Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

I Dont Get It, How!?

CC AdminCC Admin Administrator Posts: 32,429 Senior Member
edited July 2007 in Pre-Med Topics
Can someone give me some stats on where Drexel ranks in medicine and whether it's a good school or not. I'm just very curious because I have a friend who did not do very well in high school, yet STILL got into there 8 YEAR MEDICAL PROGRAM... I dont mean to sound jealous or anything, im happy for my friend, I got into a good school, I just cant understand how someone can get into a medical program with these grades and test scores. From what I've seen so far, these combined degree programs have high requirements, but I guess not.

This is what her high school transcript is like
FL Asian Female
3.0 gpa
1100 sat
high income family
Only ap class passed:
Biology: 3
Post edited by Unknown User on

Replies to: I Dont Get It, How!?

  • norcalguynorcalguy Registered User Posts: 7,548 Senior Member
    It's not really a highly regarded med school but it's in a good location.
  • ndhawkndhawk Registered User Posts: 291 Junior Member
    I was in that med program but transferred out to go to a better undergrad, since I didnt like drexel that much. The program is also binding so you cant really apply out since they wont grant you your bachelor's degree until midway through med school. It's not that difficult of a program. When I was in it, you only really needed a 1300 and decent grades and interview to get in. I guess they dropped their standards a little bit.
  • cutiepie911cutiepie911 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    the eight year early assurance program at drexel is only open to students who are juniors at drexel university...the 7 year BS/MD program has a combined verbal and math MINIMUM requirement of 1360 so i don't think your friend got in....
  • darkhopedarkhope Registered User Posts: 1,299 Senior Member
    o.O, is it an md program or a do program? if it's an md...i'm sure many people on these boards will be crying now =(
  • COLLEGE!COLLEGE! Registered User Posts: 303 Member
    from what I understand, the Drexel program isn't really an 8-year med program like those at other schools. Instead, it's more like a type of thing where, if you get into it, you'll have a really HIGH CHANCE at their med school (but not a guaranteed spot)... am I right or wrong?
  • Ky-anh TranKy-anh Tran . Posts: 259 Junior Member
    I thought Drexel only considers applicants who are top 10%. She is barely top 20%, so how did they even consider letting her having an interview?
  • Prism328Prism328 Registered User Posts: 134 Junior Member
    or mabey she lied to you. Everybody lies.
  • darkhopedarkhope Registered User Posts: 1,299 Senior Member
    1360...many of us out there are definetely crying, many w/ 1500+ sats probably won;t even be getting into any md school in the us after undergrad...
  • fooshyfooshy - Posts: 373 Member
    Since when have high school grades and SATs mattered in medical school admissions? I thought it was soley based on ECs, MCAT, College GPA, the application, and interviews???

    - fooshy
  • ballinballin Registered User Posts: 340 Member
    yea I agree with the above post.
  • shawn829shawn829 Registered User Posts: 174 Junior Member
    they're talking about a bs/md prg which u apply to out of high school
  • darkhopedarkhope Registered User Posts: 1,299 Senior Member
    i was a bit discouraged during the morning so srry about the comment lol
    -cheers! =D
  • nikkigirl12nikkigirl12 Registered User Posts: 639 Member
    Hmm Drexel...someone I know got into their 7year med program. Idk wth it was but it was an accelerated med school program for sure. He had like 1450 SAT, was in PA Gov. School, and i'm sure he had an excellent GPA. I def. don't think your friend got in with those stats lol.
    But then again, Drexel, compared to UPItt, is much much more lenuient with their accelerated med school thing.
  • stonecold23stonecold23 Registered User Posts: 1,595 Senior Member
    yeah....your friend didnt get in
  • shawn829shawn829 Registered User Posts: 174 Junior Member
    its probably a different program, because the op mentioned it being 8 years
This discussion has been closed.