Originally Posted by NStarz
Hmmm, just curious. When I went on my mizzou tour, the tour guide said that you needed to pre-arrange hospital time with the clinicians rather than just being able to drop in whenever you have the time. Is this not the truth?
No, that's pretty accurate. I know of one clinician who said we could just drop by, and other than that it seems necessary to arrange it beforehand. I brought it up because here just waltzing in is probably not ideal, whereas the student at K State who gave a tour to Heylodeb and I really emphasized that they were welcome to go by (not sure if it's true, but it's something that stuck with me from that tour).
Edit: I think asking about study areas is a good question, as well as school safety (swipe card access to buildings?). I tend to focus on clinics because that is more what I'm interested in. Pretty much everyone is going to get the same pre-clinical background, but it's good to know if a school has virtually no exotic patients if that's what you're interested in. Not that it should make or break a decision, but it's good to know. I think I have a thing for clinics since I'm itching to get in there next fall and I know all the hands on stuff my SO's med school lets him do...