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drew/ucla secondary

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jdub, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. jdub

    jdub Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Albany, NY

    i just got a secondary from this program, does anybody know if they actually do any screening or if they send secondaries out to everybody?

    i'm not a urm, but i have lived in ecuador and i can speak spanish okay, so i am kind of wondering if it is worth my while to send in the secondary?
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  3. gower

    gower 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    New York
    In the Drew/UCLA program, 24 students are trained for the first two years at UCLA, then physically in the third and fourth years at Charles Drew University/Martin Luther King Hospital. The mission is to identify candidates for admission who have demonstrated that they are committed to working in underserved communities as a physician.

    In California, there is great need for Spanish speaking physicians.
  4. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92' 7+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 2001
    What does the Drew secondary ask? How is it structured, etc?

    thanks for the help
  5. Jedi In Training

    Jedi In Training Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    They ask LOTS of questions about your activities and commitment to working with the underserved, including your background/childhood. I spent a week on this one.
  6. Triangulation

    Triangulation 1K Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    Are they generally more selective than the other UCs? I heard they were. Drew seems to be one of the more difficult schools to really research. I haven't been able to extract much from their website.
  7. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    I know nothing about Drew, but I would say the UCs in general retain their level of selectivity from undergad admissions, excepting UCSF of course. Thus in terms of GPA/MCAT stats...SF>LA>SD>D>I
  8. gower

    gower 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    New York
    If you are still interested in Drew, they invite you to call them at 323/563 4960. This information is in the MSAR.

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