2018-2019 Drexel University

Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by Lucca, May 16, 2018.

  1. hwpo143

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    No such thing as a “safe” med school. The whole process is a crapshoot. Stay humble and grateful for whatever you get


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  2. mmaslyanko

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    What state are you from ?
     
  3. mariposas905

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    At least you have an acceptance...a lot of us don't have that.
     
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  4. mmaslyanko

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    Yeah !!! I know some amazing , talented people who don’t have any interviews yet . People , who’ve been working in healthcare field for a long time , and understand what it’s all about . This kind of attitude makes me feel that the person has a very different motivation or idea about being a doctor . But either way , it is frustrating to read posts like this . This process is hard enough without someone calling state schools “safe schools”( I am not sure why , but I find that part offensive . My dream school is a state school ).
     
  5. DoomDoomie

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    Plus PA doesn’t really have a state school. They’re all private besides geisinger which is technically a state school
     
  6. Nym.Pseudo

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    Uh. Penn State?
     
  7. DoomDoomie

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    A state school is a school that is fully funded by the state + donations. Penn state gets very little funding from PA and is actually defined as a “state affiliated” school.
     
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  8. Hopefulmedmatriculant

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    The med school is considered private
     
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  9. MedicalButterscotch

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    Geisinger is also private!
     
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  10. DoomDoomie

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    Didn’t they just get a couple million from the state? That would obligate them to take in state students
     
  11. MedicalButterscotch

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    Not sure on that, I just know on MSAR they are registered as private
     
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  12. phillyapple

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    All of the PA medical schools are private (probably because our stingy state government gives each school like $2). Our "in-state" tuition is a joke at most schools with ~3k difference compared to OOS tuition.
     
  13. MedicalButterscotch

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    Gotta love it! But I do love all of the PA schools, so many fantastic options
     
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  14. CrackedPepperSeeds

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    How much are their scholarships? I didn't see values on the website. I got an II here this morning and weighing against my other options.
     
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    II today! Have a bunch of dates in January and some in February!
     
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    Congrats to both of you!! What were your complete dates, if you don’t mind sharing?
     
  17. CrackedPepperSeeds

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    Thanks! I was complete here early September.
     
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  18. Eagleye2

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    Who here is ready for the next round of decisions Friday
     
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    Drexel tends to be stingy with scholarships, but as is the case with most schools.
     
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    If they really want you, do you think they are willing to match awards from other schools?
     
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    You could try, but no guarantees. Drexel gets a TON of apps, they can have their pick.

    But as I said, it can’t hurt to bring up an offer and see if they’ll match. Worse than can say is no.
     
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    Is Drexel receptive to update letter to those on hold pre-II?
     
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    I was complete late August! 24th I think
     
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    Declined interview...hope goes to one of ya'll!
     
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    In case anyone was wondering, I never heard back lol...
     
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  26. MomJeansandDadJorts

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    I emailed a couple weeks ago and they didnt say anything either.
     
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    II yesterday!
     
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    When did you interview?? I can't remember when they told me to expect an answer and I've been holding my breathe every time I check my email.
     
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  29. teenyfish

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    I'm pretty sure we were told that the next round would come the week of the 17th?
     
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    Can you only send one update letter?
     
  31. madiso30

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    II today. I was set on PCOM but an acceptance from Drexel may change my mind.
     
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    When were you complete and would you mind sharing your stats?
     
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    When were you complete and stats if you don't mind?
     
  34. pm_me_fortnite_highlights

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    Let’s make our own lol
     
  35. ciestar

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    Theyre in the process of selecting the orientation leaders, which will be running the group. Once that happens, the “official”’group will probably be made
     
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  36. madiso30

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    August 13th. I honestly had counted myself out of any MD program. I had one II to an MD school in Michigan, but PCOM is closer to home so I ruled that one out.
     
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  37. MomJeansandDadJorts

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    Can any M1-M2 talk about how frequent there is PBL and other mandatory activities? And if you feel they are efficient and structured well. I know PBL is the new "thing" for a lot of schools and that students arent normally a fan because its not implemented well at times.
     
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    You have one Case Based Learning (CBL) session each week, either tuesday or thursday depending on which half of the class you're in. The other day you'll have a Team Based Learning (TBL) session each week. Both are mandatory. Beyond that you'll also have labs for neuro, microanatomy, gross anatomy, etc. depending which block you're in.

    CBL is actually pretty fun because you're acting like an actual physician and talking out symptoms, diagnoses, lab tests/imaging you would order, and learning the actual thought process.

    TBL can be a drag depending on which professor is leading it, or it can be super helpful in solidifying concepts/letting you know what concepts to focus on learning if you're behind.
     
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  39. MomJeansandDadJorts

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    So about 6ish hours a week of TBL/CBL? Doesnt seem toooo bad. Do you feel like the majority of the professors do a good job with these or do you feel like the majority of the sessions are a waste of time? I heard some people just do Anki during the sessions instead.
     
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    If they're doing Anki its probably during PBL where you can get away with it. And its also probably because they're behind on the material. If you are up to date with the lectures the PBL's are helpful no matter who is running them.

    CBL isn't always "helpful" with learning the material, but its not designed to be. CBL is about learning the thought process behind diagnosing.
     
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    Has anyone heard anything yet today?
     
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    Waiting anxiously +1, maybe they’re actually waiting until Monday this time.
     
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  43. MedicalButterscotch

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    I think the portal said the week of 12/17 for the next round of decisions
     
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    It does. It also said the week of 11/12 for the first round but people were called the Friday before (11/9)
     
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    Seems like we’ll actually be waiting until next week this time. I’m going on 10 weeks post-interview with no correspondence so I’m hoping I find out this decision week.
     
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    Best of luck to everyone else who are hoping to hear back tomorrow! Here's to hoping we get calls tomorrow and aren't waiting until Friday.
     
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    anyone who interviewed around 10/17 still waiting to hear back too?
     
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    Do y’all think people who interviewed second week of November will hear back this week?
     
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    I'd say probably not. People from the beginning of October still haven't heard back.
     
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    Mid-September here and haven’t heard back
     
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