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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?

50 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)?

"Why University of Miami?" Report Response

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

"What do you admire most about the Dr. whom you have shadowed?" Report Response

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

"Do you think there is anything that would prevent you from going to UM? Do you think you will be able to fit in with the students?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why Spanish? (I was a Spanish major)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, the interview was conversational and I felt prepared with my background reseach of UM." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studied my AMCAS essay and University of Miami secondary application, reviewed the University of Miami website, spoke with UM med school alumnis and read follow-up responses from this website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The shear volume of patients that are treated every year (they are the busiest single location hospital treating over 1 million patients), their new organ based system curriculum, their state of the art hospital facilities (a patient is able to go from ER to surgery to ICU in a matter of feet; the helipad has the capability to accommodate the weight of a blackhawk helicopter), the consistent high ranking of many of their departments (including the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute) and their connection to cutting edge research (ie, the Lois Pope Life Center, dedicated to finding a cure for paralysis)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was very hot in the building, I felt very hot and uncomfortable in my suit." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I did not know about their satellite facility in Boca Raton which began last year with an inaugural class of 16 students. They will have a class of 32 this year. The facility is new, integrates modern technology and promises to provide an identical medical school education as Miami for the first two years. Students will complete their third and fourth years at the Miami campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First of all, make sure that you arrive early, parking is a challenge if you arrive after 0815-0820. You will enter the medical school and a guard will check you in. If you arrive between 0830-0900, you will have coffee and doughnuts in Dr. Hinkley's office and converse with the medical students. At 0900, Dr. Hinkley takes you into a conference room and presents a Powerpoint presentation about the school and its attributes (make sure that you visit the website since the presentation expounds on information found there). At approximately 0930, a researcher will explain the different research departments at UM and their contributions in particular research areas. The researcher who spoke with us had a Ph.D in pharmacology. At 1000, students either go on a tour of the campus and hospital facilities with a medical student or have their one-on-one interview. At 1100, the students that had their interviews swap with the ones that had the tour. At 1200, you have a wonderful hot lunch (ours was tortolini and ravioli with red or white sauce, bread and cheesecake) and have an informal question and answer session with approximately 6-8 medical students in the conference room. At 1300, a gentleman discusses financial aid options. And, closing at 1330, Dr. Hinkley talks about the documentation that UM requires as proof of FL residency (they do accept out of state candidates, but part of their state funding requires that they accept a certain percentage of FL residents). They try to finish the day prior to 1400 so that the candidates can get ahead of the infamous Miami rush hour traffic." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/06/2004

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