Univ Wisc Update

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by WISC-ite, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. WISC-ite

    WISC-ite Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2001
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I called the admissions office yesterday and they said they are mailing out letters soon that will allow access to their online secondary. They also said that no one should be able to log on via their password until Sept 1st (or maybe it was that no one will get a letter until then).

    Has anyone received a letter yet?
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. jalan2

    jalan2 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2002
    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. WISC-ite

    WISC-ite Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2001
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Bump

    Did anyone apply to Univ. of Wisconsin? Any SDN's?
     
  5. Sweet Tea

    Sweet Tea Girl Next Door
    Physician

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    8,676
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    okay, that's really odd b/c i definetly did my online secondary and mailed everything off to wisconsin on august 15... hope i don't have to do it again.
     
  6. dpark74

    dpark74 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    I did...but I haven't received anything from them just yet.

    Don't know my chances since I am a unique case. Went to their undergrad as a state resident (10 yrs) then moved to Cali for grad school and now am a IL resident. Who knows?
     
  7. dpark74

    dpark74 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Madison kicks A$$! Both academically and socially. Don't forget to relax while studying.

    I highly recommend taking Chem 109 110 (I took this) or 115 116 series and not 103 104. The reason is that it covers everything you will encounter on the MCAT (I got a 12 in phys. sciences) Also, I took physics 201 202 and not 207 208 because the latter series is geared towards engineers.

    If you have an opportunity to take 343 345 with Burke and Gellman (special honors) I highly recommend it since I learned a tremendous amount. Also, take Biocore 301-...? since it provides a very good foundation of biological reasoning. (I got a 13 in bio sciences.)

    UW is an excellent school especially for the money (if you're in-state). If you look at the grad school rankings, you will find UW consistently within the top 15 (more often in top 10) in the sciences.

    Of course, the sequences that I have mentioned are difficult, but are you there to learn or get good grades. If you ask me, if you like to learn, grades will come naturally. If you don't, go with the easier sequences.
     
  8. dpark74

    dpark74 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know U of WI is a huge school and is somewhat intimidating, but it offers so many opportunities. You just need to initiate the interactions with faculty if you want to do research. I spent a semester in the pharmacy department doing research in photodynamic therapy.

    I ended up my dismal career with a 2.97 (3.14 science GPA) in chemistry. (My prereqs=3.5, though; the upper level classes and my lack of effort did me in). I ended up with a 34 on the April 2002 MCAT after studying on my own after seven years out of school.

    As far as physics is concerned, the only calculus one is 207 208 unless they have a new course.
     
  9. dpark74

    dpark74 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
     

Share This Page