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  1. hopefullydoc117

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    pre-II hold today
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  2. dancelyfe4ever

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    Hey guys! I'll be interviewing at Drexel soon and wanted to get more information about interview day. Can anyone give me details about the day? Faculty and/or student? Open or closed file? How long? Is there an essay prompt? Appreciate the help and thanks in advance!
     
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  3. greenglassdoor

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    Hey! I interviewed on 11/19 and would love to help you out.

    The interview is super relaxed and its overall tone seemed very conversational. You interview formally with a faculty member (open file) and have a lunch interview/evaluation with a student (closed file). The interview with the student was a little strange since three interviewees are assigned to each student and we were interviewed/evaluated over the course of lunch and a facility tour that was also given by the student. The lunch and tour took about two hours and then the interview with the faculty member took no more than 30 minutes. They asked about four or five super standard interview questions and then sent you back to the holding room to write the essay. You're given 30 minutes to answer a CASPer-type question but be aware that its all done on iPad so get used to typing on a screen.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Anyone hear anything today?


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  5. RunIt23

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    Anyone who got deferred post interview last month hear anything this month?
     
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  6. MedicalButterscotch

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    Silence here
     
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    +1

    Does anyone know if this is essentially a rejection or if people actually get invites later in the cycle?
     
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  8. DoomDoomie

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    From what other people have said it seems like a rejection
     
  9. trs494

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    Yes, I was put on hold last month. I sent in an update after the hold and was accepted about a week ago!! Update included another volunteer involvement and more clinical hours (medical assistant). Good luck to everyone waiting to hear!
     
  10. JusttrynacatchaW

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    II on 12/20! Was completed 8/25 and thought I was not going to hear from them at all so pretty excited!
     
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  11. F4532

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    R they closed until Jan 2


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  12. Slavic Scot

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    My dude, you can't just throw that letter around so casually!
     
  13. F4532

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    Lol so used to seeing it, I’ve become numb to it!


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  14. ciestar

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    Yes
     
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  15. Bountyhuner

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    Put on pre-II hold today, LM about 70, and complete mid august
     
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  16. Nora Taylor

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    Drexel app was complete on 09/12. CASPer made it in the next week, so basically complete a bit past mid-Sept.
    Should I be concerned that I did not get an II yet? It's literally January of 2019 and radio silence till now
     
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  17. Detailfanatic

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    Question: im interviewing here later this month. im from the south and have never seen snow. What to do people wear to the interviews if its snowing and stuff? specifically in terms of footwear
     
  18. mmaslyanko

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    I had interview there in November. There is no walking outside - everything is within one building . So just wear a warm jacket , gloves , hat . You can even wear warm shoes of some sort if you want and change them in the bathroom . I actually came in jeans and changed into s suit in a restroom . There is a place in the admissions office where you can leave everything - a closet of sorts .
     
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  20. BCtoMD

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    Still waiting on the fb group...
     
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  21. aqifjak

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    So are we only allowed 1 update letter? Or can we e-mail in more updates?
     
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    R Complete 8/17 lm 73
     
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    anyone go from hold to II? I've been on hold for a minute
     
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  24. BOAO523

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    Does anyone know if students host interveiwees overnight here?
     
  25. Beantown101

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    I do not believe Drexel has a student host program. I interviewed in September and stayed at an Air BNB for about $30.
     
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  26. TTP 1776

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    Interviewing tomorrow, any advice?
     
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  27. DoomDoomie

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    My faculty interview was very laid back and conversational, wasn’t asked why medicine or anything like that but my story is n=1. Student interview is just lunch with a student and a couple interviewees it’s really chill as well. The student interviewer is just making sure you’re not a total weirdo. It’s not a stressful day, enjoy the ride!
     
  28. TTP 1776

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    Thanks so much for the reply!

    I recently interviewed at NJMS and wasn’t asked “why medicine” there, which I found really surprising. Hopefully interview day goes well!
     
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  29. jakefromstatfarm

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    Hi guys, I had a question on the required coursework, specifically statistics. I've never completed a formal statistics course, but have had many courseworks that involved statistics (intro biology, genetics, undergrad research). My acceptance letter had no contingencies, so does this mean I'm not required to take a statistics course before matriculation?
     
  30. LemonNation

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    Drexel's academic requirements are not specific coursework that you must take, but competencies that you must fulfill. From their website, "The College of Medicine will no longer require specific coursework; however, we want applicants to demonstrate competency in certain key areas."

    So it's if you can demonstrate that you fulfill the "Probability and Statistics" competency. I'm sure you could do this from your undergrad research (even just reading the literature in your field requires you to learn different statistical measurements). IIRC there was a pre-interview page you should have filled out with check boxes on how you completed certain competencies.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  31. jakefromstatfarm

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    Thanks for the fast reply! I did complete the pre-interview course work page, but never had any checkmarks in the statistics column.
     
  32. ciestar

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    I would just double check with them, but I was accepted without taking biochem and it wasn’t an issue (big issue once i took biochem). I think it is more of a soft guideline anyway. You’ll have a stats course and Dr. Gracely teaches it as if you’ve never taken it before.
     
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    if hold is a R, why are they giving Rs and not just putting everyone on hold?
     
  34. soontobedoc123

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    for people who II early Dec, do you think we will be in this Jan 21st batch?
     
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    Pre II hold in November. Still silent. :(
     
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    You're saying that not having had biochem was a big issue when you got to biochem in med school?
     
  37. ciestar

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    Yes. That class kicked my butt
     
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    Do you recommend taking anatomy before med school, or do you think I’ll be fine? (Molecular Biology major, I’ve taken two semesters of biochemistry and Human physiology already)
     
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  39. mmaslyanko

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    If you don’t mind me asking , how did you do on Mcat ?
     
  40. ciestar

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    I dont think it is needed, honestly. I took a few anatomy courses in UG, and they helped minimally.

    I took the old MCAT, but a 31 ((11/8/12)(PS/VR/BS))
     
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    For people interviewing this week, will we be included in this next clump of decisions? Or do you think we’ll be in February
     
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    II invite today! No hold.
     
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    Maybe? I interviewed close to the last decision week and didn't end up making it in. I would plan for February and hope for later this month!
     
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    OOS? Completed date?


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    OOS, complete 09/12.
     
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    hey guys, what area in Philly do you recommend for getting an airbnb?
     
  47. ciestar

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    Avoid Germantown and Kensington.
    East Falls is where the school is.
     
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  48. noorotik20

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    Admissions told us we would be included in the Feb batch of decisions


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    Thanks for the reply! Hope your interview went well! :D
     
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    Any December interviewees hear back yet?
     
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