ChubbyChaser

Yummmy
10+ Year Member
Apr 14, 2007
13,168
7
Status
Medical Student
Vanderbilt does.
 

iA-MD2013

Moderator Emeritus
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Feb 17, 2008
16,027
2
Status
Medical Student
That's a good question. I remember Vanderbilt is one...but I have no idea what they pay for?
 
About the Ads

Leejwwc

10+ Year Member
May 9, 2006
473
0
Status
Medical Student
Schools that DO pay for second visits:
Johns Hopkins University
Stanford University
Vanderbilt University

Schools that DO NOT pay for second visits:
University of Florida
 

CCLCMer

CCLCM Alum c/o 2011
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Jul 10, 2006
1,873
29
Cleveland expatriate
cclcmstudent.blogspot.com
Status
Resident [Any Field]
I think that CCLCM falls in this category too, but I'd need confirmation for that one.
Consider it confirmed. :)

I'm not sure what the amounts are now, but when I came for second look three years ago, we got free hotel, meals, and $200 travel expenses from CCLCM.
 

majahops

YOU are great.
10+ Year Member
Feb 18, 2006
1,727
23
Status
Resident [Any Field]
Schools that DO pay for second visits:
  • CCLCM (amount?)
  • Johns Hopkins University (amount?)
  • Stanford University (amount?)
  • UCSF (pays for 1/2)
  • Vanderbilt University (amount?)

Schools that DO NOT pay for second visits:
  • University of Florida
 

flip26

10+ Year Member
Dec 20, 2007
4,795
12
Status
Medical Student
Maybe some URMs know for sure, but I believe that some schools have special revisits for URMs and pay for travel...
 
About the Ads

scarletgirl777

10+ Year Member
Mar 25, 2008
2,369
159
Status
Medical Student
Maybe some URMs know for sure, but I believe that some schools have special revisits for URMs and pay for travel...
Harvard has an entire separate revisit for URMs where they pay for at least the flight.

Also, some schools will give either URMs or anyone who claims that it's a hardship or both some money to help with revisit. I don't know if that's official policy you can find out about, or if you just have to ask and see if you can catch someone on a good day.
 

ChubbyChaser

Yummmy
10+ Year Member
Apr 14, 2007
13,168
7
Status
Medical Student
UNC does not, although its not a biggie since 85% are IS and its only a one day thing.
 
Last edited:

Raryn

Infernal Internist / Enigmatic Endocrinologist
10+ Year Member
Apr 25, 2008
8,200
7,647
Status
Attending Physician
Should I be sad that I don't know what a second visit is?
A visit to the university in the spring, after you've already been accepted. So you can see it in a more relaxed atmosphere than when you were being interviewed.
 

copacetic

Copacetic Was Here!
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Jun 20, 2008
392
3
Status
Medical Student
Should I be sad that I don't know what a second visit is?
dont be sad, i didn't know what it was till a couple weeks ago. its basically just a weekend during which the school invites people they have accepted to come take a more in depth look at their school. normally folks get accepted to more than one school, so its a way to try and convince you that you should choose their school over some other school.
 
About the Ads

funkymunkytoes

10+ Year Member
Jun 27, 2008
639
1
Status
Medical Student
Schools that DO pay for second visits:
  • Case Western
  • CCLCM (amount?)
  • Johns Hopkins University (amount?)
  • Stanford University (amount?)
  • UCSF (pays for 1/2)
  • Vanderbilt University (amount?)

Schools that DO NOT pay for second visits:
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • UNC
  • UVA
  • Every other school by default
 

MJ is KING

10+ Year Member
Oct 12, 2008
78
0
Status
Pre-Medical
Wait I'm a little confused. So you guys are saying that Vandy pays for second look but I just contacted them and the lady said they won't pay for the flight and only pay for your hotel accomodations...is that the standard? Is Case the same way? I was under the impression that some of these schools covered ALL costs (flight, hotels, meals etc.) - is this not true? What about Stanford?

Thanks.
 

bluesmd

10+ Year Member
Aug 18, 2008
2,206
4
is in countdown mode
Status
Pre-Medical
Schools that DO pay for second visits:
  • Case Western
  • CCLCM (amount?)
  • Johns Hopkins University (amount?)
  • Stanford University (amount?)
  • UCSF (pays for 1/2)
  • Vanderbilt University (amount?)

Schools that DO NOT pay for second visits:
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • UNC
  • UVA
  • Every other school by default
haha, i think this defeats the purpose of the list
 

MD13

10+ Year Member
Dec 19, 2008
108
0
Status
Wait I'm a little confused. So you guys are saying that Vandy pays for second look but I just contacted them and the lady said they won't pay for the flight and only pay for your hotel accomodations...is that the standard? Is Case the same way? I was under the impression that some of these schools covered ALL costs (flight, hotels, meals etc.) - is this not true? What about Stanford?

Thanks.
Really? huh, I had the same impression that you did. Can anyone confirm this?
 

copacetic

Copacetic Was Here!
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Jun 20, 2008
392
3
Status
Medical Student
case puts you up in a hotel, and gives you food. they dont cover the cost of the plane/bus/car drive down to the school though. also, in terms of food and drinks, they dont pay for anything that you eat or drink out of the program (like say going to a bar in the city on your own time)
 

LizzyM

the evil queen of numbers
15+ Year Member
Mar 7, 2005
24,214
37,325
Status
Academic Administration
Look at the market... the Dow Jones average is a fraction of what it was a year ago. That's hurt schools endowment income and many anticipate fewer dollars from donors in the year ahead as the big donors feel a pinch, too. While it would be great to get a free "second visit", I wouldn't count on many schools offering those this year even if they have done so in the past. Figure on at few free meals but other than that, I think that economic hard times are taking their toll.
 

vadd0

10+ Year Member
Sep 7, 2007
1,337
0
Baltimore, MD
Status
Resident [Any Field]
Look at the market... the Dow Jones average is a fraction of what it was a year ago. That's hurt schools endowment income and many anticipate fewer dollars from donors in the year ahead as the big donors feel a pinch, too. While it would be great to get a free "second visit", I wouldn't count on many schools offering those this year even if they have done so in the past. Figure on at few free meals but other than that, I think that economic hard times are taking their toll.
That was the discussion at Yale's financial aid seminar. Hopefully the lenders do not tighten their pursestrings even more, and restrict the availability of loans.

Also, I do not think Hopkins offers a free second look.
 

scarletgirl777

10+ Year Member
Mar 25, 2008
2,369
159
Status
Medical Student
Look at the market... the Dow Jones average is a fraction of what it was a year ago. That's hurt schools endowment income and many anticipate fewer dollars from donors in the year ahead as the big donors feel a pinch, too. While it would be great to get a free "second visit", I wouldn't count on many schools offering those this year even if they have done so in the past. Figure on at few free meals but other than that, I think that economic hard times are taking their toll.
Totally understandable. :( But in that same vein, that means that fewer people will attend second looks, first because people are more likely to do things when they are free, and second because people have less disposable income to spend flying out to a school.
 

LizzyM

the evil queen of numbers
15+ Year Member
Mar 7, 2005
24,214
37,325
Status
Academic Administration
Totally understandable. :( But in that same vein, that means that fewer people will attend second looks, first because people are more likely to do things when they are free, and second because people have less disposable income to spend flying out to a school.
I suspect that some candidats are going to have fewer choices, too, because many will cancel subsequent interviews once they have an offer. This means that many applicants who had several schools to choose from may have only one or two. Second look isn't much of an issue if you have only one choice.
 

MD13

10+ Year Member
Dec 19, 2008
108
0
Status
just confirmed--Vanderbilt "will not be able to pay for transportation as we had hoped"...this sucks..
 
About the Ads