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2011-2012 Medical College of Wisconsin Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2017)' started by Sammich117, May 22, 2011.

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  1. PostHaste

    PostHaste Eye Roller 5+ Year Member

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    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!
     
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  3. EricMont

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    awesome
     
  4. Schizotypy

    Schizotypy O.R. they? 5+ Year Member

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    Congratulations!!!!
     
  5. ABQ9988

    ABQ9988 2+ Year Member

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    +1. Especially since I was complete in July.
     
  6. Apark34

    Apark34 2+ Year Member

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    BIG Congratulations!
     
  7. mike2281

    mike2281 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats. Made me smile with your excitement.
     
  8. CopaceticOne

    CopaceticOne Stayin' outta trouble 5+ Year Member

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    Straight up AWESOME!!! Huge congrats!
     
  9. Kekeirda

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    Awesome!
     
  10. nadaba

    nadaba 5+ Year Member

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    I am so happy to hear this. CONGRATS!!!
     
  11. centrigeugle

    centrigeugle less qq, more pew pew 5+ Year Member

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    Bleh. Still waiting.
     
  12. LingoLaine

    LingoLaine 7+ Year Member

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    A big huge congrats to you PosteHaste!
     
  13. Schizotypy

    Schizotypy O.R. they? 5+ Year Member

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    ?? She is EDP.
     
  14. PostHaste

    PostHaste Eye Roller 5+ Year Member

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    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!
     
  15. ineedadoctor89

    ineedadoctor89 5+ Year Member

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    have any non-EDP applicants received interviews yet?
     
  16. CopaceticOne

    CopaceticOne Stayin' outta trouble 5+ Year Member

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    Yes.
     
  17. Victory4Zim

    Victory4Zim contemplating...

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    CONGRATULATIONS!! :love:
     
  18. bookfreak89

    bookfreak89 10+ Year Member

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    Yay! Congratulations. :thumbup:
     
  19. IntoTheWest

    IntoTheWest 5+ Year Member

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    Pooled two months after complete.
     
  20. bvand086

    bvand086 2+ Year Member

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    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!
     
  21. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    Congrats, PostHaste!
     
  22. manny007

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    does anyone have an idea of what the lowest stats mcw has accepted students with in the past?
     
  23. 3191964

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    what does EDP stand for. Sorry for asking. I am new to this application process
     
  24. sector9

    sector9 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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  25. lovedocta07

    lovedocta07 2+ Year Member

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    have not been small pooled yet, been 2+ months
     
  26. citrusguy2010

    citrusguy2010 2+ Year Member

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    same here..
     
  27. lovedocta07

    lovedocta07 2+ Year Member

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    Yea kinda depressing...havent been small pooled yet...just waiting outside the pool watching everyone else have fun in the pool..
     
  28. TheChronic

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    I lol'ed

    It'll come soon.
     
  29. lxz

    lxz 2+ Year Member

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    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.
     
  30. moodle

    moodle 2+ Year Member

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    same here pal :(
     
  31. soccer333

    soccer333 2+ Year Member

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    don't fret guys. i was complete at the end of july and finally got small pooled yesterday.
     
  32. 3191964

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    How do you find out, if you have been pooled? Thanks
     
  33. cokibeach

    cokibeach 2+ Year Member

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    They send an e-mail. It explicitly says you've been pooled. Hope that helps!
     
  34. centrigeugle

    centrigeugle less qq, more pew pew 5+ Year Member

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    Small pooled today. :/
     
  35. BSU

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    Congrats!

    More interview invites tomorrow?
     
  36. PostHaste

    PostHaste Eye Roller 5+ Year Member

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    Why the ambivalent face?!?
     
  37. bvand086

    bvand086 2+ Year Member

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    Yeah really I would kill to be pooled.
     
  38. SteveJMarist

    SteveJMarist 5+ Year Member

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    I hope so! :)
     
  39. PostHaste

    PostHaste Eye Roller 5+ Year Member

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    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.
     
  40. centrigeugle

    centrigeugle less qq, more pew pew 5+ Year Member

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    I guess it feels like an ambivalent decision.
     
  41. CopaceticOne

    CopaceticOne Stayin' outta trouble 5+ Year Member

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    Would you rather not be small pooled?
     
  42. Zarika

    Zarika 7+ Year Member

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    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.
     
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  43. mtmed

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    Small pooled today! Finally! Complete 8/4. 33Q/3.75 c&s
     
  44. Justforkicks4

    Justforkicks4 2+ Year Member

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    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!
     
  45. digitalsea11010

    digitalsea11010 5+ Year Member

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    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.
     
  46. centrigeugle

    centrigeugle less qq, more pew pew 5+ Year Member

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    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!
     
  47. sha15

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    i was complete at around september 6 and got the pool email today
     
  48. goodnewsplease

    goodnewsplease 2+ Year Member

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    29 mcat, 3.9+ gpa

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

    digitalsea11010 5+ Year Member

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    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.
     
  50. TougeKing

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    Interview invite today! Alright, looking forward to MCW.
     
  51. PHD To MD

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    little italy
    +1
    Thought there would be more posts, they seemed really swamped with calls
     

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