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Is Drexel that bad?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Indigo252, May 17, 2008.

  1. Indigo252

    Indigo252 2+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    I've seen a few people really hating on Drexel on SDN -- what do you think? Can anyone come to its defense? What makes it so bad? I think I'd like the PBL curriculum and students seem happy... I'm trying to decide between UCONN and Drexel. Any thoughts?
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  3. dth92

    dth92 I don't even whatever 2+ Year Member

    May 11, 2007
    If you have an acceptance from UConn, I would suggest you take it and run like mad. For perspective, I'm the one who created this year's Drexel acceptance thread. Oh Drexel. Bahaha.
  4. ymnCheetos

    ymnCheetos 2+ Year Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    Oh my God do I hate these threads. OP, this is nothing against you, but you guys need to really cut it out with this crap. There is nothing wrong with Drexel. I wish they would have given me an interview, as do the thousands of others who got rejected post secondary. Congrats on the acceptance.
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  5. MossPoh

    MossPoh Textures intrigue me 7+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Tally/Willkillya County
    Its funny if you know the history of drexel. Yes, now it is considered a "lower tier" school...whatever that means. At one time (only like 40 years ago) it was one of the top schools in the country. People lined up to go there and now it is seen as a backup. There is nothing wrong with it. Philly is similar to boston in that there is tons of universities and tons to do. You get a perfectly fine education. Now, the drexel campus for undergrad is a bit on the crap side if you are used to traditional college campuses with lots of green and what not, but it is on the ok side in comparison to universities located in cities. I've never checked out the actual medical area, so I can't testify but I know some excellent physicians that came out there and have met some very smart people that go there.
  6. xanthomondo

    xanthomondo nom nom nom Banned Physician 10+ Year Member

    The ones who rag other schools so badly are usually the ones that have never been near it nor know anything about it
  7. ymnCheetos

    ymnCheetos 2+ Year Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    I agree xanth (btw, way to ditch the crew)

    I took to heart what people said about rfu until i visited.... I LOVED it.
  8. Terpskins99

    Terpskins99 Fear... The Stig 10+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    I have a hard time believing that Drexel/MCP Hahnemann was ever considered a "top school". It was certainly never the top program in Philadelphia.

    That said, you'll receive solid instruction at Drexel. And Hahnemann hospital is located in the heart of the city.
  9. bawer234

    bawer234 ASA Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    I also got the impression that Drexel isn't all that great from posts I've read on SDN. When I visited the campus, it was very nice. I had a good time in both my interviews and I really like the location of the hospital in downtown philly. From what I hear, the clinical years are where Drexel is "lacking" but I really have no clue if this is true or not.
  10. Indigo252

    Indigo252 2+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Many apologies -- I certainly didn't intend the tone that perhaps came across. I really, really liked Drexel (a lot!) after my interview and was surprised about the negativity on SDN. I just wanted more info to try to reconcile my good impression of the school with the grim posts I read here. Thanks, all, for your feedback.
  11. Character

    Character 5+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2008
    bill cosby wore a drexel sweater during one of the episodes of the cosby it must be a top program..haha..seriously though, its a great school. my good friends older brother just graduated from there, and will be starting his residency in ortho in san diego (not sure if its ucsd or whatever though).
  12. Lshapley

    Lshapley Old Man Med Student 2+ Year Member

    Jul 2, 2006
    Yep. There has been inconsistency with the corporation that owns Drexel's hospital. There has not been the stability there that there has been with Penn, Temple and Jefferson who all share a name (and could we extend that to mission?) with the medical school. That is likely why Drexel gets a knock on its clinical years. In addition, there is the distance from med school to main teaching hospital, which some people may consider a negative.
  13. DayDune

    DayDune Member 2+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    There really is no such thing as a "bad" medical school in the US (except for Stewie U!). Congrats!
  14. Perrotfish

    Perrotfish Has an MD in Horribleness Physician 10+ Year Member

    May 26, 2007

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