Has anyone else done this proactively? I spent a day with a friend of mine who is an M1 at a school that I applied to and I am really glad I did! It gave me a chance to see everything in action as it really is on any day of any week, no false pretenses! Anyhow, I would really like to do this with several other schools I am applying to, but I do not have friends at these others and do not know if the schools will provide me with a "chaperone" for the day. I have emailed a few asking if they would mind, let's see what they say. In the meantime I was wondering if anyone else has done this, what they learned from it - ie: they really want to go to that school now, or they really DON'T want to go there now, etc. Please tell which school, with whom you spent the day (student, friend, tour guide of other nature, alone, etc.) and interview days dont count not really the same thing. How long was your day? I just want to make the most informed decision and I don't want any "I wish I would have known this" surprises AFTER it's too late.