| Report Response, "Why Drew? | Report Response, "Why did you opt out of surgery to do emergency medicine?" | Report Response, "Asked about rough patches in my transcript" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member (if you do that's great, if you don't say that you're trying to learn)" They have plenty of places for 3rd and 4th yrs to do their rotations and they are going to get some more. More from this Member | Report Response, "What drives you to work with the underserved?" How committed the admisitration is to the vision of the school. More from this Member I already know what I want to do.." More from this Member | Report Response, "Very friendly staff and students. There has been a lot of speculation with the MLK hospital and Drew is doing all they can to fix the problem. I was very impressed by the other interviewees--all amazing people. The staff were so friendly as well. | Report Response, "Some of the students/faculty were stuck-up." | Report Response, "The spirit of the students and the faculty. More from this Member | Report Response, "How did past obstacles in your life shape your decision to become a physician?" If anything, it should make you want to go to the school and prove others wrong in order to fight for Drew's mission. More from this Member We were served a continental breakfast. More from this Member Review Affordable Care Act stuff." More from this Member Results of the annual U.S. News and World Report survey of medical schools highlighted the UCLA medical school’s position among the nation’s best. I'm pretty shy in large groups of strangers and given the high pressure I really blew it and said almost nothing. | Report Response, "Give me an example of socialized medicine? | Report Response, "There are multiple interviewers (dean, faculty and students) and you have no idea who you will get. Students complete their first two years at UCLA … How did growing up in a low-income family affect your passion for music and sports?" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "SDN, reviewed AMCAS and secondary app." | Report Response, "MMI" | Report Response, "This is feedback for the UCLA/DREW joint program." After the interviews, a student panel discussed the school and allowed for questions. More from this Member | Report Response, "SDN, Primary, Secondary" More from this Member | Report Response, "Mock Interview, Website, my application" More from this Member The required research project is not just an essay, but a very involved project. The program seems to have a lot of resources available." More from this Member There were some students on the tour who had yet to interview, so I'm sure they didn't finish until around 2. Dr. Edelstein holds a dual appointment in the UCLA School of Medicine in conjunction with the joint Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program. She was very honest with me and was very personal with me. More from this Member | Report Response, "none?" | Report Response, "The people there were incredibly nice. But we will be at UCLA for the first two years and we will not be rotating through King. Wonderful school." | Report Response, "What clinical experience do you have. | Report Response, "Research thesis required by students." | Report Response, "There were really no ''hard'' questions." | Report Response, "Weakest part of your application?" Great school for what I envision myself doing but could be a shot in the foot should my goals change." More from this Member More from this Member It is the second medical school in the University of California system—the first was UCSF School of Medicine.The school’s reputation relative to its age is a testament to its strength as an institution. Explore Research Innovation at UCLA Health. More from this Member | Report Response, "good" More from this Member | Report Response, "I wish we could have toured one of the hospitals or clinics affiliated with the school." You are given a task (ours was to hire a project coordinator for ovarian cancer screening i.e. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "What do you like the most and the least about current health care reform?" Its a really diverse (ethnically) group of students, but most are from California. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Who is the most influential person in your life?" | Report Response, "If you were President, what would you do to change the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response, "Everything, from the speakers to the students impressed me, everyone seemed to really believe in the drew mission. Immunity, Inflammation, Infection, and Transplantation (I3T), Faculty, Academic Affairs, & Departmental Leadership, A First Look at the Future of Medical Education. | Report Response, "brochure, SDN, reread AMCAS and secondary" | Report Response, "What do you think is a positive about America's healthcare system today? " I think some students didn't show up so our wait was very long." | Report Response, "I enjoyed the tour and the medical students and everyone I met was very nice...except, the interviewer. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "re-read AMCAS, looked at school website and UCLA website, practiced at previous interviews." | Report Response, "Tell me about yourself." They love it and I know I will love. More from this Member | Report Response, "Nothing really difficult, everything pertained to my file." More from this Member More from this Member This school had one of the most arrogant attitudes I've interviewed." More from this Member More from this Member Drew students love it there!!" there was a group of about 6 of us and our task was to come up with a solid plan of diabetes awareness to a community in los angeles. Nice people." More from this Member | Report Response, "The first interview was one on one, but the second was a group interview. More from this Member | Report Response, "You had some academic difficulties in the past- explain" I found the whole interview interesting." | Report Response, "students love their program, a chance to really help the underserved, a lot of hands on opportunities" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "What is the most difficult experience you have had and what did you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response, "To wear more comfortable shoes! | Report Response, "If you could be the president of a non profit organization, what organization would that be? 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 It was a conversational experience." | Report Response, "What causes you to excel?" | Report Response, "How would you handle seeing sick people. More from this Member They just opened up a new Urgent Care Clinic. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "How did you get involved in all your community service activities?" An annoying interraction that made the whole day taste a little salty - someone in the office assumed (maybe because I look white) that I wouldn't have had any experience in an inner-city community and suggested (not very nicely) that I should go take a stroll though the neighborhood to get a feel for what it is REALLY like. More from this Member | Report Response, "Please get there extra early or else you wait and wait and wait and wait all day long" | Report Response, "Do you want to go into primary care?" It is the best of both worlds being that the clinical years are at king/drew and the basic science years are at UCLA. I felt like he thought that my two years of clinical experience had not prepared me for that." More from this Member More from this Member Aside from the troubles its been having, the clinical training staff are not very highly regarded which is a HUGE concern since they would be the ones writing my LORs for residencies." More from this Member More from this Member .I would have brought a book and ate a better breakfast. " You will definitely get great hands-on experience at Drew. | Report Response, "none really, he just seemed very tired of having to interview so many applicants in one day." More from this Member It was a 20 min. More from this Member The interview was more of a conversation" | Report Response, "Why is it important to you to work with the underserved? The students were very friendly and willing to answer any and all questions about academics and student life. | Report Response, "Every Drew student with whom I spoke loves the school and the program. More from this Member | Report Response, "I had a really good time at Drew. | Report Response, "no presentation, tour or paraphernalia." If you want a tour of the UCLA campus you need to pre-arrange that because the day of the interview, you only tour Drew." | 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)." More from this Member “We are proud of our position among the nation’s leading medical schools and we are grateful for the skill and commitment of so many – the physicians, research scientists, medical students, trainees, staff and our community partners who dedicate themselves to patients, medical education, discovery and public service,” said Kelsey Martin, MD, PhD, dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. More from this Member Learn more about South LA. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "The facilities are old." I would love to attend here! | Report Response, "They still use paper application for the secondary; it would probably be easier to make everything electronic to streamline the process." More from this Member | Report Response, "Tell me about a passion you have outside of medicine." More from this Member The staff was also extremely friendly." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "99% of the questions that I was asked were the same as last year interview questions posted on SDN." | Report Response, "The King/Drew hospital is having some financial difficulties, like many hospitals around the country, and some programs are being eliminated. | Report Response, "Tell me about your home life growing up" More from this Member More from this Member Overall a good day but expect to stay till about 2!" More from this Member More from this Member Are you any good? | Report Response, "I really enjoyed my interview experience. | Report Response, "The students, the attention the small class gets, studying at UCLA and gaining experience in underserved areas (best of both worlds)." More from this Member That tour nearly crippled me! | Report Response, "Where to check in for the interview...go to student affairs." | Report Response, "I think the group project part of the interview was time-consuming and non-productive! More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Asked to explain low science GPA. | Report Response, "None." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Tell me about your parents." More from this Member More from this Member Everyone was very friendly and because the class size (at Drew) is small, about 24, everyone knows one another and they seem to get along well. " The final portion was a tour of the hospital. More from this Member | Report Response, "What research or issues relating to healthcare and the underserved are you interested in?" | Report Response, "i was told to get there early to sign up for an interview...so i did, and the list was not available for us to sign in the order in which we arrived. etc." | Report Response, "Nothing too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response, "How do you fit into the Drew mission?" Dr. Edelstein has served at Drew since 1978. More from this Member | Report Response, "This was a great experience, Drew is my #1 choice in a medical school. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "How would you handle seeing sick people?" More from this Member | Report Response, "SDN, reread applications" More from this Member Results of the annual U.S. News and World Report survey of medical schools highlighted the UCLA medical school’s position among the nation’s best. The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and … The LA weather is awesome!!" More from this Member | Report Response, "I browsed through their website, looked at interview feedback reports and made sure I knew specific details about the program that would make me a good match for it (i.e. | Report Response, "Looking at my file...I see you got a 3.8 during your post-bac..why not a 4.0?" Medical students receive training at these medical centers, at partner hospitals and with community groups in the region. | Report Response, "How nice everyone was. | Report Response, "MLK hospital and that some of the rotations have been closed" There was something else going on in the waiting area the day I interviewed, so there wasn't a waiting room for the interviewees...we were crammed together into a cubby hole. More from this Member | Report Response, "What are the good and bad things about US health care system? The med student who interviewed me was really cool." More from this Member More from this Member THe atmosphere seems very supportive and the students seem really friendly and relaxed. I was really impressed with the physicians who introduced themselves during the day and the organization of the day has changed because no one was waiting for 2nd interviews for too long. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "The fact that you are forced to do your clinicals at Drew. " | Report Response, "What drives you to excel?" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "location" More from this Member | Report Response, "If I made you President of a non-profit organization and gave you a blank check..what would you do?" | Report Response, "Read Drew's website, this website, and about health care issues as they relate to medically underserved areas." The Dean of Admissions and the Dean of the Med School were both very welcoming and genuinely interested in Drew and it's mission. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member However I think for the right student it might be great. " The lunch was a full-on spread of chili, potatoes, rice- very good. 11 in Best Medical Schools: Primary Care. | Report Response, "The openness and friendliness of the faculty, staff and students who were all committed to working and serving in underserved communities." | Report Response, "Tell me about your clinical experiences" Some of the residency programs have been unaccredited, but they do not affect Drew students. More from this Member More from this Member 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 More from this Member What is bad? Prompts: Describe your involvement in the one most important non-academic activity in your life. | Report Response, "MMI - signed confidentiality agreement" More from this Member More from this Member Medical school faculty and trainees provide patient care at UCLA Health hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica and in clinics throughout Southern California. | Report Response, "Tell me about your family and where you grew up." | Report Response, "Nothing, everything was exactly as I had expected." | Report Response, "What is the biggest problem with our healthcare system today?" | Report Response, "no breakfast" 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, "Why do you want to be a doctor?" | Report Response, "I've already had a few interviews and feel very comfortable with interviews." Honestly, it was a little intimidating trying to share your ideas amongst other brilliant students while the med students judged your performance. | Report Response, "The students seemed extremely happy and enthusiastic. More from this Member They cannot be immediately accepted (although they could obviously move from a wait list to an accepted position), so after this date, I was told every other student would be interviewing for wait list and post bacc positions (but none are told this, they all think they have just a good of chance of getting in the program) - this was told to a group of us by Norma, their admissions coordinator" | Report Response, "The sincerity of the staff..they showed me so much love and care. | Report Response, "Tell me about some of your experiences with medicine" | Report Response, "What attributes would make you a good physician for underserved patients?" Deposit will be credited to tuition/fees upon starting program. | Report Response, "absolutely crappy system of interviewing. | Report Response, "What motivates you to want to work with underserved populations?" If you really want to help the community than Drew is a good place for you..." More from this Member Social network for pre-medical students featuring thousands of searchable profiles of medical school applicants. | Report Response, "Arrived at 8:15 am, for a 9 am interview and there we already 13 people in front of me! Drew is a really excellent program that reaches out to the community and its students. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Questions about personal experiences" We had an excellent tour guide of the medical center, outstanding trauma center. More from this Member To not be so nervous. | Report Response, "Where were you brought up?" | Report Response, "Close niche with students and faculty members. At the top of the list are medical schools that are the hardest to get admitted to. | Report Response, "Tell me about yourself?" 6 in research in a widely watched ranking for 2021. Thats what Dr. Miller did! " | Report Response, "The current and prospective students, along with the faculty and staff, were all amazing people. "What is your MCAT score?" I wsn't sure what to think about that..." Be prepared to ask questions yourself, that was actually the majority of my interview." However, after all that I've endured to attend med school, I wouldn't feel comfortable closing doors to the possibilities of pursuing competitive specialities. Tuition and Fees Tuition and Fees*: Unit Fee: $578/unit Program Fee: $5,000/term for three (3) terms Program Enrollment Deposit Accepted applicants will need to submit a non-refundable deposit of $500 within one (1) week of notification of admission to confirm enrollment in program. | Report Response, "My AMCAS, Drew secondary app, SDN, about Drew/LA" More from this Member | Report Response, "There was no tour. | Report Response, "I did not have any tour." More from this Member | Report Response, "SDN, AMCAS app, Drew secondary app, school website" I was impressed by the dedication of everyone there. He was very friendly, relaxed and informative. | Report Response, "I read SDN, my secondary, and learned about the school" | Report Response, "The sense of comradery that exists and is encouraged amongst Drew students. I know many of the chairs and members on admissions. | Report Response, "What issues are of the most consequence for the people who you would be serving at Drew/King? | Report Response, "How will you deal with the negative political aspects involved with Drew students and MLK currently" | Report Response, "Read website" | Report Response, "Some of the interviewers were odd..." The students and faculty made you really feel as though it was a family atmosphere. More from this Member I think it is important to find a school that fits with your own goals and interests and this one defeinitely does for me." If you can honestly say that the mission of Drew is exactly what you want to do then this school is your opportunity. | Report Response, "You had some academic difficulties int he past- explain" The interviewer I had really knew my application, so he didn't end up asking me things I had already answered in my apps, mostly more personal questions than anyhing else, and he seemed very interested in my answers. " | Report Response, "About my background and interest in the underserved." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "How close/happy all the students are with the school." More from this Member | Report Response, "SDN, MSAR, application, and school website." The interview day itself was short compared to other interviews. More from this Member we talked about his own family, his medical interests, his experiences at Drew. (Older essays, if available are below) All the prompts have an 800 character limit. More from this Member | Report Response, "I hung out with 2nd year Drew students the night before and asked many questions." | Report Response, "Why should we let you in?" It is not a reflection of problems with their program, but the competitiveness of it and the caliber of students that they have. The group of applicants were split in half. | Report Response, "Overall this interview was pleasant and very low stress. | Report Response, "Just read up on Drew's mission statement and other such things" And why?" More from this Member More from this Member Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. 6. ", but he seemed less interested in these answers than in our conversation. | Report Response, "The mission of the school...the cheap tuition..the numerous clinical exposures.." | Report Response, "How excited and proud the Drew med students are to be part of this incredible program; they are a close, welcoming family!" | Report Response, "The school and opportunities are amazing. The interviews were very relaxed and mostly conversational. The research category also considered the value of grants received from the National Institutes of Health and other research funders. More from this Member All the doctors were really into the school and serving the community which is good to see and hear and make you realize why you're going into the medical field in the first place," More from this Member More from this Member So I didn't think a tour was necessary." Occasionally he'd look at his interview sheet and ask me questions like , "why Drew?" | Report Response, "see below..." More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member I don't want to think about when my parents are going to die. More from this Member | Report Response, "Mock interviews." Our list is exhaustive – almost all medical schools are included. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Why Medicine?" 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