We've got a thread for who's going to be at interviews, so why not start one to see who'll be going to second-look visits? Most of these won't be for a few more months, but some are earlier, like UPitt. Anyone else going to be at there Jan 10-12?
Yeah, Georgetown MD/PhD emailed me to schedule a second-look also, and asked me to give them a date. I picked Jan 17 and they said ok, so I guess that's done on a one-on-one basis as well.Originally posted by Neuronix
The director at my one MD/PhD acceptance, UMaryland, just told me to call him early next year some time and he'd schedule something for me then. Seems like they do their second looks on a person-by-person basis. In a way this is kind of cool, because it really shows personal attention. But in a way this is kind of bad, because you won't get to meet your potential future classmates.
Ah well... Too bad I won't be at Pitt with you, since I got a big ol rejection!
Typically, at an interview, the school tries to sell itself to you, but you also have the job of selling yourself to the school. During a second look, it's 100% the school selling itself to you. They typically tell you more about the program, let you talk to research faculty and students, get the lay of the land. They almost always cover full expenses. Most schools do second looks for the students they accept, but some (like Pitt) have their second looks before final decisions, and getting invited to the second look is simply another stepping stone in the process where some move on and some don't make the cut.Originally posted by canadagirl
What's a second-look/revisit?
Why do you think Pitt does the second look before final decisions? Kinda cruel if you go a second time but don't get in!Originally posted by bruinbear26
Hey! I'll see you two at second look weekend. By the way, my student host said that there is no evaluation during that weekend, although acceptances haven't formally been given out. Also, there is the possibility of waitlist...
Yes, this is what I have heard from the students who attend programs that do this (Pitt, Baylor). Personally, I think it's very inconsiderate to the applicants and selfish of the programs. Hopefully all of the schools that still do this will abolish this practice in the years to come.Originally posted by canadagirl
Maybe they want to gauge how committed you are to actually attending, so that they don't extend acceptances to those that are unlikely to come? That's just a random guess since I know nothing about this...