Medical College of Wisconsin

Address

Office of Admissions / 8701 Watertown Plank Road / Milwaukee, WI USA 53226

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
53
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
1967
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.77
Median MCAT
511
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Case-by-case
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
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Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$100
Other Tests
CASPer

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
No

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22-'23)

1. Explain how your unique background, identity, interests, or talents will contribute to the MCW learning community. (1000 characters)

2. How will MCW uniquely prepare you for your future goals? (1000 characters)

3. Recount a time when you made a decision you regret. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? (2000 characters)

4. The Medical College of Wisconsin is committed to educating health professionals who are dedicated to improving health equity across the diverse populations we serve. Share with us what you have learned or how you have grown through working with or serving people from cultural backgrounds or groups different than your own. How do you believe you can contribute to improving health equity or reducing health disparities as a physician? (2000 characters)

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Explain how your unique background, identity, interests, or talents will contribute to the MCW learning community. (1000 characters)

2. How will MCW uniquely prepare you for your future goals? (1000 characters)

3. Recount a time when you made a decision you regret. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? (2000 characters)

4. The Medical College of Wisconsin is committed to educating health professionals who are dedicated to improving health equity across the diverse populations we serve. Share with us what you have learned or how you have grown through working with or serving people from cultural backgrounds or groups different than your own. How do you believe you can contribute to improving health equity or reducing health disparities as a physician? (2000 characters)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Explain how your unique background, identity, interests, or talents will contribute to the MCW learning community and how MCW will uniquely prepare you for your future goals.

2. Recount a time when you made a decision you regret. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

3. Describe your motivation for pursuing a primary care focused, community-based medical education program. Focus on how a MCW regional campus educational experience will prepare you for your unique future career in medicine. Include the influence of key experiences with rural or medically under-served communities.

4. Describe the community in which you envision yourself ultimately living and practicing medicine. Address the benefits and challenges of life in your specified community.

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Explain how your unique background, identity, interests, or talents will contribute to the MCW learning community and how MCW will uniquely prepare you for your future goals. (2000 characters)

2. Recount a time when you failed or made a decision you regret. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? (2000 characters)

3. MCW values the unique backgrounds and identities of our incoming students. Please indicate if any of the following apply to you. Check all that apply.

I belong to a race or ethnicity considered underrepresented in medicine.

I identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual (LGBTQIA) community.

I am the first person in my immediate family to attend college (excluding siblings).

I was born or grew up in a rural community.

I come from an economically disadvantaged background.

I attended an underperforming elementary, middle, or high school.

My primary language is NOT English.

I have overcome a significant hardship.

Checking any of the above boxes creates a text box titled Please provide additional details. 2000 characters.

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Explain how your unique background, identity, interests, or talents will contribute to the MCW learning community and how MCW will uniquely prepare you for your future goals. (2000 characters)

2. Recount a time when you failed or made a decision you regret. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? (2000 characters)

3. MCW values the unique backgrounds and identities of our incoming students. Please indicate if any of the following apply to you.Check all that apply.

I belong to a race or ethnicity considered underrepresented in medicine.

I identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual (LGBTQIA) community.

I am the first person in my immediate family to attend college (excluding siblings).

I was born or grew up in a rural community.

I come from an economically disadvantaged background.

I attended an underperforming elementary, middle, or high school.

My primary language is NOT English.

I have overcome a significant hardship.

Checking any of the above boxes creates a text box titled Please provide additional details. 2000 characters.

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Explain how your unique background, identity, interests, or talents will contribute to the MCW learning community and how MCW will uniquely prepare you for your future goals. 3000 characters

2. Describe your motivation for pursuing a community-based medical education program and how it will prepare you for your future career in medicine. Identify experiences in which you have lived or otherwise interfaced with rural or medically under-served communities and how they have influenced you. 3000 characters

3. Describe the community in which you envision yourself ultimately living and practicing medicine. Address the benefits and challenges of life in your specified community. 1500 characters

4. Describe a time when you found a creative solution to a challenging or unfamiliar situation. Include what you learned from the experience. 2000 characters

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Why MCW? (1,000 char including spaces)

2. Describe your motivation for pursuing a community-based medical education program. Include how your motivation will prepare you for your future career in medicine. Identify experiences in which you have lived or otherwise interfaced with rural or medical under-served communities and how they have influenced you. (3,000 char including spaces)

3. Describe the community in which you envision yourself ultimately living and practicing medicine. Address the benefits and challenges of life in your specified community.

4. Describe a time when you found a creative solution to a challenging or unfamiliar situation.Include what you learned from the experience.

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. Why MCW? (1,000 char including spaces)

2. Describe your motivation for pursuing a community-based medical education program. Include how your motivation will prepare you for your future career in medicine. Identify experiences in which you have lived or otherwise interfaced with rural or medical under-served communities and how they have influenced you. (3,000 char including spaces)

3. Describe the community in which you envision yourself ultimately living and practicing medicine. Address the benefits and challenges of life in your specified community.

4. Describe a time when you found a creative solution to a challenging or unfamiliar situation.Include what you learned from the experience.

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is dedicated to leadership and excellence in four distinct areas identified in our mission statement - Education,Research,Patient Care,Service. Choose one of these areas and discuss how you will contribute to our mission, both as a medical student and a practicing physician. (max: 3,000 characters)

2. Describe your motivation for pursuing your medical school training in a community-based medical education program and how this will prepare you for your future career in medicine. Identify experiences in which you have lived or otherwise interfaced with rural or medical underserved communities and how they have influenced you.(max: 3000 characters)

3. Describe the community in which you envision yourself ultimately living and practicing medicine, addressing the benefits and challenges of life in that community.(max: 3000 characters)

4. Describe a time when you found a creative solution to a challenging or unfamiliar situation and what you learned from the experience.(max: 3000 characters)

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

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