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MCW Alternate List Interviewers: Did you just get an email?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by chevaliermalfet, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. chevaliermalfet

    chevaliermalfet Don't stop belivin'! 10+ Year Member

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    I just received an email this morning from Michael Istwan. To paraphrase, it says that being on an alternate list may be hard, but he wants to keep in touch with those on it on a regular basis. Did anyone else get this email? I know that the adcomm met last week for the decisions. . . Does this mean that I made the waitlist? I am tempted to call to clarify, but they said they won't give decisions over the phone. I really liked MCW - and now I'm rambling:scared: But yeah, any input or info would be nice . . .
     
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  3. 35m

    35m New Member 2+ Year Member

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    I received a rejection letter from MCW in the mail this morning, but no email.

    I suspect that your email indicates that you made the waitlist.
     
  4. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    I got the same. Not sure if it means that we made the waitlist, or only another cut in that direction.
     
  5. riverwoman1040

    riverwoman1040 5+ Year Member

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    I received the e-mail about an hour before my alternate list letter arrived. I'd say if you got the e-mail, you're on the list.
     
  6. ReachingTruth

    ReachingTruth My Future Rests on Hope 2+ Year Member

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    I'm pretty sure you made the waitlist, if you haven't received the paper confirmation.
     
  7. chevaliermalfet

    chevaliermalfet Don't stop belivin'! 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the input guys. I really appreciate it.

    -edit: for the record, my parents called a few hours after this post and told me the waitlist letter had come in the mail.
     
  8. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah, I found a waitlist letter yesterday as well.
     
  9. js2000

    js2000 2+ Year Member

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    just out of curiosity, previous year applicants mentioned a "priority" mcw alternate list and a regular mcw list but these applicants never gave an answer. does mcw give out "priority" list??....
     
  10. Ashers

    Ashers Bacteria? Don't exist. Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    No "priority" list per se. They rank by quartiles. When people start calling they'll tell you if you're in the 1st or 2nd quartile, or bottom half of the list.

    There's also the in state list and out of state list.
     
  11. ReachingTruth

    ReachingTruth My Future Rests on Hope 2+ Year Member

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    Can you or someone from previous years confirm the existence of the in-state and out-of-state list? I'm being skeptical because MCW is a private school and they don't have any requirement for a set number of state students.
     
  12. Ashers

    Ashers Bacteria? Don't exist. Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    I was on the Out of State list. They take 50% of their class from WI; there is an In State list. I know people who were on that list.

    Also, as a private school, WI residents pay less.

    No, I'm not making any of this up.
     
  13. js2000

    js2000 2+ Year Member

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    anyone have a "missing pre-req" on their letter? if the pre-req is completed, can you just phone them and tell them that? or do you need to send in an official transcript $$ ?

    thanks!
     
  14. riverwoman1040

    riverwoman1040 5+ Year Member

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    E-mail them. I had a missing pre-req that I had already completed, and the problem was solved within 5 minutes. They're so ridiculously nice there (fingers crossed).
     
  15. ReachingTruth

    ReachingTruth My Future Rests on Hope 2+ Year Member

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    Among the schools I applied to, most polite and nice admissions office staff award goes to....MCW
     
  16. KardiacKiehl

    KardiacKiehl 5+ Year Member

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    I just withdrew my acceptance, so there should be one more spot opening up. I hope this helps someone out here.
     
  17. DrPsychiatry

    DrPsychiatry Go Angels! 2+ Year Member

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    does anyone know how many get in from the alternate list?
     
  18. ReachingTruth

    ReachingTruth My Future Rests on Hope 2+ Year Member

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    Last year, 14. The year before that 12. The year before that, something like 90. See the variability?
     
  19. prionsRbad

    prionsRbad Mooooo 5+ Year Member

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    OP, are you thinking MCW over UC Davis? :confused:
     
  20. wannaZigazigah!

    wannaZigazigah! New Member

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    I just withdrew from MCW today. Hopefully that helps :)
     
  21. in.a.nutshell

    in.a.nutshell 2+ Year Member

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    Do we find out about our waitlist rank on the 15th? Anyone know how it works?
     
  22. chevaliermalfet

    chevaliermalfet Don't stop belivin'! 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah, I am. I'm currently in the process of withdrawing from everywhere else. So that's one more waitlist space. Good luck you guys!:luck:
     
  23. riverwoman1040

    riverwoman1040 5+ Year Member

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    They divide the waitlist into first quarter, second quarter, and bottom half. Anyone know if we can call on the 15th, or after the 15th? I can't remember exactly what they said.
     
  24. ReachingTruth

    ReachingTruth My Future Rests on Hope 2+ Year Member

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    On the 15th.
     
  25. in.a.nutshell

    in.a.nutshell 2+ Year Member

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    Lots of luck everyone! Keep us updated as you call to find out your rank!:luck:
     
  26. FullTiltMD

    FullTiltMD Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    second quarter
     
  27. riverwoman1040

    riverwoman1040 5+ Year Member

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    Same here. 50 people on the instate list, they take people off of instate and out of state evenly. Good luck everyone! :luck:
     
  28. FullTiltMD

    FullTiltMD Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    i asked how many people are on the list and the lady said 200. so theres a list of 200 out-of-state and then another list of 50 for in-state???
     
  29. riverwoman1040

    riverwoman1040 5+ Year Member

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    That or 150 on the out of state list, 200 total??? I have no idea, but I guess it makes sense that the out of state list is longer.

    Another question, when they take 12, 14, or 90 people off of the list, does that mean that they get to the 12th, 14th, or 90th person on the list, or that 12, 14, or 90 people in the class were on the alternate list? Anyone?
     
  30. ReachingTruth

    ReachingTruth My Future Rests on Hope 2+ Year Member

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    I believe it's 200 total. I believe it means a total of 12,14, or 90 people were taken off for that year.
     
  31. js2000

    js2000 2+ Year Member

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    so anyone know when the list starts to move?...it sucks to sit by the phone all day :(
     
  32. in.a.nutshell

    in.a.nutshell 2+ Year Member

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    Anyone hear anything yet?
     
  33. Ashers

    Ashers Bacteria? Don't exist. Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    Right. People do turn the waitlist down when their name is reached.

    They're letting you guys call in early this year. We weren't allowed to call until 20 May.
     

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