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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

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

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

"What are the qualities of a leader, how have you exemplified those qualities in the past, and how do you think a physician needs to show these same characteristic? " Report Response

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

"3) How would your best friend describe you? 4) How do you think health education is related to the role of a physician? 5) Then.... the abortion question. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Sooo... how did you come to be sitting in this chair across from me today? (hubda wha? Unlike the abortion question where I confidently knew my beliefs before the interview, I found this question to be more difficult because of how open-ended it was. Fortunately, with such vague questions, the interviewer allows you to control the direction of the conversation.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read about current healthcare events, visited the UM website (easy to navigate and really informative), reviewed my application info, and explored downtown Miami (the night before) to make sure that I knew where the college of medicine was located. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really liked the atmosphere. The students and admissions faculty are very warm and professional. You could see the good intent behind their efforts to make us comfortable as "visitors of the college of medicine". As with all medical school interviews, they did a WONDERFUL job of selling the school to us <wink> I really like the "non-traditional" additions to the curriculum, the UNBELIEVABLE medical facilities, the focused attention on clinical experience, and their new research successes and opportunities. I also really liked the personal attention that we EACH recieved. Unlike a lot of other schools (who pack in tons of interviewees in one day), there were only twelve (or so) of us. The admissions staff truly made an effort to reach out to each one of us individually. Finally, I really liked the interview! My interviewer was wonderful :) He was very professional and had a great sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my opinion on medical issues with him (he listened well and tried to see things from my perspective) and I liked how he made long clear descriptions of what he wanted me to answer. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tuition.... really, really expensive! The tour was nice... but our student guide didn't talk loud enough! He walked ahead of the group and talked facing forward.... none of us could understand his soft-spoken explanations. We just enjoyed the view :) " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That a large number of the those interviewed are accepted! Woohooo.... we made it past the thin part of the admissions funnel :) " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was great :) The people were friendly, the interview was fun, the food was great, the medical students were welcoming, and Miami was beautiful. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/24/2004

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