It really is so nice to see you all posting here!!bullhorn said:Welcome to our Drexel thread! I am sure there are more of us out there...seeing as though the class is 240!
I love working in centercity...but its too loud for me to live...I have a baby..so I prefer it to be quiet..which is why I chose Roxborough---a town pretty close to the Queen Lane campus.
mimi1 said:It really is so nice to see you all posting here!!
So what do you all do? Are you all working, or still in school??
I'll start...I've been out of undergrad for almost 3 years now and have been doing cancer research ever since. Currently, I'm working for a pediatric oncologist and so now I'm sort of interested in going into Peds Heme/Onc. But we will see. I'm in the DC area and am looking forward to exploring Philly.
Bullhorn- What is Roxborough like? How far from Drexel? I'm trying to scout out areas to move to.
Has anybody scheduled their financial aid "entrance interview" yet???
wesgirl04 said:hi all, i'm trying to decide whether i will go to drexel or one of a couple other schools.... can you all tell me what it is that made you choose drexel over whatever other schools you got into?
Wow...good sell!mimi1 said:Just to name a few reasons:
1. Drexel is one of the only medical schools that recognizes that students learn in different ways and therefore offers different curriculum to choose from. When will the other schools figure this out too??
2. The school is one of the most technologically advanced medical schools.
3. From everyone I have spoken to at Drexel, I have heard that the faculty is extremely supportive, responsive, and helpful. They are there to TEACH.
4. Drexel offers clinical rotations through different types of hospitals in PA and NJ. Therefore, you get diverse clinical training in all sorts of settings and locations.
5. The student body at Drexel is more diverse than any school I visited in terms of age, ethnicity, background etc.
6. Drexel offers a campus in a safe, quiet location with access to all the resources, activities,and fun found in Philly.
7. Drexel's history is quite unique since it evolved from being the first women's medical colleges!
8. Drexel emphasizes community outreach more than most schools. I believe that serving the community is a fundamental aspect of medicine.
9. Drexel's matchlist is not too shabby.
10. For a private school, Drexel's tuition is not so bad.
RU2003 said:Anybody have names of some apartment complexes in the nearby area that is nice to live. I was thinking about living in Manayunk/roxborough area.
Let me know if anyone has any good suggestions. Thanks
Sure. You never know...May 15th (last day to hold multiple acceptances) is still about a month away, and there'll be people that choose to go somewhere else between now and then. You're probably fine.med2be? said:Is the class already filled? I have an interview the last week of april? Do you think there is any chance for acceptance that late in the interview process?
A few things to add to my fellow classmate's post. We have group sessions which are madatory as well as the clinical sessions (thanks Williamette for elucidating that). The PIL curriculum is definitely very organized. We have lots of lectures. We also have notes. The notes are strangely similar to the IFM module guides. (I say strangely because a lot of them are the same). PIL is extremely flexible to different learning styles. Outside of group, you can go to class, not go to class, watch classes online... you can study by yourself, you can study outloud in groups... etc. We cover the same material as IFM, but we gain three things greater-- first of all, a familiarity with board style questions-- interpreting cases/vignettes. Second, we get that clinical reasoning process from the first day of class. Lastly, we have a lot more clinical experience in the first two years.babinski bob said:I'm an IFM-2nd year student so i'll give you my impressions. Just so all of you know, the ratio of IFMIL students is about 5:1 or maybe even 6:1. Just be careful which track you decide to take. By in large, IFM is best for most students. If you're a PIL student you HAVE to attend class no matter what!!! If you're an IFM student you never have to attend class if that's how you learn best. To me, IFM gives you alot of flexibility in terms on learning style. Who knows, maybe you were the type of person who hates lectures but you'll love them in med school or vice versa. IFM really gives you the flexibility to decide how YOU learn best. The curriculum is definitely much more organized IMHO. The PIL students learn w/ "concept maps" which span these humongous white boards in the rooms upstairs. The IFM module guides are fantastic for the most part and are basically all you need to know for the tests & step 1. Good luck, congratulations on your acceptance, you'll have alot of fun at drexel!