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Medical College of Wisconsin v. Wake Forest

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  1. DocKat

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    I just got accepted to MCW and have a Wake interview scheduled for next week. Since I have always considered the two schools to be of the same caliber, I am contemplating canceling my Wake interview to save money and time. What do you guys think about these two schools? Would I be missing out if I don't go on my Wake interview? Thanks!
     
  2. MrBurns10

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    Wake Forest is a good school with good facilities in the middle of nowhere. The school itself is nice (esp. the anatomy lab) and they're very much into technology for their students (they give them laptops first year and PDAs their third year, although I doubt they are actually "free"). But after visiting, I knew living in Winston-Salem for 4 years would make me absolutely miserable, so it quickly moved to the bottom of my list; MCW is also probably much cheaper for you if you're in-state. However, if you think Wake and Winston-Salem sound like they might be a good fit for you, then definitely go. It's all personal preference anyway. Good luck!
     
  3. Herman Bloom

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    Yes, and MCW is in Milwaukee, if I'm not mistaken. Wouldn't consider that a stellar town, by any means. Unless you like snow. And frozen lakes.
     
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    whoops- read the op wrong. no need for my reply.
     
  5. DocRugby

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    Then you're an idiot Bloom. The only lake near milwaukee is lake michigan, which doesn't freeze, and the metro area is around 6-7x bigger than WS. I'm not from milwaukee, but i go to UW-Madison, and I know milwaukee is a good town. MCW is a great school, probably better than you're going to get in to.
     
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    Congratulations on your MCW acceptance! Boils down to this, you didn't elucidate any reasons you would want to stay in Milwaukee, and you didn't mention any reasons for, or against moving to the south.

    So, for purely selfish reasons, I would like you to skip your Wake interview so that I may get in. ;)

    Seriously, the south is quite different from Milwaukee (I live here, frequently running through the MCW/Froedtert/Children's Campus because I live .6 mile away.) I toured MCW years ago and it seemed great, toured Wake twice in the last 2 years and loved it. I have no doubt they are both excellent schools.

    Don't sell yourself short of options based on money. As much as a school is interviewing you, you are interviewing the school. This is a match process - are you a good match for a certain school? That said, I would strongly recommend you attend your Wake interview. Again, the south is a different world, and Winston-Salem is VASTLY different from Milwaukee. Try it, see if you like the city and what they have to offer. You've gotten accepted to MCW, so your stats are undoubtedly stellar - Istwan says so :D If you have to borrow money from your parents/brother/sister/second cousin etc - just go and at least test the waters.


    By the way, in reference to a reply concerning "in-state" tuition with MCW - it's a private school - no public funding.

    Best of luck.
    :thumbup:
     
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    I grew up in the Milwaukee area and love the town. Its a great place to live, plus it's a good sized city 500,000+ population. I hear MCOW is a great school as well.
    Plus the lake keeps the city relatively warm...although you get lots of wet heavy snow.
     
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    wisconsin w/o a doubt... :)
     
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    Wake! Come on do you want a good basketball team or not? :laugh:
     
  10. Herman Bloom

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    Calm down, "Doc"rugby. I'm going to Wake next year, so no, MCW is NOT a "better school than I'll get into."

    If you like it up there, then stay. One less yankee in the South.

    Although, according to Alice Cooper, Milwaukee is Algonquin for "The Good Land".
     
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    A few things you have to ask yourself. (I'm a bit biased, but not so much that I can't give advice).

    Is the money you'll save worth missing out on a school you'll potentially like? If you do go to your interview, you'll have a chance to firsthand, hopefully, see what that school is like. Remember that you'll be spending the next four years of your life during a fairly stressful period wherever you'll be going. You'll want to be as happy with your choice as possible. I say that as long as you can realisitically afford it, it can't hurt to go to your other interview and see what they're all aboot. The worst that can happen is that you don't get accepted and you come to MCW anyway. Which, by the way, is a pretty good school.
     
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    Hey! I am a first year at Wake and would love to answer any questions you may have about the school or life here. Like so many people have said, it's worth the look b/c it's a long 4 years. Anyway, shoot me a PM if you are interested.
     
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    Why make completely ignorant comments about a place you have apparently never been to then? How did you form your opinion of a city without knowing anything about it nor visiting it?
     
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    It's not NYC, but hosting the world's largest music festival isn't too bad....

    There's a lot to do in Milwaukee, especially if we're comparing it to Winston-Salem.
     
  15. Herman Bloom

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    I think you guys are misreading my post. It wasn't meant to be as derogatory you are making it out to be. I am not casting aspersions on the town of Milwaukee, per se. I'm simply stating: It is cold as all get out up there, and certainly no prize compared to Winston-Salem. Not that Winston is that great to begin with. Which is the point.

    And I have been there -- and most of the rest of the "great white north" -- many, many times.
     
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    And then everybody kissed/shook hands/hugged and made up! (not out).

    End of argument. Productive posts begin again here.

    As for MCW, I'm happy to answer any questions about classes, labs, professors, the environment, and the effect of wooden light poles on the front ends of cars in slippery conditions. And anything else.
     

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