I don't know which campus you are applying too, but I am attending the Tulsa campus.
1) What kind of schedule do they have you on? (ie Weekdays only? How many rotation/class days a week?)
It depends on where we are in the semester. Weekdays only. There is occasionally a community clinical on Saturday, but that has happened to me once. So no, problem. This semester @ the beginning:
Monday - class 9-11; class 1-3
Tuesday - clinical
Thursday - class 9-11; class 1-3
Friday class either 9-11 or 12-1.
Right now, I have finished all of my community stuff and clinical stuff, so I now have Tuesday and Thursday off. And we have finished our clinical class, so that takes out Monday afternoon and Fridays. But we have our final in clinical 2 the week after Thanksgiving.
You have each class once per week, unless you have an online class, for instance, pharm - we have that class online, but she still meets with us every other week.
2) What is the course load like? (I've heard they're using a block-schedule, how often are tests?)
Tests this semester have been weekly. One class per week. THANK GOODNESS, but the week after Thanksgiving is going to be a bear, we have a test everyday that week, thanks for the break
3) What did you wish you knew before you started this program?
I had heard from friends that it is doable. And it is, it is tough, lots of volume. I would recommend if you have time, take Pharm in the spring - this class is SO HARD - we have a few people who took the class before and it is a refresher for them. If I could live my life over....