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Just accepted a couple of days ago. Is there a second look day or anything available to go to/ how would I sign up
 
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Just accepted a couple of days ago. Is there a second look day or anything available to go to/ how would I sign up
Second look is this saturday. I cant make it either but maybe some people who go can share their notes when they get back!
 
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Just accepted a couple of days ago. Is there a second look day or anything available to go to/ how would I sign up
Second look is this weekend ...
 
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Any accepted people know if you have to select "Plan to Enroll" in AAMC since Drexel has their own decision checklist we have to fill out?
 
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How has second look been?
I had a great time. The day was mostly standard info sessions, and quite a bit of time getting to talk to current students which was nice. Overall really enjoyed everyone I met and felt like the overall vibe of the school matched what I felt on interview day: down-to-earth, friendly, and genuine.

The social event after was a good time as well.
 
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Interviewed end of March and no, this was the first I had heard from Drexel since the interview!
Congratulations that's awesome!!! I interviewed late march as well so I will be commencing my obsessive email refresh now lol
 
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No we do not. I called admissions about that. The only AMCAS deadline is commit to enroll and Drexel has there’s set in July.
That helps a lot. Thanks! AFAIK schools will be able to see on April 30th if someone has selected "Plan to Enroll" in AMCAS which could cause the school to be less likely to offer an acceptance to that person if they are on the WL (just a theory but seems like thats the plan for a lot of schools).
 
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That helps a lot. Thanks! AFAIK schools will be able to see on April 30th if someone has selected "Plan to Enroll" in AMCAS which could cause the school to be less likely to offer an acceptance to that person if they are on the WL (just a theory but seems like thats the plan for a lot of schools).
Yes, I am not selecting plan to enroll through the AMCAS portal any time soon
 
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That helps a lot. Thanks! AFAIK schools will be able to see on April 30th if someone has selected "Plan to Enroll" in AMCAS which could cause the school to be less likely to offer an acceptance to that person if they are on the WL (just a theory but seems like thats the plan for a lot of schools).
Yes, I am not selecting plan to enroll through the AMCAS portal any time soon
But couldnt it also be possible that if schools see that you chose “plan to enroll”, that might be an incentive to offer you a scholarship if they really wanted you at their school? JS (Ps: for schools you’ve been accepted to)
 
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Has anyone that interviewed in early March heard back? I interviewed on 3/7 and still got no news.
 

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Has anyone that interviewed in early March heard back? I interviewed on 3/7 and still got no news.
I haven’t heard back either, interviewed 3/4
 
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Just got waitlisted :/, does anyone know how many people generally get accepted off the waitlist?
Damn dude. You got my heart beating like crazy. I interviewed 3/18 and, like you, I was wondering why some people who interviewed after us were hearing back. Then you say you got the waitlist email .. guess I’ll keep refreshing my email..
 
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But couldnt it also be possible that if schools see that you chose “plan to enroll”, that might be an incentive to offer you a scholarship if they really wanted you at their school? JS (Ps: for schools you’ve been accepted to)
The "plan to enroll" doesn't take you off the radar for other schools that you may be on the waitlist for! If you put "commit to enroll", there's an unwritten rule that other schools can't send you acceptances. It's kinda like I plan to marry this person versus I commit to marry this person. "Plan"= if this keeps going the way it is, I'm coming here. "Commit"= I only see you. You're the one for me.
 
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I'll be honest, I have been so apprehensive about leaving my home state for the first time and then starting something as significant as med school and in a big city much less.... but Drexel felt so much like home to me. The curriculum feels right for me and the students numerically perform above the national average. And then I vibed so hard with the diversity of this school, and the Diversity/Equity/Inclusion faculty are frickin' awesome humans. The staff and faculty truly appear to care a lot about the success and well-being of the students. I clicked incredibly well with pretty much everyone I met, to include faculty, current students, and future classmates. The students I talked with were so energetic and down-to-earth, and their responses were so organic and real that I knew that were telling it to me straight when they said they love the school. Then the social afterward was a lot of fun!

The only downside to the weekend was that the bookstore is closed on the weekends and we couldn't buy any gear.

Obviously, take all of this is with a grain of salt as I'm not a current student, but those are the feels I got!
 
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I'll be honest, I have been so apprehensive about leaving my home state for the first time and then starting something as significant as med school and in a big city much less.... but Drexel felt so much like home to me. The curriculum feels right for me and the students numerically perform above the national average. And then I vibed so hard with the diversity of this school, and the Diversity/Equity/Inclusion faculty are frickin' awesome humans. The staff and faculty truly appear to care a lot about the success and well-being of the students. I clicked incredibly well with pretty much everyone I met, to include faculty, current students, and future classmates. The students I talked with were so energetic and down-to-earth, and their responses were so organic and real that I knew that were telling it to me straight when they said they love the school. Then the social afterward was a lot of fun!

The only downside to the weekend was that the bookstore is closed on the weekends and we couldn't buy any gear.

Obviously, take all of this is with a grain of salt as I'm not a current student, but those are the feels I got!
I second everything you said. Super chill vibes and am very encouraged by the supportive noncompetitive atmosphere between students.

Also was hoping to cop some Drexel swag lol
 
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I second everything you said. Super chill vibes and am very encouraged by the supportive noncompetitive atmosphere between students.

Also was hoping to cop some Drexel swag lol
Honestly I had a much different experience (with my interview day). My interviewer seemed extremely disinterested, and the way they set up the day gave our group a good 60 minutes of down time. I spoke to other interviewees who also had really negative experiences with their interviewer, and while I was waiting around I noticed that nobody’s interview lasted more than 20 minutes. Also my student guide kept saying that she was depressed and that she hates Philadelphia. She also mentioned being claustrophobic because the classes seemed limited to 1 building for the first couple of years. Again mentioned stress with a haphazard schedule that changes week to week.
 
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Honestly I had a much different experience (with my interview day). My interviewer seemed extremely disinterested, and the way they set up the day gave our group a good 60 minutes of down time. I spoke to other interviewees who also had really negative experiences with their interviewer, and while I was waiting around I noticed that nobody’s interview lasted more than 20 minutes. Also my student guide kept saying that she was depressed and that she hates Philadelphia. She also mentioned being claustrophobic because the classes seemed limited to 1 building for the first couple of years. She also mentioned stress with a haphazard schedule that changes week to week.
My student was also very honest with us about the inconsistencies with the class schedule, that she hated! She did like her classmates and the environment and felt the staff was very helpful though.
 
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