I don't know much about the clinical training but I'm not sure what you mean by location. The main campus for Drexel is really nice; it's in the suburbs, yes, so if you don't have a car that could suck if you want to be able to hang out in Philly. I'm pretty sure they have a shuttle though. Temple is in the middle of the city, but I've heard their facilities aren't so nice (just hearsay, take it with a grain of salt).lulubean said:i have heard both the location and clinical traning is significantly better at temple.
Take what I am saying for what it's worth. I am slightly biased, based on the fact that I am a Temple Med grad. First, one correction is that Temple med campus is not in Center City. It is in north philadelphia, the middle of the inner city.Thegandlighs said:I would expect that the clinical training for both of these schools are both pretty much the same considering that both of their main training hospitals are located right in center city Philadelphia. While the actual medical campusfor Temple is actually in center city, the Drexel medical campus (where you take your classes in the first two years) is located in East Falls, which is about a 20 minute shuttle ride away. These shuttles are free and come quite frequently so traveling between campus and center city should not be a problem.
Great reference UptownDoc! I meant to add that before.BAM! said:what's a "GOMER"?
Thank you albinomidget for writing that out. Thinking of those rules just warms my heart. If you are going into medicine, that book is a must read! Get to know the GOMERS....albinomidget said:Great reference UptownDoc! I meant to add that before.
GOMER = Get Out of My ER. Its a reference to a medical book called House of God, by Samuel Shem. Its a great easy read and recommended for anyone interested in medicine.
The Fat Man's Rules (From House Of God)
LAWS OF THE HOUSE OF GOD
I. GOMERS DON'T DIE.
II. GOMERS GO TO GROUND.
III. AT A CARDIAC ARREST, THE FIRST PROCEDURE IS TO TAKE YOUR OWN PULSE.
IV. THE PATIENT IS THE ONE WITH THE DISEASE.
V. PLACEMENT COMES FIRST.
VI. THERE IS NO BODY CAVITY THAT CANNOT BE REACHED WITH A #14 NEEDLE AND A GOOD STRONG ARM.
VII. AGE + BUN = LASIX DOSE.
VIII. THEY CAN ALWAYS HURT YOU MORE.
IX. THE ONLY GOOD ADMISSION IS A DEAD ADMISSION.
X. IF YOU DON'T TAKE A TEMPERATURE, YOU CAN'T FIND A FEVER.
XI. SHOW ME A BMS* WHO ONLY TRIPLES MY WORK AND I WILL KISS HIS FEET.
XII. IF THE RADIOLOGY RESIDENT AND THE BMS* BOTH SEE A LESION ON THE CHEST X-RAY, THERE CAN BE NO LESION THERE.
XIII. THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL CARE IS TO DO AS MUCH NOTHING AS POSSIBLE.
from House of God by Samuel Shem
* Medical Student from the "Best Medical School."
I think a better question is what do you expect to get out of the research component? The vast majority of medical students do not have enough free time, much less time to DO research. Over the summer after 1st year, if you decide to do research you really have all doors open for you. Many of my friends did research at Drexel, Temple, Jeff, and Penn (HUP and CHOP). All you have to do is be semi-aggressive. Send e-mails to faculty in a field that you are interested in. Almost everyone I gets a response from someone.finallyin said:Thanks for all the feedback guys. When I interviewed at both places, I was more impressed with Temple in terms of the fact that their teaching hospital was right across the street. I also was under the impression that it has a stronger research component than Drexel. In addition, I think I was a little turned off from Drexel because of the tour guide. I have never met such an unenthusiastic guide in my life and she was quite rude. I still wonder why they hired her to give the tour. The tour guides at Temple, on the other hand, were very enthusiastic of the school which gave me a good impression of the student life there. Any thoughts on the research component at either place?