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Anyone that interviewed previously at MCW, is the interview open? Will I be able to have papers with me, etc. Also, what is the "student group interview" like?
 
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Anyone that interviewed previously at MCW, is the interview open? Will I be able to have papers with me, etc. Also, what is the "student group interview" like?
The interview is an open file interview but we hardly talked about my experiences. It was incredibly conversational, like my student interviewer said “we already know your qualified with your experience, so tell me what you enjoy outside of medicine.” I suppose you could have papers in front of you but there is really no need to have them. You’ll leave everything in the room before your interview.

The “student group interview” I believe you are referring to the group activity. They basically have you work through a scenario. The observer doesn’t say anything. It’s in trial so it doesn’t count towards your admission. Super easy don’t stress about it.

Lastly, they make you feel very welcome and comfortable so don’t worry about it and have fun! They do a great job at selling the school to you.


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TheDataKing

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pre II R :( was small pooled 10/18 fwiw

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FuturePedsDoc1993

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Just got another "hang tight we are still reviewing apps until early march email". received small pool email in November.
 

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Just got another "hang tight we are still reviewing apps until early march email". received small pool email in November.
+1, highly doubt I'll get an invite here, but always appreciate schools keeping applicants in the loop whenever possible.
 
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CaptainWEMT

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I haven't been small pooled but still got the "hang tight" email. Does this mean I'm probably going to get the R or do I have a shot at an II?
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Oorham

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Anyone submitted their application in September and received R?
 
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I haven’t received any correspondence since I submitted my application
Not necessarily a bad sigh, who knows what algorithm or criteria produced the email list for the hang tight recipients. This is the first I have heard from them unsolicited, my only other correspondence has been in regards to questions I have emailed and confirmation of a submitted update!
 
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notadoc71

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Got small pooled in October (submitted July). Got email about "still looking" yesterday and interview invite today! Only day shown is feb 7 yikes.

I still have to think about if I am going to go. I am leaning towards not going because my A is at my home state and cheaper. I have to realistically think about what this school will provide me over my A, and if that is worth it. I'll likely turn it down tonight, so good luck everyone else!
 
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The interview is an open file interview but we hardly talked about my experiences. It was incredibly conversational, like my student interviewer said “we already know your qualified with your experience, so tell me what you enjoy outside of medicine.” I suppose you could have papers in front of you but there is really no need to have them. You’ll leave everything in the room before your interview.

The “student group interview” I believe you are referring to the group activity. They basically have you work through a scenario. The observer doesn’t say anything. It’s in trial so it doesn’t count towards your admission. Super easy don’t stress about it.

Lastly, they make you feel very welcome and comfortable so don’t worry about it and have fun! They do a great job at selling the school to you.


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First of all, congratulations on your acceptance nd thanks for sharing your experience! i've an upcoming interview in late Feb. Can you talk little about where you travelled from, how many days you spent there, and how late did your interview last until? i'm trying to get an airline ticket from CA and the latest flight from MKE is like 6.45pm. and i know the tentative schedule is like until 5pm. i don't know if i can make that flight. also, did you use the student host accommodation or the social event prior to the interview?
 
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First of all, congratulations on your acceptance nd thanks for sharing your experience! i've an upcoming interview in late Feb. Can you talk little about where you travelled from, how many days you spent there, and how late did your interview last until? i'm trying to get an airline ticket from CA and the latest flight from MKE is like 6.45pm. and i know the tentative schedule is like until 5pm. i don't know if i can make that flight. also, did you use the student host accommodation or the social event prior to the interview?
Of course, I flew from the Midwest to Milwaukee for about $220 on southwest. The airport is incredibly easy to navigate.

I did attend the social but not the student host program. I recommend the social because you can talk to students in a very informal setting and get a real sense of how they like the school. One of them had a test the next day and seemed confident about it which was a good sign to me.

We finished up around 4:30 which would leave plenty of time to get to the airport. It’s rather small. I’d recommend staying though and hanging out with some of the people you met and get a feel for the area. That’s what I did and I don’t regret it at all!


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openstage

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Has anyone ever received an II for one location, but asked them to reconsider for an interview at a different campus? Is that even a thing you could do with MCW or don’t bother?
 

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Has anyone ever received an II for one location, but asked them to reconsider for an interview at a different campus? Is that even a thing you could do with MCW or don’t bother?
Idk of anyone that has done that. I know of people that have interviewed at multiple campuses (myself included), but I think even their website is pretty clear that the campuses have different missions and so you can't really argue for an interview at MKE if offered one at GB/Wausau and vice versa. And if you're referring to GB versus Wausau, it wouldn't matter where you interview there because most people are waitlisted and they consider everyone for both campuses off the same waitlist.
 

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how much time off does MCW give students to study for STEP?
This really depends when you schedule your test. There are 7 weeks between the end of classes and the start of orientation for clinical rotations. Lots of people start their "dedicated" during the last course of Symptoms as well. And if you need even more time to study, then Academic Enhancement can work with getting you a rotation schedule (you'd have to apply for specific schedules during rotation selection in March to even have this option) where your first rotation or two is "vacation" (so you would have an extra 1-2 months), but that would be something only to consider if you're extremely struggling.
 
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This really depends when you schedule your test. There are 7 weeks between the end of classes and the start of orientation for clinical rotations. Lots of people start their "dedicated" during the last course of Symptoms as well. And if you need even more time to study, then Academic Enhancement can work with getting you a rotation schedule (you'd have to apply for specific schedules during rotation selection in March to even have this option) where your first rotation or two is "vacation" (so you would have an extra 1-2 months), but that would be something only to consider if you're extremely struggling.
Ahh ok sounds good, thank you so much!
 
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When did everyone that was accepted receive the background check email? I know it hasn't been that long but I thought it came right away.
 
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When did everyone that was accepted receive the background check email? I know it hasn't been that long but I thought it came right away.
The Certiphi check came early January after receiving my A in October. Took a couple days/ week to process though because I moved around a lot. There should be another one coming around April as well if I remember. I wouldn't start worrying/ thinking too much about it until April. Then if you haven't heard anything I'd reach out and ask.
 

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I was small pooled and sent out a letter of interest. Got an II before they even responded back to my letter. Good luck!


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Did you upload the letter to the portal or did you email it to the office?
 

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Does anyone know if MCW is receptive to in the area emails? I couldn’t find anything on the website. I’ll be up there for another interview.
 
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CheeseHead321

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For those that were accepted, how long did it take for the official letter to come in the mail? Also did any of you already get your financial aid award letter/scholarships with the official letter?


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For those that were accepted, how long did it take for the official letter take to come in the mail? Also did any of you already get your financial aid award letter/scholarships with the official letter?


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I think my letter was dated a week or two after I got the email. I was accepted late October and still don’t have financial aid info - I submitted the application about a month ago but the sheet I got at the interview says it takes 8-12 weeks to process.
 

CheeseHead321

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I think my letter was dated a week or two after I got the email. I was accepted late October and still don’t have financial aid info - I submitted the application about a month ago but the sheet I got at the interview says it takes 8-12 weeks to process.
Wait which application did you submit a month ago?


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Just a heads up for those waiting/inquiring. We didn’t get financial aid packages until end of May/beginning of June last year.
 

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Got an II a little under a week ago! Small pooled in January. I was wondering if you guys think I should send in an update before attending the interview or just inform them of the clinical job I started 3 months ago? I was just about to send an update before I got the II. The only reason I'm asking is I don't want them to forget it as it's added very valuable clinical hours to my app lol (over 400 hours). Or send an update after the II?

I hope all of you still waiting for II will be blessed by one soon!
 
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