The first two years of the curriculum are block-based, and spent at UCLA. Here is a link to medical student resources at UCLA, including academics, student health and wellness, registrar, and schedules: http://www.medstudent.ucla.edu/current/
the summer after their second year, students complete the Clinical Foundations course and transition into the clerkship portion of the program. At that time, Drew students align themselves more closely with the Drew campus. The Drew Student Affairs Office begins a more active involvement in students’ academic careers, assisting with scheduling, test preparation, and the residency application process.
Medical Student Testimonials
Class of 2012
I chose to attend the Charles Drew program because it brings together medical students with a unified vision of caring for urban/ underserved communities. A lot of programs talk and theorize about the underserved, but CDU provides you with the mentorship, tools, and curriculum to turn those words into action. With a collective of students at CDU, action does happen! All aspects of the curriculum have been enhanced to provide you with applicable and essential practices for changing the current health climate of the underserved. From clinical rotations to novel research in underserved health care, Charles Drew equips you with experience during medical school, preparing you to become an agent of change for the health of the underserved.