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University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1952
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University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM)
Allopathic Medical School
Miami
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 254 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 3 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $36,117
  • Non - Resident Tuition $41,580
  • Application Fee $90
  • AVG MCAT 514
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 70.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • PO Box 016159 (R-159)
  • Miami 33101
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, an academic medical center founded in 1952, is proud to serve Miami, South Florida, South America, and the Caribbean in education, research, patient care, and community service. The founders of the Miller School of Medicine were true visionaries. They anticipated the tremendous need for excellent medical care within our community and set into motion a plan for the facility that now treats more than 1,000,000 patients annually.

Curriculum

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine offers two separate and distinct educational tracks to the MD degree. One track is based at the Miami campus at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Center in Miami, Florida. The other track is based at the UMMSM regional medical campus at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida, which is 45 miles north of the Miami campus.

Facilities

Research is a top priority, with more than 1,300 ongoing projects funded by $196 million in external grants and contracts to UM faculty. The school ranks in the top third among U.S. medical schools in terms of research funding awarded. The School of Medicine campus consists of 35 acres within the 80-acre complex of the UM/ Jackson Memorial Medical Center, including 1.9 million square feet of research space, and is the home of many acclaimed medical facilities.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 228
Negatively 8
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.77 250

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.89 174

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Change of "holding" room. Chairs were a bit too close together...it made it difficult to speak to one another. Felt pretty crammed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office did a fantastic job. They were warm, kind, funny, and they made the entire interview day relaxing. The CD was nice and I was grateful that I could review their presentation at home." More from this Member | Report Response

"Secondary application format could be improved. Application completion time was rather slow, and the office took a long time to inform me that I needed a new application photo." More from this Member | Report Response

"Making the secondary easier to edit- it was pretty low-tech" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was very helpful and prompt." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they have been great so far." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just a tad more friendliness, please." More from this Member | Report Response

"None!" More from this Member | Report Response

"none. everyone was very nice and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"Quite possibly the nicest admissions office you will find...truly a pleasure." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sent a "complete" status email. That way they avoid tons of calls from us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing a great job." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you had a friend who was struggling with serious emotional problems or drug abuse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what led you to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you cope with having to give bad news to kids/parents/anyone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you lie to a patient? Is it ever okay to not be 100% honest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you ever lie to a paitent?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me to explain certain statements in my application, for example: I think a degree in public health will make me a more-well rounded physician....he asked how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how does being late make you feel?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Describe such and such shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UM over UF or USF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you define a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"So, tell me about the research you did? Tell me about the volunteering? etc with multiple things on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about HMO medicine? How would you practice if under HMO contract?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should Eastern/Holistic/ . . . medicine be incorporated into regular medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a first assistant in an OR and the surgeon walked in showing clear signs of inebriation, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You've studied and worked in fields totally unrelated to medicine. Where did the idea of medicine come from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever have a friend who was a substance abuser? If so, how did you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it ever ok to lie to a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what makes you so special?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""Is it ever ethical to lie to a patient?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U of Miami? Just for the weather?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me you story " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun and relaxation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time you made a sacrifice for someone that was not in your own family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your worst quality?/ What is your best quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me what you'd do if you caught your friend cheating (the question was also framed around the idea of the school's "honor code")." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it ever ok to not be 100% honest with a patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"So...tell me about yourself, how did you end up here at Miller?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Leadership experience" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What medical issues do you think will become issues in the upcoming election?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of clinical experience have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of leader are you and how have you demonstrated it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think women are taking over medicine? Do you think that women will benefit medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my AMCAS info" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Teach something non-medical in 5 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"all questions were specific to my application or standard questions you'd expect" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your parents pressure you to go into medicine? Because mine did. No, are you sure they didn't?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think leadership is important as a Dr.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your strongest point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review other feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define: HMO? PPO? Medicare & Medicaid?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you graduated early? What did you do during that time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most memorable patient/volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about yourself starting with when you were born." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please define leadership, how you think it is an important quality as a doctor, and your experiences with it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide on medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the 2 biggest problems in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not MD PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your parents' health care occupations influence your desire to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like about your undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. Did you like it? (Ironically, the interviewer specialized in a similar topic of my research, so know your research well)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What events have shaped who you are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you feel about growing up in South Florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your experience at the 911 dispatch office affect your understanding of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a basic design of the kind of thesis you envision yourself doing..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the main problem in healthcare? How would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me to explain the people/activities/events that have "shaped" who I am today. Pretty much the standard "so tell me about yourself" question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities make a great leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What college professor has influenced you most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of when you fulfilled a leadership role." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think there is a cycle of poverty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership roles have you taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about our healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your mother's career influenced your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the qualities that make a physician a good leader." More from this Member | Report Response

"Experiences and how do these relate to your career as a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Leadership question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some ethics questions: What do you think about abortion, doing things that go against your beliefs, etc., and how would you handle these situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your military leadership experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your trip to Europe?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do or say to a patient that has AIDS and who won't tell their spouse / significant other?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is plan B for if you don't get into medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your leadership qualities, and the leadership qualities of a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about our medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Something that is NOT on the applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research to a layperson." More from this Member | Report Response

"So I see you volunteered with Dr. So and So. How did you meet him? Do you think you would be a pediatrician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"three good and bad things abot the US healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of your clinical experiences most solidified your desire to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What activities do you participate in that are not related to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of research are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me how you got here (in terms of your life and why you are interviewing for medical school)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your best friend's daughter came to you for an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions from my personal statement and Miami secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how you decided to go into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What sparked your interest in science and medicine? Name a couple of stand-out memories from your volunteering experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best place you have traveled? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your best friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Examples of when I have been a leader" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into the MD/PhD program? Do you think it is worth the extra years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your abroad experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get here today? This was in the context of life story." More from this Member | Report Response

"(from MD interview)- 1) When did you first decide that you wanted to become a physician? 2) If you had to choose between pursuing the MD or the PhD only, which would you choose and why? 3) How did (specific portion of application essay) influence your decision to pursue biomedical research? 4) What are three adjectives you would use to describe yourself? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Only clarifying questions about my autobiography." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important health care issue to you" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am an older applicant so several questions about how I plan on handling going back to school with a family, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research project and what is your goal?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you get this score on the MCAT, what happened? I scored average, but nothing great and he wanted to know why I thought I did how I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"What about yourself, will make u a good doc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Who has been most influential in yoru decisin to become a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have any other leadership positions except what's in your file?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood? Who is your rolemodel? What kind of medicine you want to practice? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What kind of research have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you do not get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What influences lead you to Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think a physician should have? Out of the physicians you followed what did you like versus not liking about their qualities as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to be sitting in this chair across from me today? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about how my various medical experiences made me want to pursue medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"See above but also: What are your strengths, weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"About travel experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"See most difficult question above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family/expereinces in medicine/leadership experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to me "who you are" from a non-cognitive point of view; considering all you have written in your personal statement and your healthcare experiences to this point." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you repeat organic chemistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"standard questions, nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why University of Miami?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how was your time at your undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why engineering" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what a leader is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about leardership experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Leadership roles, etc...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions basically asked for clarifications to my personal statement, and activities described in the AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"give an instance of leadership" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to Miami? (This was probably what we talked about for the longest)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When and Why did you decide to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Any pets? Tell me about your siblings" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What area of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go into medicine rather than some other field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't worry about the questions, just be relaxed and enjoy the day. My interviewer was extremely friendly and personable. My impression is that Miami is genuinely interested in getting to know the candidates that they have invited to interview, both as individuals and as future physicians." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you choose your undergraduate institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strength/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your life story. What qualities do you have that would make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The basics: Why be a doctor, why Miami, describe a major issue that will be affecting you as a physician in the future." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you respond if one of your colleagues was in disagreement with you, but you knew you were "right"?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who are the people who influenced your decision to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare the healthcare system in the US versus in Canada." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any role models (who are they)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood/teenage years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Expound upon a specific life-altering event described in my AMCAS essay." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did I choose my undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the events in your life that has led to you at this point wanting to be a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about some high school experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about shadowing/volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I want to pursue a career in medicine instead of doing a similar program which take me less time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your high school extracurricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discussions concerning my past research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my patient contact experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Assuming you are accepted to all schools at which you've interviewed, what's the most important factor in choosing a school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your role model in dancing? (I used to dance professionally)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research with Dr. X" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I resolve India Pakistan tension, as they are both nuclear capable? My views and take on the whole issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about (specific volunteer activity) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (insert activity here)..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you like me to describe you to the committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide medicine after doing your major?(not science)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my patient contacts and which one was the most important to me in my decision to study medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the state of healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some qualities a leader should possess, and do you have any of these qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of multicultural experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Qualities of a leader and how they can be applied to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any role models? Tell me about them." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Suppose you were rotating in the emergency department. How would you handle a difficult patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you respond to a lovelorn patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most unique thing about your life" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you handle a patient who refused to accept their diagnosis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were running late for your surgery rotation upstairs, and you ran into an incoherent patient who seemed to be lost in the hallways, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think doctors should always be 100% honest with their patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You said you saw teaching as applying to a career in medicine...how? ...i responded about how senior residents learn from junior residents, etc. and how we teach patients" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply for md/mph?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you make a difference as a mentor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much time will you devote to research, clinic, and academic medicine? Give percentages. (I want to go into academics)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When have you acted as a leader when you weren't expecting to play this role?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The multiple scenario questions I received. I loved them though. My answers came very natural." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly intersting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something that demonstrated your compassion." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your having a Down's Syndrome brother will affect your practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a friend with a drug problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been overwhelmed, how did you handle this?" More from this Member | Report Response

""How has playing [sport] influenced you as a person?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you switch from cheering for the Gators to cheering for the Canes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been disappointed before?If so, how did you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in women's health issues? (based on a course I had taken)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do the Greek letters in your honor society stand for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given the 80 hour resident work week, what would you do if your patient coded and you had just reached 80 hours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Think of a time when you were late to something important, how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Assume you hospital has regulations about the nuber of hours you can work per day, and that you have already worked the mximum umber of hours allowed. What would you do if one of your patients coded at the end of your shift?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I understand how you came to your decision to be a doctor based on your personal statement and AMCAS, but now describe it to me in a different manner, incorporating new elements not included on my papers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who won the nobel peace prize today? last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it is ever appropriate to not be 100% honest with a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most significant medical event that you have witness, that you will even tell your grandchildren?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest mistake you made during your experience at ______?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you would change if you could go back and do college all over again?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the biggest problem with health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't remember exact wording, but it had to do with ideas for ''fixing'' or providing indigent care." More from this Member | Report Response

"What my relationship with my brothers is like" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to do with your MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What medical issues do you think might become an issue in the upcoming election?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to describe my experience in playing table tennis in High School." More from this Member | Report Response

"We just chatted about my application, Miami, and so on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the TV show you worked on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that women will benefit medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In our discussion about baseball he asked if the reason I had chosen my favorite player as a kid was because he was cute haha" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about an old job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every question was based on my application - there wasn't a single question that made me stop and think." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer asked me about fantasy football (I mentioned it earler)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply to Johns Hopkins, Harvard, etc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to teach something nonscientific in five minutes. Hard to explain, but it was actually kinda fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"Situational Questions and about family history." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the important events in your life that made you who you are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. It seemed as though the fact that the interviewer could relate to me in my experiences made it unnecessary for me to finish my sentences (I am not kidding, I am not sure if she was impressed by my accomplishments or the fact that my accomplisments resembled hers)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Question's about research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite/least favorite course in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your college roommate. Where do you want to live in 30 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where you given any special training to handle these children with special needs or thrown right into it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most memorable volunteering experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why would you want to be a doctor and not a nurse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you go from B to a D? What was your strategy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you see yourself doing in 15 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"You've got a colleague at the lab who is doing short cuts with his experiments. This affecting the quality of his product. Would you tell your supervisor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were pretty standard, not that they weren't interesting, but none especially standout. There were questions on leadership, personality, the healthcare situation, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think will be the problems you will encounter as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was an interesting interview. I led things, talking about what I was interested in, and my interviewer followed up with facts and advice. No real questions in the traditional sense. Very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of travel have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think salsa or merengue is harder?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to be interested in computer science? Interviews typically start with my background as a given and ask "why medicine"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would I like to study abroad." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the war in Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which parent are you like? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why/would you come to UM if you got into every other medical school you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A very detailed ethical question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What rewards do you expect to receive from your profession as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your stamp collection." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you partaken in NYC's culinary offerings?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think are the characteristics that make a good leader, and how can you reflect that on the medical practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell us about the more compelling moments in all of your shadowing experiences - in other words, moments that tended to solidify your desire to work toward medicine as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your experience at the 911 dispatch office affect your understanding of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if, after all of this, doing research is just not in the cards - what will you do if you get an MD-only acceptance? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you get medical students to volunteer more in the community? (Kind of a difficult question too, but interesting nonetheless.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you get that tie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were too surprising. " More from this Member | Report Response

"About what I do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans for this summer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your relationship with your brother?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you envision yourself acting as a leader among your future peer medical community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the best and worst day of my life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be willing to work in an underserved area if you could make a lot of money elsewhere?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your roommate your freshman year like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you see RENT? Are the patients you work with like the people in RENT? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about our healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could repeat one volunteer experience, and it doesn't necessarily have to be related to medical school--just because you truly enjoyed it, what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities help a physician be a good leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you not succeed/fit in at our institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities make a good leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to treat someone with a procedure that went against your moral grain, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I'm a re-applicant: You said that you had a bad interview the last time you applied here. What happened?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have 3 minutes to convince me to choose you over other applicants. Go." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I think my family would feel if I didn't get accepted and I had to go away for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions based on my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on Gov't health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical situation about abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you think of any reason that you may not be a successful medical student at U Miami?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In an affluent country like the United States, why is health care still so hard for people to access?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The federal government has been throwing money at the educational problem in the United States for countless years now. The fact is that children born in poverty tend to remain poor when they grow up, despite the fact that schooling is required. How do you suggest that we counter that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something interesting you learned from a course in your major in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what high school did you go to, and what did you think about it? (it turns out my interviewers children go to the same school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about abortion/gay marriage/HIV patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some of the initiatives that you wanted to take in running for office (in reference to the fact that I ran for several offices in Student Government as an undergraduate)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think hispanic patients prefer hispanic doctors? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U. Kentucky? (In regard to a graduate program I had attended several years ago.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why come to Miami?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you an animal lover?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really but if I had to pick one: Did you like Emory University and what did you like most about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List the people, events, and places that have shaped you becoming the person you are today." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of advice would you give my daughter before she went off to college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should physicians in the US care about what happens in health care abroad? (internation health and its implications for us)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 12 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get your name? (My first name is not very common)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the positives and negatives of this school are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Fastforward 12 yrs. You are a family practice physician and you have a private practice. You are married with no children. Your best friends live across the street from you and they have a 15 yr old daughter. One day you walk into your office and see their daughter who runs to you and starts to cry saying that you need to help her because she needs an abortion. She can't tell her parents because they would think she is promiscuous and she isn't as she has gone out with her boyfriend for 2 years and it was their first time going too far. What would you do, how would yopu handle the sittuation, with all legal issues set aside. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If there was no such thing as medicine, what career would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"In your future career as a clinician researcher, would you consider returning to the University of Florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever heard of the New World Symphony?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me everything about yourself from your birth up to this point. (I then talked for 30 minutes without interruption)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think medical care is accessible in the United States? How can you make it more accessible?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say about you if she was applying for you to get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The most interesting question he asked me was what my roommates did and if they partied while I studied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was an embarrassing moment for you in your life? What was a moment in your life when you were filled with content and very happy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted at Miami and another school, how would you decide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read/movies have you seen recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is a role model of yours, not in your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the practice of medicine today compared to in the past?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really .... all the questions i was asked were standard questions from this website .... if you go through all the interview feedbacks for Umiami, you will have no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the smallest town you have been to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about UF medical school (I had just interviewed there previously to UM)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should research funding used to devlope drugs be better off used for cancer or arthritis (in reference to Vioxx being pulled from the market)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other career would you choose if Medicine did not work out for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example in your personal life of when you exhibited leadership qualities (meaning with friends etc not ec activities)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your best friend's fifteen-year-old daughter comes to you, in a fit of tears, and wants you to give her an abortion and NOT tell her paretns. Without regard to legal issues... what do you think is the right thing to do? (This is interesting all right <wink>. As if ethical questions are not touchy enough.... the interviewer made it personal!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unexpected." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your fraternity brothers have to say about you and any qualities that would make them want to be one of your classmates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What, do you think, is the value of professional athletes in American society today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about euthanasia? I know, not that "interesting"...sorry ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient refuses medication or treatment? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working with a group of people and they all had one point of view but you had a different view that you felt was right, how would you go about convincing the others to accept your point of view?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The doctor interviewing me said that he had a patient that was brain dead and the family went out and got a court order that the patient was not to be taken off life support. He asked me what I thought he should do." More from this Member | Report Response

"personal questions in regard to how I would react to certain situations " More from this Member | Report Response

"When stress levels are high, who do you confide in and what sort of activities do you partake in to alleviate the stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you consider important in leadership/being a leader and how have your previous experiences influenced your response?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the necessity of a relationship between psychological intervention/treatment and classical medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Spanish? (I was a Spanish major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, everything was standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last movie and book that I had read, we also discussed art briefly." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer just asked me to summarize my life up to the present and explain what has led to me to choose medicine. I felt as though he really wanted to get to know me and to make the interview as relaxed as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your idea of a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if I was to write one last sentence to the admissions board about you, what should it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no real questions. my interview was very conversational and relaxing. we talked more about running than anything else! um doesn't interview that many people, so if you make it to the interview, they really just want to see if you have a pulse and are personable - stuff they can't figure out from reading your file." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is toli?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We had a great discussion about the importance of research in medicine..." More from this Member | Report Response

"have you worked with REALLY sick people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a best friend and tell me about him/her. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A challenging experience you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of students do you NOT like who are in your class? Explain what makes them unlikable." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had some interesting conversations, not a result of any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between judo and jujitsu?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the most important scientific breakthrough in the last century? (I'm a history of science major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will keep you from changing your mind about going to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would prevent you from your goal of becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my love for Hindi movies and culture" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions concerning my personal statement (volunteer experiences and family)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you read recently about healthcare? (I read a lot about healthcare issues)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were all that interesting, though he did ask some good questions about my application that showed he actually read everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are we end the cycle of poverty in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really - tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most important class in the first year curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like kimchi?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you don't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you feel people from disadvantaged backgrounds tend to stay in a similar place/ socioeconomic status?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your education/experience prepared you over our other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some say that the number of women in medicine will dramatically increase in the future. Do you agree or disagree and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the research you conducted in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How I could integrate my hobbies and work in the future." More from this Member | Report Response

"Qualities of a leader and how a physicians must exemplify those qualities." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your family feel about your accomplishments." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a leader? Describe a situation when you acted as a leader? What is the role of a physician as a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were ones that I was prepared for (and those listed in the interview section of medical school review books)" More from this Member | Report Response

"there were no interesting and/or strange questions, just chatting about my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I would like to do for the international health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me about what some of my more interesting experiences as an EMT were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was an informal discussion as opposed to the typical monotonous questions so often asked on interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you're the lead (not a superior) on a team doing a project, and all others on the team think your idea is wrong and threaten to quit the project, what do you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you picture (the practice of) medicine will be like when you graduate from medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About rap as poetry and poetry slams" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you demonstrate what Hanmi is? (It's a position in a martial art I learn, so I actually stood up during the interview to show him what it was)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I resolve India Pakistan tension, as they are both nuclear capable?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of a situation where you were a leader but also had to use teamwork to accomplish your goals. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should I accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think human cloning should be allowed" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of car do you drive that gets 50 miles/gallon?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was nothing out of the ordinary or particularly interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I plan to take advantage of the things the unique curriculum and clinical experiences at the University of Miami had to offer me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What disease is the most problematic today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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"What kinds of multicultural experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't a particular question that I was asked that stood out in my mind. The entire interview flowed as a conversation and I was allowed to direct the topic of conversation. The faculty member doing the interview went through my extra curricular activities listed on my AMCAS and asked about a few of them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given a scenario where I would have to make an ethical decision about abortion. Some people might be offended by it, but frankly, I thought it was an appropriate question and I was happy to answer it." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. The admissions officer had the charisma of a corpse. He really spooked me out. He asked questions that were not pertinent to my file and mostly surrounded my hispanic background which he managed to offend at different times. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you improve the foster care system in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

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How do you feel about the location of the school?

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What do you like most about this school?

"They take really great photos for ERAS. The Cuban coffee on campus is unbeatable." | Report Response

"Clinical teaching and experience during 3rd and 4th year can't be beat." | Report Response

"Excellent clinical experience and training during 3rd and 4th year. Abundant research opportunities." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Just about everything. Unhelpful administrators (who actually try to get in your way and prevent you from taking educational opportunities), first and second year were less helpful than having two years of free time, rude staff, poor education, really unintelligent and/or overworked people in positions to really screw up your education. And good luck if you don't speak Spanish." | Report Response

"The entire first- and second-year curriculum needs an overall, starting with the Doctoring program. I felt like we wasted a lot of valuable time during geriatrics training and other miscellaneous activities that have no impact on what I do as a physician." | Report Response

"Some modules from the pre-clinical years were disorganized." | Report Response

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"Such a disaster, please avoid if you have any sense at all. You have very little time to study for step 1 (<4 weeks), very little elective time in third year (with no ability to do aways), no assistance with research. The people who will be writing your letters of recommendation are generally poor English speakers. In short, if there is a way to screw you over, this school will try to do it. You can even get written up for being sick (and yes it will go in your dean's letter as some vague mention of "unprofessionalism"). Can't make this stuff up." | Report Response

"While the quality of education in the first two years is less than perfect, this school more than makes up for it on the wards. Students here receive excellent exposure to a variety of cases and play integral roles on their teams during 3rd and 4th year rotations. From what I hear, this fact is very evident to residency program directors throughout the country." | Report Response

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