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  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Miami
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Who was your role model in dancing? (I used to dance professionally)" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"I see you were an English major. Why the switch to science?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Why do you want to come to Univ of Miami?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"About rap as poetry and poetry slams" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Miami's web site, read interviewfeedback, read over AMCAS and personal statement, ran through ethics and healthcare issues, spoke with some researchers I work with." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The opportunities for clinical training early on and throughout the four years at Jackson Memorial. It's really quite amazing how much involvement the students have compared with other schools. Beautiful research facilities. Great lunch. Incredibly friendly staff and students. Amicable atmosphere for interviews - they definitely don't conduct stress interviews. I really felt they gave me the opportunity to express who I am as a person and I got the impression that Miami really looks at the whole package and not just numbers. Also the new curriculum - an organ systems-based approach that integrates knowledge as you proceed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of interest in research/advancing scientific knowledge amongst many of the students. I think this will change as Miami becomes more of a nationally recognized school. That said, they do have quite a lot of funding and amazing facilities and interesting research going on. It may just have been the students I spoke with." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew Jackson was the second largest hospital, but I really did not realize how many incredible clinical opportunities exist there. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Miami has a lot to offer and the student seem really happy there and balanced. If you are ultra-competitive, Miami probably isn't the place for you. If you are interested in having great clinical training, the chance to work with under-served communities, and have motivation to pursue research in a laid-back environment, then I think Miami is worth taking a look at, even for out of state students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/16/2002

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