| Report Response, "Where do you see yourself practicing? | Report Response, "see below..." More from this Member | Report Response, "The wait for the interview! The interview was more of a conversation" More from this Member More from this Member The interviews were very relaxed and mostly conversational. More from this Member | Report Response, "They still use paper application for the secondary; it would probably be easier to make everything electronic to streamline the process." | Report Response, "What would I like to research during my 3rd year" She also explained what would be going on during our time there. More from this Member | Report Response, "what is my clinical exp" More from this Member What is bad? More from this Member | Report Response, "Just read up on Drew's mission statement and other such things" More from this Member More from this Member 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." More from this Member More from this Member It wasn't to the point of exclusivity though, but they do care about each other and each other's success." | Report Response, "Breakfast is GREAT! Call a couple current MS1s. | Report Response, "Asked about rough patches in my transcript" | Report Response, "what is the weakest part of your application? More from this Member | Report Response, "This was my best interview yet- I was interviewed by a cardiologist who was friendly, relaxed, and had actually read my file. More from this Member | Report Response, "How have you helped the underserved community?" It doesn't matter that your letter said it's scheduled for 9 am. the admissions committee said i would hear in 4-6 weeks. | Report Response, "If you could not be a doctor at all, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response, "The school and opportunities are amazing. | Report Response, "What motivates you to succeed?" Everyone genuinely enjoys the curriculum and the family atmosphere." More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "The sincerity of the staff..they showed me so much love and care. The mission of the school is one of a kind. 6 in research in a widely watched ranking for 2021. | Report Response, "How would you handle mean patients?" More from this Member When you applied to PRIME, did you have to submit to both UCLA-DREW and UCLA-GEFFEN on AMCAS? More from this Member We had the opportunity to hear from the Dean of students and the Dean of admissions, both of whom were very friendly. I was actually a little annoyed by one applicant because he had mentioned my screenname and said that I was posting too much on the website.......he was your typical pre-med and didn't even know that the person he was talking about was in front of him.....one of those lurkers on SDN who uses and gets information but never cares to share or help others out......i didn't even choose to call him out and decided to ignore him and enjoy the day.....the other applicants I met were so cool and accomplished......" More from this Member Give an example of socialized medicine." It is upsetting because the school has a lot to offer, but I was turned off by administrative weaknesses and the disrespect for applicants by not keeping us posted and inviting us to interviews at the last minute. The David Geffen School of Medicine is one of the youngest elite medical schools in the United States, founded in 1951. | Report Response, "location" The experience far surpassed my expectations. " More from this Member | Report Response, "What motivates you to want to work with the underserved?" | Report Response, "What attributes would make you a good physician for underserved patients?" " Unranked “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 More from this Member (The students seemed interested and excited about their research)." She was very honest with me and was very personal with me. I got there at 8:15 in the morning for a 9:00 interview appointment and interviewed at 11:30. " | Report Response, "re-read AMCAS, looked at school website and UCLA website, practiced at previous interviews." | 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, "Everyone was extremely friendly. The interview, although she asked me a list of pre-set questions, had a conversational feel to it." The lunch was a full-on spread of chili, potatoes, rice- very good. They interview so many people that day (about 25)--it would have been good to come up with something or some way of distinguishing myself. " More from this Member More from this Member What a bad idea for interview!!!! " The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is tied for #6 in research and #11 in primary care in a widely watched ranking released yearly in March.. Well organized interview day. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Looking at my file...I see you got a 3.8 during your post-bac..why not a 4.0?" | Report Response, "If you could be the head of any non-profit what would it be and what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response, "people and their missions" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member 323-563-4800. | Report Response, "All about AMCAS application." More from this Member The final portion was a tour of the hospital. More from this Member Why not UCLA or USC?" | Report Response, "The students were very happy about their decision to attend DREW. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "If I made you head of a community hospital in this area, how would you improve patient care?" More from this Member It was very low key and very inspirational and I would definitely attend DREW over any of the other schools I got into." 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." I love the diversity of backgrounds and interests and the commitment to caring for the underserved." | Report Response, "What is one unique quality that you possess or a unique experience that you have had?" I don't want to think about when my parents are going to die. They often spoke of training physicians to fulfill the Drew mission an they meant it." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "The ghetto surrounding area." More from this Member Med Schools in NYC. If you really want to help the community than Drew is a good place for you..." | Report Response, "If you where not a doctor what would you be doing now?" 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. After the interview, I ate brunch (good food) and then headed off on the tour of the medical center. | Report Response, "The openness and friendliness of the faculty, staff and students who were all committed to working and serving in underserved communities." More from this Member | Report Response, "What are your strengths and how does that prepare you for medical school?" | Report Response, "Read up on Drew; reviewed my Drew secondary; got advice from current Drew students; mock interview." More from this Member Our list is exhaustive – almost all medical schools are included. More from this Member What concerns do you have when you go to med schools?" I wish that they had structured more workshops or talks to help fill up the day, as there is a lot of waiting and sitting." etc." More from this Member | Report Response, "My interviewer. | Report Response, "How did you get involved in all your community service activities?" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member We were then called out to go to our interviews, one faculty and one student, both of which were very laid back and conversational. | Report Response, "the proximity to underserved communities." However I think for the right student it might be great. " University of California--Los Angeles (Geffen) is ranked No. | Report Response, "How close all of the students are. Deposit will be credited to tuition/fees upon starting program. More from this Member | Report Response, "The number of students who showed up to participate in the student panel. From my experience, this is the only school that had a specific set of interview questions for the whole year. | Report Response, "How close/happy all the students are with the school." | Report Response, "Tell me about yourself?" | Report Response, "That there was nothing to be stressed about. | Report Response, "My experience at Drew was incredible. More from this Member | Report Response, "Please get there extra early or else you wait and wait and wait and wait all day long" That was kind of interesting and fun." More from this Member part of the assignment was to talk about how we would hire our staff, distribute info, etc.." | Report Response, "What do you do for fun? More from this Member | Report Response, "How happy the students seemed, how well the 4th years place in residencies" | Report Response, "what can i contribute to the next class?" | Report Response, "no breakfast" | Report Response, "My interviewer was a 2nd year medical student and she was great. Great school for what I envision myself doing but could be a shot in the foot should my goals change." More from this Member Besides, LA is great. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Being asked to explain rough patches in my transcript. " More from this Member | Report Response, "no presentation, tour or paraphernalia." What community service have you been involved with? " He obviously doesn't like to interview students." 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, "Research thesis required by students." | Report Response, "Went well, a little more intense than other interviews I've been on" | Report Response, "Why Drew? (We only went until noon)." | Report Response, "What would you tell a young woman who has had 3 abortions and is pregnant again and wants another abortion." More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member Medical education at UCLA places a strong emphasis on treating a wide range of populations. I got there early (they tell you 8:30, but I was there around 8 when they opened the doors). More from this Member | Report Response, "Read website--> MISSION of Drew is important, SDN, my application" The interview is very low pressure so don't worry. How committed the admisitration is to the vision of the school. Since tremendous changes can be experienced in the current scenario in term of education and view of youngsters. More from this Member What would you change about it? | Report Response, "For the last post, UCLA is the most applied to school. | Report Response, "What made you want to work with the medically underserved?" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "How did you learn about Drew and why do you want to come here? " I wish I knew if it would negatively affect me if I went to their school. Review Affordable Care Act stuff." | Report Response, "nothing" One half of the group had a group interview first, while the others had a one on one interview. More from this Member | Report Response, "The mission of the school...the cheap tuition..the numerous clinical exposures.." It wasn't too difficult though: you just had to explain how you would make healthcare better for underserved patients. More from this Member My interviewer actually said that they will pick about 2 of the 15 that interviewed on my day and recommend them for admission. | Report Response, "Read about Charles Drew on website, UCLA curriculum, health policy, etc." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Nothing really difficult, everything pertained to my file." | Report Response, "After explaining how important my family is I was asked how I'm going to handle their death." | Report Response, "The students, the attention the small class gets, studying at UCLA and gaining experience in underserved areas (best of both worlds)." | Report Response, "That this year you didn't have to get there super early to sign-up for an interview (it has been 1st come first seen in the past)." Psychiatrists are doctors who focus on a patient's mental health. Eveery Drew student is happy with their choice, there classmates, everything about the program. How well the faculty and staff take care of their students. | Report Response, "I've already had a few interviews and feel very comfortable with interviews." It would be a good school for some people, I just think I'm too old and independent for the atmosphere there. " | Report Response, "What can you tell me about Drew?" More from this Member | Report Response, "Go over the primary and secondary applications, do on-line research about the campus, do mock interview with a career counselor and read SDN" " | Report Response, "n/a" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "What does primary care mean to you?" They love it and I know I will love. More from this Member | Report Response, "Nada!" | Report Response, "Read website" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA placed No. At the top of the list are medical schools that are the hardest to get admitted to. More from this Member If you are trying to use CDU as a back door to UCLA, they will sniff it out. More from this Member | Report Response, "I love this school and anyone who gets to go there is soooooooo lucky!!!!" Then when the student spoke it was like no other med student panel I've heard before. You better get there at 8 am to sign in! I was impressed by the dedication of everyone there. 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. A record-high 35,969 U.S. and international medical school students and graduates vied for 31,757 positions, the most ever offered in the Match. | Report Response, "Expand on you ideas regarding universal health care." | Report Response, "the program is great" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member They gave us random videos to watch while we were waiting, but only of them was interesting." 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 | Report Response, "I think the group project part of the interview was time-consuming and non-productive! You're interviewed roughly in order that you sign up!" More from this Member | Report Response, "The began with an overview of the day and information about the school. The Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program participates in AMCAS and can be found in the application by searching “UCLA/Drew Medical Education Program” (school code: 831). Overall, it was a good experience. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Location is a little sketchy" Excellent tour by a 4th year med student whose going to be starting a neurosurgery residency!" More from this Member | Report Response, "The student interviewer followed a form, which included very general questions, such as address your weaknesses, what's been your biggest challenge, etc." 11 in primary care and tied for No. More from this Member You will definitely get great hands-on experience at Drew. So I didn't think a tour was necessary." More from this Member Social network for pre-medical students featuring thousands of searchable profiles of medical school applicants. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "I did not have any tour." 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. More from this Member Both my student and faculty interviewers were very relaxed. | Report Response, "Tell me about yourself." “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. | Report Response, "clinical probation" Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science's 2021 Rankings Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is unranked in Health Professions Schools . 831 UCLA/Drew Medical Education Program CA 832 Mercer University School of Medicine GA . | Report Response, "What clinical experience do you have. | Report Response, "Tell me about your upbringing? Are you any good? | Report Response, "Nothing too difficult" Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by More from this Member | Report Response, "Review my application, UW's bioethics page, and common MMI questions. More from this Member More from this Member 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. More from this Member | Report Response, "Get there a little early and sign in to get an earlier interview." Thats what Dr. Miller did! " But I was kinda expecting it so it wasn't so bad." More from this Member More from this Member The Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program provides training in the scholarly and humane aspects of medicine and fosters the development of leaders who will advance medical practice and knowledge in underserved areas in the United States and abroad. More from this Member | Report Response, "I reread my AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response, "Very friendly staff and students. More from this Member and "where do you see yourself in ten years? School Type. More from this Member | Report Response, "Overall this interview was pleasant and very low stress. | Report Response, "student support" I was one of the first people interviewed and still I had to wait around until 1pm when they finally told us that we could go. Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response, "None, they were all about me or asking for clarification on my file. | Report Response, "If you could be the president of a non profit organization, what organization would that be? We were served a continental breakfast. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Would I become all "Hollywood" if I attended Drew? More from this Member | Report Response, "I visited both Drew and UCLA's websites, went over my secondary, read this website and went over my AMCAS." | Report Response, "The medical students and admissions staff were extremely informative and welcoming. More from this Member | Report Response, "Do you speak Spanish? | Report Response, "To wear more comfortable shoes! | Report Response, "If you were President, what would you do to change the healthcare system?" | Report Response, "Drew was my top choice beforehand and maybe I'm just disappointed in my performance, but I really didn't want to go there afterwards. More from this Member | Report Response, "Why should we let you in?" More from this Member | Report Response, "How excited and proud the Drew med students are to be part of this incredible program; they are a close, welcoming family!" 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, "Nothing at all. CDU's website says: "Applicants interested in being considered for Charles R. Drew/UCLA PRIME-LA must submit an AMCAS to both Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program and DGSOM UCLA PRIME-LA" — which I find confusing. More from this Member | Report Response, "The negative press/reputation of the school. | Report Response, "Students seem very close knit with faculty and staff as well as each other" | Report Response, "I hung out with 2nd year Drew students the night before and asked many questions." More from this Member | Report Response, "If you were president, how would you improve our healthcare system?" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "My faculty interviewer cancelled at the last minute so I had to wait until the afternoon to be seen by another faculty member." More from this Member | Report Response, "Why medicine?" | Report Response, "overall, it was good. " More from this Member More from this Member If you are interested in serving the underserved then this program is the best." More from this Member The program gets the best of both worlds...UCLA and Serving those whom are disadvantages..." | Report Response, "I got there at 8 am, (There were 5 interviewees ahead of me.) | Report Response, "the passion for the "Drew Mission"" More from this Member The David Geffen School of Medicine has a partnership with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science to help meet the needs of the underserved. However, my interviewers were very nice and explain what they were really asking for." More from this Member | Report Response, "What do you think of the way the underserved were treated? More from this Member Dr. Edelstein holds a dual appointment in the UCLA School of Medicine in conjunction with the joint Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program. | Report Response, "All the med students were enthusiastic about the school. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "SDN, research" | Report Response, "How would you handle seeing sick people?" More from this Member There were only 4 other interviewees." More from this Member More from this Member University of California Los Angeles and Charles R. Drew University ... Information. The College of Medicine continues to successfully educated leaders in medicine and science who will increase understanding of the cures and causes of human disease and provide expert, compassionate and culturally sensitive health care. More from this Member | Report Response, "Do you want to go into primary care?" | Report Response, "Read over my application, secondary, and did research on the program." This school is highly competitive. 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." I had a faculty member and he just seemed so uninterested in everything I had to say. More from this Member The conversations were not formal and made me very comfortable to talk what I really wanted to do with medicine. | Report Response, "same" More from this Member The research category also considered the value of grants received from the National Institutes of Health and other research funders. Check out SDN's library of webinars on YouTube. I needed to arrive at the interview in a better mood." 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