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  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Individual Feedback 5 3 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 1
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0
2016 1
2017 0
2018 0
2019 1
2020 0
2021 0
2022 0
2023 0
2024 0

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

Response # Responders
No 3
BA/DO 0
BS/DO 0
DO/JD 0
DO/MA 0
DO/MBA 0
DO/MPH 0
DO/MS 0
DO/PhD 0
MD/JD 0
MD/MBA 0
MD/MPH 0
MD/MS 0
MD/PhD 0

Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes?

Response # Responders
in-state 0
out-of-state 2
international 0
Not applicable 1

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 3
African American 0
Hispanic 0
Asian or Pacific Islander 0
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 0

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
5.33 3

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

What is the reputation of the school in the medical community?

Response Avg # Responders
5.67 3

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What is the reputation of the research that goes on at this school?

Response Avg # Responders
4.67 3

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
511 3

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.66 3

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.51 3

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

95818

18704

22152

What do you like most about this school?

"P/F with no mandatory attendance and everything is recorded. Scheduling is also great with exams typically scheduled on Fridays allowing us to take full weekends off and we're given 9 weeks for dedicated period this year." | Report Response

"Giving me a medical degree." | Report Response

"The cooperative environment." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The amount of TBL type exercises which are being mandated by the LCME. They dropped off a lot second year and its gotten much better" | Report Response

"Bare bones program. Enormous class size leads to lottery system in rotations. Poorly run business class. Adversarial relationship at times between faculty and students." | Report Response

"The cafeteria food." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Underrated program with a very unique curriculum, accessible faculty, and a great atmosphere." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 2
Traditional 1

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 1
5 2
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0

How long are you typically in class per day?

Response # Responders
<1 hour 1
1-2 hours 0
2-3 hours 0
3-4 hours 0
4-5 hours 0
5-6 hours 1
6> hours 1

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 3
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 0
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 3
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0

How many students per cadaver?

Response # Responders
Prosections only 0
1-2 0
3-4 1
5-6 2
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 0
6 months 0
9 months 2
12 months 1
24 months 0

Is the curriculum lecture-centric or small-group centric?

Response Avg # Responders
3.33 3

0 = 100% lecture, 10 = 100% small group

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

How much patient interaction is there in the pre-clinical years?

Response Avg # Responders
5.33 3

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

What books are necessary?

"None, use whatever you want, most books are free digitally in the library." | Report Response

"No absolutely required books, but a few courses have items on exams that come from the text (Nutrition, Behavioral Science). Netter's for anatomy is also a big help." | Report Response

What books are unnecessary?

"None, use whatever you want, most books are free digitally in the library." | Report Response

"Most books are unnecessary. The syllabus has everything you need." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 3

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = Non-existent, 10 = Extensive & convenient

Is a car necessary at any point during your education here?

Response # Responders
Pre-clinical years 0
Clinical years 3
All years 0
No 0

If a car is required for education, how available and convenient is the parking provided to students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 3

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = terrible, 10 = great

What percentage of your medical school classmates would you estimate live on campus, if on-campus housing is available?

Response Avg # Responders
1.67 3

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 3

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Please describe the on-campus housing if available (i.e., cost, type - studios, 1-br, 2-br, etc.)?

"None available" | Report Response

"N/A" | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
3.33 3

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 1
Merit-based 0
Both 2

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

Are faculty members very available to students via email/message board?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

Are there many opportunities to shadow/work with clinical faculty?

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

Are the faculty willing to mentor students in regards to career guidance?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 3
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Amazing micro, gross, pharm, path and immuno, some guest lecturers are okay, but lots of MDs do lectures which makes it much nicer." | Report Response

"Mediocre except for a few." | Report Response

"Very good for the most part. There are a few weak lecturers each year, but the committee overseeing the curriculum does a great job weeding them out for subsequent years." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
4.67 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 3

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 3

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
4.33 3

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
3.67 3

0 = far away, 10 = close

How are clinical rotations scheduled? What are the required rotations?

"Lottery: Gen Surg, psych, medicine, ob/gyn, neuro, peds, family" | Report Response

"Rotations are scheduled via a lottery process where students rank their choices (location and order) and are matched by a computer. Required third-year rotations are Medicine (12 wks), Surgery (12 wks), Pediatrics (6 wks), OB/Gyn (6 wks), Psychiatry (6 wks), and Family Medicine (6 wks). Everyone is also required to do a rotation in neurology during your fourth-year." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Notes and histories/exams with minor procedures depending on the preceptor" | Report Response

"Typical responsibilities." | Report Response

What is the status/condition of the affiliated hospital(s)?

"mixed" | Report Response

"Most of the affiliated hospitals are great, while a few leave something to be desired." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Depends on the site. Have urban poor to wealthy suburbs and everything in between depending on the site." | Report Response

"Highly variable." | Report Response

Social Environment

Do students do a lot of activities outside of school together?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.67 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.67 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 3

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = no, 10 = very

What do the students typically like to do in the area?

"Socialize at bars and food places, movies, hiking, biking, museums, galleries" | Report Response

"Bars, nightlife, concerts, skiing, hiking, jogging, etc." | Report Response

Post Graduation

How do graduates from this school fare in residency and clinical practice?

"Great!" | Report Response

"Very well. Graduates consistently match into many top programs throughout the country." | Report Response

What do you believe residency directors think about graduates from this program?

"Great things for people that know the program. Can be a little less well known back on the west coast areas depending on the specialty, but some amazing faculty here in things like rad onc." | Report Response

"They view graduates favorably." | Report Response

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