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Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
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  • Year founded: 2006
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 120
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Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (FIU)
Allopathic Medical School
Miami
In-State Applicants Favored
  • SDN RANKING 1
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 63 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $32,738
  • Non - Resident Tuition $62,738
  • Application Fee $30
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 67.5

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Admissions Information

  • AHC2 390W2
  • 11200 SW 8th Street
  • Miami 33199
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Florida International University College of Medicine, South Florida's only public medical school, is transforming the future of public health and educational opportunity in the region. Created in 2006 amid pressing community health concerns and a projected critical shortage of physicians nationally, the College of Medicine is developing a curriculum that reflects an innovative, 21st century approach to health care and medical education.

Curriculum

The medical school will provide quality, affordable medical education and educate physicians who are culturally sensitive to South Florida's diverse demographics. It will help advance South Florida's health care dynamic by facilitating improved access to first-rate medical care among our medically underserved populations and lead an economic impact that will eventually reach more than $1 billion each year.

Facilities

FIU's $37 million Health Life Sciences Complex at University Park is home to the College of Medicine. The complex houses classrooms, state-of-the-art labs and administrative offices for the medical school.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 57
Negatively 1
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.68 60

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.87 63

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Interviews first, then tour and lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great job. The day was organized and informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Less down time, interview before lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did a great job of selling the uniqueness of the school. Would have liked more perspective from M3 and M4 students. Most of the interview day was spent with M1 and M2s." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell the presenters not to be taking multiple calls during a presentation, it looks unprofessional." More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess the interview format was a little weird: they had us all in one room and took us out in three groups while the other ones waited in the group" More from this Member | Report Response

"Learn how to answer the question. "When do you think we will hear back from you?" I asked three different people to finally receive the reply "by the end of the year" and "there are multiple applicants in front of you right now"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would have liked a more in-depth tour of the college of medicine teaching facilities instead of the general campus buildings..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Could schedule a social event or dinner the night before the interview so applicants could get to know each other and the students in a less formal setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"It adds extra stress when you are being interviewed by 2 people at the same time. It makes it harder to make eye contact and just a bit uncomfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Accept Moi.." More from this Member | Report Response

"None! I felt that everyone involved was incredibly friendly, open, and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Accept me :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - Very friendly staffs!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They were beyond great and super nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They took a while to sent second email telling you what dates were available for the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you faced a challenge. How did you approach solving it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change healthcare, or what program would you increase funding to in order to improve community health and access to care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you been reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, do you have anything to ask me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a non-compliant patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most important quality a physician should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about recent developments in stem cell research and what is your opinion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on the Affordable Care Act? Explain why you feel that way." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 7-10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you weren't accepted to any medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why FIU? Why Miami?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why FIU/South Florida" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been angry? How did you deal with it? Same thing with stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1st Question: Tell us about yourself...(don't underestimate this question...my hardest one by far)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and why FIU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your passion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you have served as an integral component of a team. How did you learn from it? When was a time that you failed that team?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do for a day if you could do anything?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go to lunch with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most pressing issue that healthcare will face in your lifetime?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you regret an action that you took." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why FIU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why FIU? Why Miami?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why FIU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best/worst thing about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what makes you laugh/angry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like FIU so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why FIU? Biggest problem in healthcare/ what do you think should be done about it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine to you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you get rid of stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (This is the first question and then the rest is shaped by your responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any family members or relatives who are physicians ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of people make me angry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone held different beliefs than your own, how would you treat them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a doctor/why fiu" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how you became interested in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the problem with health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read any books recently by scientists (She named a few, and luckily I had heard of them)? How do you think writings by scientists and academics differ from career fiction writers (I studied writing in college)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With so much available knowledge on how to live healthily and lose weight, why do you think so many people still don't take care of themselves, or are still obese?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have lunch with any person who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 7-10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a doctor in a small town with a lethal disease spreading. You have to allocate a limited vaccine supply, why gets the vaccine first?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on the use of genetics in research, public policy, law, etc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that struck you as interesting/surprising in your experiences in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had a haitian patient recovering from a stroke and his room was filled with his family who only spoke creole and was feeding him (even though they were not supposed to)." More from this Member | Report Response

"You mentioned that you're interested in underserved urban populations. Wouldn't you say that there are rural communities that have a greater need for physicians right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you see the state of healthcare in the U.S. and how do you see that affecting the practice of heatlhcare and your future practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seeing as you want to enter family practice and get to know people closely, how will it affect you when they die?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question on multidisciplinary treatment of patients" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan do in Maimi other than study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario question about a waiting room full of patients and the one you are with is not doing what they are supposed to be doing to help themselves." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the health care reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You say you want to work in a group clinic in Miami, what do you do when you have 20 patients in the waiting room, your running late, and you have a kids and husband at home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine you have a Haitian patient who just had a stroke. When you enter the exam room, you see six relatives engaged in a candlelight vigil for him, and his wife is feeding him, which you don't want her to do. How would you handle this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did any of your friends ever did drugs, if so, how did you react to it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The hypothetical situation questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a physician's role in end of life care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the MCAT is a good indicative factor for entrance to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asking about how we can work to reduce the discrepancies between health care delivery in different areas of the city, state, and country." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Ethics questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"(I led myself into this discussion) So as you mentioned, what determines the goal of patient care between quality vs quantity of life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"AIDS' day is coming up, what are your thoughts on AIDS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what makes you laugh/angry" More from this Member | Report Response

"What traits do you think you've inherited from your mother and father?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in learning Spanish?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical or moral dilemma you experienced and how you handled the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"most of the questions related to answers of my first questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you get rid of stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a noncompliant patient how would you go about treating them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient who was receiving Paclitaxel for ovarian cancer with some questions about their treatment while you had a full waiting room of patients, how would you handle this situation ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there are any books that have made a significant impact on my life or thinking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked follow-up questions on most all of my responses and we talked about a wide range of issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your passions correlate to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could spend an afternoon with anyone, past or present, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had an experience working in a group where one of the group members wasn't pulling their weight? How would you deal with this situation? What would you do if after talking to this person, they still weren't doing their part?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the cultural differences that you have encounter in your undergrad? Give us some examples. " More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"Integrated curriculum and supportive staff" | Report Response

"The location, diverse experiences at different hospitals, fellow students and faculty." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Anatomy curriculum" | Report Response

"Does not have an academic medical center of its own yet" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Had a great time here and would recommend it." | Report Response

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