointment in the UCLA School of Medicine in conjunction with the joint Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program. and "where do you see yourself in ten years? | Report Response, "The long wait for my interview. More from this Member | Report Response, "I hung out with 2nd year Drew students the night before and asked many questions." Results of the annual U.S. News and World Report survey of medical schools highlighted UCLA medical school窶冱 position among the nation窶冱 best. | Report Response, "What would I like to research during my 3rd year" | Report Response, "Why Drew? | Report Response, "School website, previous interviews, SDN." | Report Response, "Why DREW?" | Report Response, "If you could not be a doctor at all, what would you do?" The University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine—known as the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM)—is an accredited medical school located in Los Angeles, California, United States. | Report Response, "The strong sense of community the students had" More from this Member More from this Member This school had one of the most arrogant attitudes I've interviewed." | Report Response, "Mock interviews." The program gets the best of both worlds...UCLA and Serving those whom are disadvantages..." i was cheated completely." | Report Response, "how relaxed my one-on-one iview would be...also what to expect for my group iview. More from this Member More from this Member If you can honestly say that the mission of Drew is exactly what you want to do then this school is your opportunity. In what type of setting?" More from this Member | Report Response, "My impressions of the school were mixed because I so badly want to stay in state for med school. | Report Response, "The day went pretty much as outlined. " More from this Member | Report Response, "Explain your MCAT scores..." If that is not your goal, if you don't plan on giving your time, efforts and care to the underserved, they will be able to sniff it out. | Report Response, "What issues are of the most consequence for the people who you would be serving at Drew/King? She was awesome...it really did feel like I was having a good convo with one of my girlfriends, seriously. | Report Response, "What drives you to excel? More from this Member | Report Response, "I wish they took more people who are not labeled as minorites becayse I really would love to work with the underserved and go to the school!" More from this Member They just want to get to know u better. More from this Member Granted, we weren't on UCLA campus proper, but I think having a tour would have given us the ability to visualize ourselves at the school." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Why Drew? More from this Member How do you spend your free time?" The staff was also extremely friendly." More from this Member | Report Response, "SDN, AMCAS app, Drew secondary app, school website" | Report Response, "Very friendly staff and students. | Report Response, "What other schools are you applying to?" The family environment was really huge for me. | Report Response, "n/a" More from this Member | Report Response, "If you could be the head of any non-profit what would it be and what would you do?" 6 in research in a widely watched ranking for 2021. I had a faculty member and he just seemed so uninterested in everything I had to say. a zoo. More from this Member Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by More from this Member | Report Response, "What do you think of the way the underserved were treated? More from this Member More from this Member What is bad? Review Affordable Care Act stuff." | Report Response, "the program is great" Also, the hospital seemed kind of empty for a Saturday morning." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "What do you do to handle stress?" | Report Response, "What research or issues relating to healthcare and the underserved are you interested in?" Drew students get the advantage of rotating at diverse hospitals/clinics during 3rd/4th year." Who thinks about that?" He left me with a very negative impression, I walked out of the interview feeling very cheated." For example instead of having a surgery clerkship at MLK/Drew, you would go to Harbor-UCLA (another county hosptial affiliated with UCLA). It wasn't too difficult though: you just had to explain how you would make healthcare better for underserved patients. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member After spending hundreds of dollars traveling to LA, renting a car, and getting a hotel, I think that I deserve some sort of correspondence from the school. More from this Member Here is how medical schools rank by their difficulty of admission. Occasionally he'd look at his interview sheet and ask me questions like , "why Drew?" | Report Response, "What do you do for fun? More from this Member There has been a lot of speculation with the MLK hospital and Drew is doing all they can to fix the problem. More from this Member A lot of faculty were present and gave introductions explaining the importance of the Drew mission. The interviews were mostly personal questions and my experiences and why I thought I belonged at Drew. Patients benefit from the alignment between UCLA’s clinical and research programs, said John Mazziotta, MD, PhD, vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Read interview notes here on SDN, reviewed my AMCAS and Drew supplemental applications, read health/medical issues and current events on sites like yahoo.com and cnn.com, also looked over Drew website and handouts sent to me from Drew via postal mail." More from this Member He kept saying the school is like a family atmosphere which was cool." More from this Member | Report Response, "The faculty interview was very conversational. | Report Response, "Do you think you can handle a medical school curricullum?" The faculty was very welcoming, answered all our questioned; told us a lot about the program. | Report Response, "My AMCAS, Drew secondary app, SDN, about Drew/LA" list the qualifications you would look for, how you would recruit them, and what interview questions you would ask) and supposed to work it out together as a group while the med students right down comments. More from this Member | Report Response, "The students and faculty were very nice and seemed genuinely happy there. | Report Response, "Reread my 1º and 2º applications; read interview feedback postings; read newspaper articles and school website information about current issues at the school (lack of funding, accreditation issues, etc)." | Report Response, "brochure, SDN, reread AMCAS and secondary" | Report Response, "Tell me about your family, upbringing, learning spanish, etc." More from this Member More from this Member Detailed medical school admission information on MDApplicants.com. It was a good amount of time and I was able to ask her many questions about the program and how her life was changed by the program, in terms of time committments, volunteering and maintaining relationships outside of school. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Nothing really." | Report Response, "What characteristic, other than working with the underserved, do you like most about Drew?" | Report Response, "What do you know about what is going on at the school?" 2019 Incoming Class CDU PA Program: Student to faculty ratio: 12:1 Age Range: 23-36 Average GPA: 3.4 Average direct patient care hours: 5,400 3,688 applicants 118 interviewed 25 admitted Methodology: This is a ranking of medical school, ordered by how difficult it is to be admitted to a school. The interview is very low pressure so don't worry. More from this Member | Report Response, "That there was nothing to be stressed about. He rarely made eye contact with me and he was very hard to understand. | Report Response, "Nothing." He told us about himself and why he came to Drew. More from this Member School Type. More from this Member More from this Member They made you feel like that this was a great program, which it is and that they really cared about the school's mission and its community." More from this Member | Report Response, "Piano and tennis are expensive activities to participate in. The Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program is designed to attract students who express an interest in addressing the concerns of underserved populations. More from this Member More from this Member I felt comfortable just "spilling my guts" and I held nothing back because this was my chance to make my dreams come true. Just an overall great place and great school!" Drew is a really excellent program that reaches out to the community and its students. | Report Response, "How did past obstacles in your life shape your decision to become a physician?" | Report Response, "For the last post, UCLA is the most applied to school. | Report Response, "I visited both Drew and UCLA's websites, went over my secondary, read this website and went over my AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response, "the questions werent difficult if you expect them! | Report Response, "Tell me about your home life growing up" | Report Response, "Why Drew? You will definitely get great hands-on experience at Drew. More from this Member More from this Member They just opened up a new Urgent Care Clinic. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Everyone was very welcoming and encouraging. | Report Response, "Read over my AMCAS and secondary application from Drew. | Report Response, "Please get there extra early or else you wait and wait and wait and wait all day long" More from this Member More from this Member I wsn't sure what to think about that..." More from this Member The required research project is not just an essay, but a very involved project. | Report Response, "This was a great experience, Drew is my #1 choice in a medical school. More from this Member | Report Response, "Why have you not taken the MCAT again?" More from this Member | Report Response, "Why did you opt out of surgery to do emergency medicine?" The interview was more of a conversation" Personally, I want to go to the underserved communities therefore being at Drew would give me amazing opportunities. 6 in the U.S. in research and for 2019-2020 ranked UCLA Medical Center at No. All of the questions were about trying to get to know me better." He was very nice and knew my file well. If you really want to help the community than Drew is a good place for you..." The program equips students with the specific skills they will need to practice medicine in disadvantaged rural and urban communities. More from this Member I was never asked about my experiences, but rather who I am, what drives me, why I want to be a doctor, etc. More from this Member and had a small breakfast, student-guided campus tour, talk by the dean. I needed to arrive at the interview in a better mood." | Report Response, "That DREW hospital serves a population the size of Philadelphia, that's wonderful! " More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member I really like the school's mission and opportunities to work with underserved people." More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "THE INTERVIEW FORMAT (see below). He obviously doesn't like to interview students." Prompts: Describe your involvement in the one most important non-academic activity in your life. More from this Member Call a couple current MS1s. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member “UCLA Health’s medical education programs, hospitals and clinics are united in a shared goal – providing the best possible health care to patients from Los Angeles and around the world, informed by the latest research and utilizing modern technology,” Dr. Mazziotta said. More from this Member More from this Member What would you change about it? More from this Member | Report Response, "I didn't know that as a student at Drew you are required to write a Thesis statement. | Report Response, "it was an MMI" More from this Member (We only went until noon)." | Report Response, "How close all of the students are. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Everyone's passion for what they do." | Report Response, "If I received a job offer in Hollywood and Detroit where will I go?" "What is your MCAT score?" More from this Member Each year approximately 2,000 highly qualified candidates apply for 24 opening in the Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program. I grew up there, lady." More from this Member Drew students love it there!!" More from this Member | Report Response, "Dr. Aguilerra made everyone feel totally at ease before interviews began. There seemed a kind of forced camaraderie there which really turned me off. | Report Response, "What would you do to improve health care for the underserved?" More from this Member | Report Response, "They interview about 150 people for 25 slots so that sounds intimidating. | Report Response, "The sincerity of the staff..they showed me so much love and care. Social network for pre-medical students featuring thousands of searchable profiles of medical school applicants. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "The mission of the school...the cheap tuition..the numerous clinical exposures.." | Report Response, "Why is it important to you to work with the underserved? ,” said Kelsey Martin, MD, PhD, dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. I went in early and they had a nice breakfast for us. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "How come you didn't do well on your MCAT? | Report Response, "That there was no food served." I felt like he thought that my two years of clinical experience had not prepared me for that." | Report Response, "The school and opportunities are amazing. The fact that the school's primary training hospital is linked to problems has not dettered my desire what so ever to attend this school." | Report Response, "what can i contribute to the next class?" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member (I guess he thought I would become obsessed with Hollywood if I moved to LA)" I got there at 8:15 in the morning for a 9:00 interview appointment and interviewed at 11:30. " It is the best of both worlds being that the clinical years are at king/drew and the basic science years are at UCLA. Drew students generally get a lot more hands on experience and are surrounded my faculty members whose interests are to help the surrounding communities. | Report Response, "That your diploma is a UCLA diploma." More from this Member First people started off with their group iviews, then their individual iviews, and then we all interacted with a student panel." Nice people." | Report Response, "N/A" The school's mission is awesome! snowflakes, 01.03.14. The experience far surpassed my expectations. " | Report Response, "The negative press/reputation of the school. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member How would you change?" More from this Member Students who want to work in underserved communities or address disparities in healthcare during their career can apply to the Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program.. More from this Member More from this Member Is this your top choice?" He is an educational psychologist and clinical psychologist and received his doctorate in educational psychology at UCLA. THe atmosphere seems very supportive and the students seem really friendly and relaxed. | Report Response, "Weakest part of your application?" | Report Response, "Drew Secondary, AMCAS, Reasearch some recent healthcare news...." | Report Response, "That I had to wait for so long . More from this Member | Report Response, "You truly get the best of both worlds at Drew/UCLA. University of California Los Angeles and Charles R. Drew University ... Information. | Report Response, "So you play guitar? Also, they show you three videos, one about the medical profession, one about the history of the school's founder, and one about the school itself." More from this Member | Report Response, "Tell me about your research. 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