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Super sad news about HUH. But to everyone else matriculating in the fall I don’t think the sky is falling.

Like others have said, there are a ton of clinical affiliations at DUCOM (some of which are known to have even better/less malignant cultures than HUH) that will be able to accommodate students. From my med student friends, you get out of clerkships what you put into them. So wherever we end up rotating we’ll still get a solid education. Plus, all of the sites still have residents and academic programs so it’s not like we’ll just be stuck with a single attending preceptor like some DO programs have their students do.

I think the absolute worst case scenario is more of us are assigned/asked to do an all-year rotation at Tower Health in Reading since it’s a massive hospital and it seems they can probably absorb the most students. It’s not Philly but it wouldn’t be the end of the world, especially since 90% of your time you’d be in the hospital anyway!

I’m still happy with my choice and excited to meet everyone in August!

Edit: And to reiterate what they said at 2nd look, Drexel is not in any financially precarious situation. They have plenty of money lol and are gonna be fine.
Yeah DUCOM is fine in terms of money. Its just that they will have to relocate things. I also heard that Tower was eyeing the hospital because of the recent news of DUCOM-Reading and the affiliation with Tower. I think this decision effects residents the most. Like @ciestar said, she barely rotated through HUH. They may just need to affiliate with more community hospitals to make up for the rotation spots lost at HUH
 

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Does anyone have experience with Drexel LOR's? Based on their website, 2 science and 1 non-science teaching faculty appear to be a steadfast rule. I lack the non-science letter and getting one is not an option as a non-trad. Do they make exceptions? Should I save my money here?
Hi, did you ever get an answer for this? I will applying this year and wanted to use one of my PI letters or Hospice volutneer coordinate as my nonteacher ?
 

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I mean they officially announced its closing and all of their residents have been given orphan status meaning they are finding new programs to take them in. It’s not really a matter of opinion lol.
It’s possible that the state and/or university could intervene. The impact on the city and it’s citizens if it actually closed would be drastic. I don’t quite believe it yet.
 
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Hi, did you ever get an answer for this? I will applying this year and wanted to use one of my PI letters or Hospice volutneer coordinate as my nonteacher ?
I emailed them in May of last year to ask if a letter packet from my grad program, two undergrad science professors, one research letter and an MD letter from someone I scribed for would work in lieu of the non science as a non traditional 3 years out. They said it was fine.

I will be attending this Fall.
 

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It’s possible that the state and/or university could intervene. The impact on the city and it’s citizens if it actually closed would be drastic. I don’t quite believe it yet.
They’ve all tried. The State, City, and University.

Appointments and surgeries are being cancelled. Faculty looking for jobs... the school held a town hall with its students yesterday to discuss next steps. Thats a lot for something that “might” not happen.
 

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They’ve all tried. The State, City, and University.

Appointments and surgeries are being cancelled. Faculty looking for jobs... the school held a town hall with its students yesterday to discuss next steps. Thats a lot for something that “might” not happen.
Eh
 

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Are you a Drexel student?

Even if it did stay open, damage has already been done and clerkships are done there at the beginning of August... so it does affect students in that regard.
 
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I emailed them in May of last year to ask if a letter packet from my grad program, two undergrad science professors, one research letter and an MD letter from someone I scribed for would work in lieu of the non science as a non traditional 3 years out. They said it was fine.

I will be attending this Fall.
Okay, great - Congrats!! Should I still email or can I just send my letters in?
 
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I know one of the higher up people at a site with DUCOM residency programs and the residents are already in the process of finding new positions elsewhere (I believe the ACGME is trying to find placements in the Philly area).
 
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It’s possible that the state and/or university could intervene. The impact on the city and it’s citizens if it actually closed would be drastic. I don’t quite believe it yet.
The university will NOT intervene to save the hospital because it would be a poor decision from a financial stand point. There was an old faculty member (now deceased) who was friendly with the President of Drexel who said he was trying to convince the president to buy Hahnemann. That was 7ish years ago. And has been pointed out, most likely AAHS never wanted to save HUH. The venture to buy HUH and SCHC was AAHS and a real estate investment firm. In time SCHC and building a skyscraper on the HUH property will make them a profit.

There were probably more heath systems than Tower that were interested in HUH. Theres a large health system in western PA that has long been rumored to want in to the Philly market (and had been in talks with a large Philly hospital about acquisition before said hospital merged with someone else).
 

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The university will NOT intervene to save the hospital because it would be a poor decision from a financial stand point. There was an old faculty member (now deceased) who was friendly with the President of Drexel who said he was trying to convince the president to buy Hahnemann. That was 7ish years ago. And has been pointed out, most likely AAHS never wanted to save HUH. The venture to buy HUH and SCHC was AAHS and a real estate investment firm. In time SCHC and building a skyscraper on the HUH property will make them a profit.

There were probably more heath systems than Tower that were interested in HUH. Theres a large health system in western PA that has long been rumored to want in to the Philly market (and had been in talks with a large Philly hospital about acquisition before said hospital merged with someone else).
The university did try to intervene. They filed an injunction.

Drexel sues to block threatened closure of Hahnemann University Hospital
 

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They also talked about purchasing it, but the money wasn’t there, not with the losses it is taking every month

That, and AAHS refuses to show financial stuff to Drexel. AAHS never wanted to keep HUH open.
 

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For the 2019 entering class? Yes, poor @Vladimir7 hasn’t even gotten a decision yet.

For 2020, they haven’t even started.
How you gonna @ me on here and you can't even name drop me at the Townhall or with ur adcom buddies :/. I'll be calling tomorrow. Tell them to expect a very important call and to seize whatever opportunity that is presented because it may never present itself again. Like Hahnemann.
 

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How you gonna @ me on here and you can't even name drop me at the Townhall or with ur adcom buddies :/. I'll be calling tomorrow. Tell them to expect a very important call and to seize whatever opportunity that is presented because it may never present itself again. Like Hahnemann.
I sorry :(

Still rooting for you!
 
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For answering the "If you are a recent graduate, please tell us what you have been doing since graduation" question, would it be inappropriate to include something about spending time with/focusing on my family and friends? In addition to discussing work, volunteering, and hobbies, of course.
 
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I'm still waitlisted at Drexel and have reapplied to the school for the current cycle as well. I've received the secondary for the 2020 application cycle, but now I'm not able to access my portal for the 2019 application cycle anymore. Just wondering, does reapplying remove me from the waitlist, and is there a way to access the 2019 application portal again? Thanks for the support guys
 
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I'm still waitlisted at Drexel and have reapplied to the school for the current cycle as well. I've received the secondary for the 2020 application cycle, but now I'm not able to access my portal for the 2019 application cycle anymore. Just wondering, does reapplying remove me from the waitlist, and is there a way to access the 2019 application portal again? Thanks for the support guys
i dont think you are removed until they officially reject you. i have heard of situations (not at drexel i dont think) where someone reapplied to a school and subsequently got off their waitlist from the previous cycle. id assume this is still possible. as for the portal, id email them.
 
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For answering the "If you are a recent graduate, please tell us what you have been doing since graduation" question, would it be inappropriate to include something about spending time with/focusing on my family and friends? In addition to discussing work, volunteering, and hobbies, of course.
i wouldnt include it because these questions are getting at your productivity. while that is definitely good / healthy, its probably more appropriate to mention in an interview setting.
 
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i wouldnt include it because these questions are getting at your productivity. while that is definitely good / healthy, its probably more appropriate to mention in an interview setting.
Yeah, I had a feeling it wasn't what they were looking for... figured I'd throw the question out there though since they don't specifically mention what they want you to include (whereas for example Tufts says "include in this explanation if you will be a student, working, conducting research, volunteering, etc."). Thanks!
 

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Lol, fancy meeting you here @Meridian17 I had to double check the title of this thread when i saw your comment.

ANYWAY, I have essentially withdrawn from the WL. Idk if it matters just thought i'd let the you all know. Best of luck to those who've been accepted, it's gonna be a tough 4 years and beyond, but we got this. And for those still waiting I hope you get in, should be a decent amount of movement coming up.

@ciestar thanks for all your help fam.
@Et_in_Arcadia_ego It was a fun process hahah but I guess it was never meant to be.. and i'm not down for a LDR so..bye.
 
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Lol, fancy meeting you here @Meridian17 I had to double check the title of this thread when i saw your comment.

ANYWAY, I have essentially withdrawn from the WL. Idk if it matters just thought i'd let the you all know. Best of luck to those who've been accepted, it's gonna be a tough 4 years and beyond, but we got this. And for those still waiting I hope you get in, should be a decent amount of movement coming up.

@ciestar thanks for all your help fam.
@Et_in_Arcadia_ego It was a fun process hahah but I guess it was never meant to be.. and i'm not down for a LDR so..bye.
Where are you going?
Lol, fancy meeting you here @Meridian17 I had to double check the title of this thread when i saw your comment.

ANYWAY, I have essentially withdrawn from the WL. Idk if it matters just thought i'd let the you all know. Best of luck to those who've been accepted, it's gonna be a tough 4 years and beyond, but we got this. And for those still waiting I hope you get in, should be a decent amount of movement coming up.

@ciestar thanks for all your help fam.
@Et_in_Arcadia_ego It was a fun process hahah but I guess it was never meant to be.. and i'm not down for a LDR so..bye.
 

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i dont think you are removed until they officially reject you. i have heard of situations (not at drexel i dont think) where someone reapplied to a school and subsequently got off their waitlist from the previous cycle. id assume this is still possible. as for the portal, id email them.
Lol I just realized I did the same thing, i reapplied and lost access to the 2019 portal, I hope it doesn't bump us off the waitlist. I wouldn't think it would.
 
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Hi all - I've been a lurker for 12+months, but created an account a few seconds ago to say:

I WAS ACCEPTED OFF THE WAITLIST TODAY!!!

I got the call from Dean Berardi-Demo this morning. So thrilled to be joining the class in two weeks! Submitted my secondary in July 2018, interviewed in October, deferred in November, formally waitlisted sometime in March/April, accepted in July 2019.

I AM CRYING.
 

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Hi all - I've been a lurker for 12+months, but created an account a few seconds ago to say:

I WAS ACCEPTED OFF THE WAITLIST TODAY!!!

I got the call from Dean Berardi-Demo this morning. So thrilled to be joining the class in two weeks! Submitted my secondary in July 2018, interviewed in October, deferred in November, formally waitlisted sometime in March/April, accepted in July 2019.

I AM CRYING.
Glad to hear it :)
 
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please advise where to look for housing. I am from Miami (fiu). any facebook page
Manayunk, Roxborough, East falls neighborhoods are all close to the medical school. Brewerytown, fairmount, and anything close to center city will be fine too since there is a shuttle Drexel runs from center city to the medical school. Good luck!
 
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Manayunk, Roxborough, East falls neighborhoods are all close to the medical school. Brewerytown, fairmount, and anything close to center city will be fine too since there is a shuttle Drexel runs from center city to the medical school. Good luck!
Is AVENUE AT THE EAST FALLS IS GOOD PLACE TO LIVE. IS IT WALK ABLE PLS REPLY
 

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Hi all - I've been a lurker for 12+months, but created an account a few seconds ago to say:

I WAS ACCEPTED OFF THE WAITLIST TODAY!!!

I got the call from Dean Berardi-Demo this morning. So thrilled to be joining the class in two weeks! Submitted my secondary in July 2018, interviewed in October, deferred in November, formally waitlisted sometime in March/April, accepted in July 2019.

I AM CRYING.
Omg is orientation really that close?!