About the ads

  1. Check out PREMED.me!
    Offers FREE service to help premeds manage their applications and MCAT study calendars and identify schools to target.

2011-2012 Medical College of Wisconsin Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2014)' started by Sammich117, May 22, 2011.

  1. SDN is a nonprofit organization. Services are made possible through the generous support of SDN members and sponsors. Thank you.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. PostHaste

    PostHaste Eye Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    335
    Location:
    Midwesterly
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member

    SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads)
    Soooo... mail came today... it was a big envelope.... :DACCEPTANCE!!!!:D

    No idea what happened with the email yesterday, but whatever, I have the letter in hand saying I'm in. Woo hooooo!!!!

    :soexcited:

    We don't have to move!

    We don't have to pull the kids out of school!

    I get to go to an awesome school! With awesome people! In an awesome town!

    Can you tell I'm excited? :D

    Good luck to the rest of you!
  2. EricMont

    EricMont

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Messages:
    203
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    awesome
  3. Schizotypy

    Schizotypy O.R. they?

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Messages:
    342
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Congratulations!!!!
  4. ABQ9988

    ABQ9988

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Messages:
    161
    Location:
    Albuquerque
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    +1. Especially since I was complete in July.
  5. Apark34

    Apark34

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Messages:
    68
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    BIG Congratulations!
  6. mike2281

    mike2281

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Messages:
    26
    Congrats. Made me smile with your excitement.
  7. CopaceticOne

    CopaceticOne

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    751
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Straight up AWESOME!!! Huge congrats!
  8. Kekeirda

    Kekeirda

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Messages:
    241
    Awesome!
  9. nadaba

    nadaba

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    3,837
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    I am so happy to hear this. CONGRATS!!!
  10. centrigeugle

    centrigeugle less qq, more pew pew

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    563
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Bleh. Still waiting.
  11. LingoLaine

    LingoLaine MS3

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Messages:
    470
    Location:
    Colorado
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    A big huge congrats to you PosteHaste!
  12. Schizotypy

    Schizotypy O.R. they?

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Messages:
    342
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    ?? She is EDP.
  13. PostHaste

    PostHaste Eye Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    335
    Location:
    Midwesterly
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    The first non-EDP interviews are this coming Friday, I believe. They continue interviewing into February or March - this is one of those schools where it usually pays to get your stuff in early but where you may also have to be incredibly patient.

    Good luck to you!
  14. ineedadoctor89

    ineedadoctor89

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    54
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    have any non-EDP applicants received interviews yet?
  15. CopaceticOne

    CopaceticOne

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    751
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Yes.
  16. Victory4Zim

    Victory4Zim contemplating...

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    121
    Location:
    Neither Here Nor There
    Status:
    Medical Student
    CONGRATULATIONS!! :love:
  17. bookfreak89

    bookfreak89

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Messages:
    4,733
    Location:
    West Coast, USA
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Yay! Congratulations. :thumbup:
  18. IntoTheWest

    IntoTheWest

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Messages:
    134
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Pooled two months after complete.
  19. bvand086

    bvand086

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    162
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    i would REALLY love to get the pooled email.. it has been almost two months for me. good to hear others are getting pooled after two months it means I still have hope!
  20. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist Chasing Greatness

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,184
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Congrats, PostHaste!
  21. manny007

    manny007

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    does anyone have an idea of what the lowest stats mcw has accepted students with in the past?
  22. 3191964

    3191964

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2011
    Messages:
    70
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    what does EDP stand for. Sorry for asking. I am new to this application process
  23. sector9

    sector9 'He's a loathsome, offensive brute' Administrator SDN Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    11,105
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN Published Author hSDN Alumni SDN 2+ Year Member
  24. lovedocta07

    lovedocta07

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Messages:
    347
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    have not been small pooled yet, been 2+ months
  25. citrusguy2010

    citrusguy2010

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    651
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    same here..
  26. lovedocta07

    lovedocta07

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Messages:
    347
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Yea kinda depressing...havent been small pooled yet...just waiting outside the pool watching everyone else have fun in the pool..
  27. TheChronic

    TheChronic

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    58
    I lol'ed

    It'll come soon.
  28. lxz

    lxz

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Messages:
    215
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Just a quick message, if you are applying for MD-PhD program in this school, you will have to wait till late October to receive an update on whether to be offered an interview either MSTP or MD-only no matter when you got small-pooled.
  29. moodle

    moodle

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    141
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    same here pal :(
  30. soccer333

    soccer333

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    don't fret guys. i was complete at the end of july and finally got small pooled yesterday.
  31. 3191964

    3191964

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2011
    Messages:
    70
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    How do you find out, if you have been pooled? Thanks
  32. cokibeach

    cokibeach

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    They send an e-mail. It explicitly says you've been pooled. Hope that helps!
  33. centrigeugle

    centrigeugle less qq, more pew pew

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    563
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Small pooled today. :/
  34. BSU

    BSU

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Messages:
    201
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Congrats!

    More interview invites tomorrow?
  35. PostHaste

    PostHaste Eye Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    335
    Location:
    Midwesterly
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Why the ambivalent face?!?
  36. bvand086

    bvand086

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    162
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Yeah really I would kill to be pooled.
  37. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist Chasing Greatness

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,184
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    I hope so! :)
  38. PostHaste

    PostHaste Eye Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    335
    Location:
    Midwesterly
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Because it's a sneaky 5-point.

    To the current student lurkers - do you feel like MCW is as cutthroat as is often associated with 5-point systems (versus P/F ones)? I've always gotten the impression that it's pretty laid back for a graded school.
  39. centrigeugle

    centrigeugle less qq, more pew pew

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    563
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    I guess it feels like an ambivalent decision.
  40. CopaceticOne

    CopaceticOne

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    751
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Would you rather not be small pooled?
  41. Zarika

    Zarika

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    217
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    It is pretty laid back. There is a five point grading system but it's not graded on a curve. There are set percentages at the beginning of each course. For example, I think out of ~170 people, about 150 honored the three week genetics class at the beginning of M1.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011
  42. mtmed

    mtmed

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Messages:
    206
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Small pooled today! Finally! Complete 8/4. 33Q/3.75 c&s
  43. Justforkicks4

    Justforkicks4

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    143
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Yeah, in my opinion MCW is definitely not a cut-throat "stress" school. I believe all our class averages have been "High Pass". It's normal to have final class averages ~85% when "Honors" is 90%. I can't even say that about most of my biology classes in undergrad. Haha.

    BTW, good luck to all the upcoming interviewees. Let me know what questions you have before the big day!
  44. digitalsea11010

    digitalsea11010

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2011
    Messages:
    240
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    I hope they send interview invites tomorrow. This pool is great, but I've been hanging in it for over a month now, and I'm beginning to get pruney. :p

    I apologize to anyone who is allergic to puns.
  45. centrigeugle

    centrigeugle less qq, more pew pew

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    563
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Well, I'd rather have a interview invite...

    This 'waitlist for the interview' is very odd and, it seems to be, not entirely promising. I'd still love to go here...I just hope they want me!
  46. sha15

    sha15

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    124
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    i was complete at around september 6 and got the pool email today
  47. goodnewsplease

    goodnewsplease

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    91
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    29 mcat, 3.9+ gpa

    complete 9/13
    small pooled 9/27
  48. digitalsea11010

    digitalsea11010

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2011
    Messages:
    240
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    I guess your waitlist analogy is not terrible, but it suffers from the fact that pretty much everyone must be placed in the pool prior to receiving an interview (there are probably a few exceptions where people were offered the interview outright). I like the small pool because it shows that they are really taking the time to examine applicants.

    No one should expect to be given an interview immediately based on stats. There are a lot of people who would make great doctors that do not have the most competitive numbers. The goal is to produce a population of promising doctors, and this involves examining a lot of other factors besides GPA and MCAT. If they were to plug all of us into an algorithm based only on GPA and MCAT, and that was the only factor that decided interviews, we would have answers quickly, but it would probably yield a bad population of doctors.

    My point is, they are considering all of us very carefully, and I appreciate the fact that they aren't blindly selecting the best numbers. They are pooling numbers they consider strong, and then examining factors that matter a little bit more.

    I hope this viewpoint at least makes you more confident in their system even if you dislike it.
  49. TougeKing

    TougeKing

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    13
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Interview invite today! Alright, looking forward to MCW.
  50. PHD To MD

    PHD To MD

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Messages:
    176
    Location:
    little italy
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    +1
    Thought there would be more posts, they seemed really swamped with calls
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page


About the ads