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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. MedMusclez

    MedMusclez Ninja 2+ Year Member

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    I always send thank you cards, but I do it because I want to do it not because I have to.
     
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  3. Justforkicks4

    Justforkicks4 2+ Year Member

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    I sent Thank-you notes after interviews, but like others have said, it's probably not really necessary. I think it's a nice gesture, especially when you mention something talked about during the interview. I always tried to thank my interviewers for a question that they answered especially well. If I thought the interviewer was a disaster, I didn't send a card!
     
  4. PostHaste

    PostHaste Eye Roller 5+ Year Member

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    I tend to disagree on a number of points. Each interviewer sees only a fraction of the 500. It is specifically mentioned by the director of admissions. And I'd put money on Peggy Post saying that it is absolutely necessary from an etiquette standpoint.

    Finally, why not? It takes less than 5 minutes, 1/5 of a $3.99 pack of cards, and $.88 in postage for a nice gesture. If nothing else it will probably brighten someone's day.

    Kind of like wearing hose or a jacket... It probably won't make or break you, but it's better to do it just in case.
     
  5. ks2011

    ks2011 Medical Student 5+ Year Member

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    Pooled on August 22nd and still no news....
    What is the turn around rate usually from being pooled to an interview invite?
     
  6. stefspets

    stefspets MS4 7+ Year Member

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    I didn't want to flood my interviewers with notes. I have no idea how many people they are interviewing. Maybe etiquette-wise it is required but I didn't do it and I think they mention it because a ton of people will ask about it otherwise, not to mandate it from applicants (though I'm sure more people do it because they mention it).

    If you want to do it--do it. If not--don't. Don't stress either way.
     
  7. CopaceticOne

    CopaceticOne Stayin' outta trouble 5+ Year Member

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    +1
     
  8. Victory4Zim

    Victory4Zim contemplating...

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    Neither Here Nor There
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    :wtf:

    Still no word from them!!!

    :diebanana::diebanana::diebanana::diebanana:
     
  9. bluv1212

    bluv1212 7+ Year Member

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    I'm becoming increasingly more neurotic....
     
  10. cknu2012

    cknu2012 2+ Year Member

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    no word here either....
     
  11. Tep

    Tep

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    This
     
  12. bluv1212

    bluv1212 7+ Year Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I just got accepted via phone. My first one - it's been a long wait, but worthwhile. I wish the best of luck to you all!
     
  13. LeoGer

    LeoGer 2+ Year Member

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    Accepted!!
     
  14. Tep

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    Phone? Email? Snail Mail? IS/OOS?

    We, the neurotic masses, need information. :scared:
     
  15. bluv1212

    bluv1212 7+ Year Member

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    phone, OOS.
     
  16. LeoGer

    LeoGer 2+ Year Member

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    Phone and OOS. Info is on my MDApps for more details.
     
  17. Victory4Zim

    Victory4Zim contemplating...

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    I'm really really hoping that my situation will be like this one, where you didn't hear from 'em right away but then bam! acceptance :D

    Why did they only call a handful of people? There were like 70 people there!!! surely they didn't accept only 3!! :annoyed:
     
  18. Tep

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    Just got the phone call!!1

    :D
     
  19. alohomora1

    alohomora1 muggle

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    Just got the phone call!!:D good luck to everyone else!
     
  20. stefspets

    stefspets MS4 7+ Year Member

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    Accepted! :D
     
  21. the humming sea

    the humming sea 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats everyone! I would love to interview here. Has anyone had success with a "in the area" email this cycle? Thanks in advance.
     
  22. CopaceticOne

    CopaceticOne Stayin' outta trouble 5+ Year Member

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    Congrats! :claps: Hope you have an easy time choosing where you're going to end up.
     
  23. TheGloaming

    TheGloaming 5+ Year Member

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    Wooooooooo... Got the acceptance call. First one=Soooooo awesome
     
  24. einstein1990

    einstein1990 5+ Year Member

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    Is anyone else having problems logging into their status page? I just tried logging in and it said my ID is no longer active.
     
  25. sydloy

    sydloy 2+ Year Member

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    So I definitely thought my chance was over for getting accepted and at exactly 5pm, Jennifer called! It's my first MD acceptance after 2 years of trying and I'm so thankful! Congrats everyone!
     
  26. CopaceticOne

    CopaceticOne Stayin' outta trouble 5+ Year Member

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    Congrats to you! Hopefully all of this week's good cheer for acceptances will translate into more IIs on Wednesday.
     
  27. Victory4Zim

    Victory4Zim contemplating...

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    Neither Here Nor There
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    all day at school wondering when I'm gonna be notified :scared:

    still no word/call/mail/nada from them :diebanana:

    go to work not really paying attention to what I'm doing :lame:

    losing hope...

    after work, check voicemail :eek:

    me running around the parking lot after work :soexcited::roflcopter::rofl:

    random strangers in parking lot looking at me, oh well

    come home, told mom, she goes :love::biglove::highfive:

    today was definitely an emotional roller coaster, and although I have closed this chapter of my life (sorry to sound all gushy) the journey has just begun! We're going to be doctors.. we are the physicians of the future, this is surreal, I can't believe this!!!!!!!!

    sorry I totally abused the smilies

    Thank you all for your support through this process and buena suerte
     
  28. bestx062

    bestx062 2+ Year Member

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    Accepted yesterday, got the call ~3pm. First one!
     
  29. tory

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    Same thing happened to me. Perhaps they are passively rejecting us.
     
  30. TheUltimate12

    TheUltimate12 2+ Year Member

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    Same here. Have you guys been pooled?
     
  31. PHD To MD

    PHD To MD 2+ Year Member

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    little italy
    No problems here, try it now
     
  32. ABQ9988

    ABQ9988 2+ Year Member

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    Hmm tried again today, and it still gives me the message, "user id not active". I havent been small pooled, so maybe first sign of rejection,
     
  33. sector9

    sector9 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    I can still log in. I was small pooled but haven't heard anything since
     
  34. fletchffletch

    fletchffletch 2+ Year Member

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    First wave of snail mail rejections were around this time last year per the 2010-2011 thread
     
  35. latony

    latony 2+ Year Member

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    +1
     
  36. ABQ9988

    ABQ9988 2+ Year Member

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    Much rather recieve snail mail rejection now then wait all the way until March or so.
     
  37. fletchffletch

    fletchffletch 2+ Year Member

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    Still not able to login and no small pool e-mail, going to chalk this one up to a rejection, hopefully get something in the mail to confirm.
     
  38. rofl

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    OOS, 3.5, 38Q, 2 years clinical exp., 3 years research ( with pubs). Complete 10/4.
    small pooled today.


    oh well
     
  39. Dex87

    Dex87 5+ Year Member

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  40. einstein1990

    einstein1990 5+ Year Member

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    Same here. I haven't gotten small pooled either. I just sent them an email asking what the error meant - if it was a website problem or something else. I'll post on here what they reply!
     
  41. CopaceticOne

    CopaceticOne Stayin' outta trouble 5+ Year Member

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    Not to add to people's anxiety, but I have been small pooled and checked my login. No problems for me other than the site was somewhat slow during the transition from the login screen to the actual app site. I have no idea what that means for others :(.
     
  42. einstein1990

    einstein1990 5+ Year Member

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    Although it most likely is a rejection, what a horrible way to do it! No warning, just an inactive ID...... hopefully they are at least snail mailing some legit rejection letters. Has anyone gotten one yet?
     
  43. GopherMD

    GopherMD 5+ Year Member

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    i was pooled 8/26 and can login with no problems
     
  44. Ironhorse3

    Ironhorse3

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    yet to be pooled and I can still log in (complete around 9/6)... although I am way late by SDN standards
     
  45. ABQ9988

    ABQ9988 2+ Year Member

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    I thought about calling this morning, but I didn't feel like hearing about a rejection today. Interested to see what they say in reply to your email. It's most likely what we assume it to be.
     
  46. einstein1990

    einstein1990 5+ Year Member

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    They said they are experiencing technical difficulties with the site.... I'm not sure I believe it, though. It's not just a coincidence that it is only happening to those of us who haven't been small pooled. I wonder if they just can't tell you it's a rejection via email....
     
  47. Ironhorse3

    Ironhorse3

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    When were you guys complete?
     
  48. einstein1990

    einstein1990 5+ Year Member

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    I'm not sure offhand, maybe 7/29?
     
  49. CopaceticOne

    CopaceticOne Stayin' outta trouble 5+ Year Member

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    I don't remember when I was marked complete, but I was pooled in August.
     
  50. RedSox10

    RedSox10 5+ Year Member

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    Not pooled yet and having problems logging in. Definitely assuming a rejection.
     
  51. ABQ9988

    ABQ9988 2+ Year Member

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    Mid July.
     

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