Honestly you could pull off a night of bartending during FIRST quarter, i know some who did, but prob not after, maybe, but i personally dont think i could have done. But yes we all had lives outside of drexel, whether it was working out, or being with fam, going out etc. Yes the people you have class with are going to be your new best friends b/c itll feel like you are with them all the time, but i still made time to do the things i wanted to do.
I got lucky with clinicals, i cant complain about any, some students had awful teachers, but that wasnt really typical. First quarter you have one clinical, every other week ( the alternating weeks you still have school but you go to the lab and practice stuff). And the other 3-4 days you have class. 2,3,4 quarter you have class mon and tues 8-430, then clinical 3 times wed,thurs,fri or sat. ( so you could end up with a normal mon-fri week, or get a saturday clinical and have off a day in between). Clinicals are never on the same day as class, there are no night ones, theres mornings ( starting at like 615 ish, or theres a couple afternoon ones that start like 12 or 1). Starting 2nd quarter you have to prep the night before for adult health, SO that means if you had ur adult clinical on a wed, tues after class you have to go prep, or if it falls on another day you have to leave the clinical you are at to go to another hospital and prep. PRepping is by far the most annoying aspect of ACE, but it has to be done, u cant be giving meds the next morning having no idea what they are and what to monitor for. I learned a lot in clinicals. the only thing bad about them is they could be anywhere, so you could be in philly one day, nj the next, and bucks county after that. Drexel says they do TRY to make it so that you are somewhat geographically close, but its not a promise. Good luck to you, it was a long and somewhat annoying
year, but im glad i did it. it still doesnt feel like its over ( my last day was friday). You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any more questions.