Alumni Success Stories

Antoinette Alugbue

Antoinette Alugbue
Undergrad: University of Notre Dame
Post Bacc Grad: 2017
Medical School: UC Davis School of Medicine

I gained so much experience during the post-bacc. I prefer to learn in small groups and the small classroom settings gave me a more personalized learning experience. I was able to ask questions and immediately get them answered. Professors were always available in person, and I benefited from it. All of my science professors repeatedly told my classes that if medical school was our goal, each one us will be able to get there.

I got a hands on research experience that allowed me to apply what I was learning in the classroom, not only in the laboratory, but in the community. It was through my research that I began to understand the causes of health disparities. I consider the faculty that I met during my research experiences to be lifelong mentors.

Joshua Anderso

Joshua Anderson
Undergrad: University of Notre Dame
EPB Program Grad: 2018
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

My time in the CDU Post Bacc Program was very rewarding. I enjoyed all of my classes and professors very much. There were many requirements for this program, making it very difficult and definitely a time crunch, however, I believe it better prepared me for medical school.

Wonder Edem

Wonder Edem
Undergrad: University of California, Los Angeles
Post Bacc Grad: 2017
Medical School: University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

I was challenged in new ways at CDU. Needless to say, staff and faculty were all there to support me along the way. Whatever my needs were, they made sure to help me if it personal or academic.

Antonio Flores
Undergrad: University of California, Irvine
Post Bacc Grad: 2017
Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine

Like many other premed schools, CDU provides you with all the tools you need to accomplish your goals. Unlike many other schools, CDU gives you endless support with staff and fellow students who genuinely want you to succeed. It is true what we all say when you enter CDU, that here we are all like family. Once you join the CDU family, you are part of it for life.

Veronica Gonzalez
Undergrad: University of California, Los Angeles
EPB Program Grad: 2018
Medical School: CDU/UCLA Medical Education Program

From my participation in this program, I realized that Charles R. Drew has a commitment to helping underserved communities, unmatched by other programs I’ve researched. During my time here, I’ve found a supportive faculty that is truly invested in the success of their students. The small class setting allowed me to fully grasp difficult concepts and get real-time feedback from my professors. During my undergraduate education, there was no premedical advisor that I could turn to for guidance. Having an advisor this time, I felt confident in the progress I was making and felt supported throughout the entire application process. Despite the competitive nature of the medical field, I developed a strong support network of driven peers within my cohort. From its mission to supportive staff, I strongly believe that this program has prepared me to become the physician I want to be—one who is attuned to the needs of their community.



 

Where do students go?

 
CDU PBLP students have successfully matriculated at the following institutions.  
• CDU/UCLA Medical Education Program • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
• PRIME-LA at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA • Central Michigan University College of Medicine
• University of California, Davis School of Medicine • Indiana University School of Medicine
• University of California, Irvine School of Medicine • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
• University of California, Riverside School of Medicine • Medical College of Wisconsin
• University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine • Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
• Keck School of Medicine at USC • New York Medical College
• Howard University College of Medicine • Rush University Medical College
• Morehouse School of Medicine • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
• Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine
• California University of Science and Medicine • University of Illinois-Chicago
• Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine • Wake Forest University School of Medicine