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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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)?

"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." Report Response

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

"How do you deal with being stressed out about something, not something related to your family or friends, but when you are stressed about not comprehending something?" Report Response

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

"What influenced you to study medicine? My father is a physician and he also asked me what my father did to convince me to be a doctor." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I honestly can't say anything was extremely difficult because all of the questions were straightforward and he did not ask me any ethics questions, which are usually the tough ones. He did also try to give me advice on how to decide on a med school and then asked if I had any questions when he was finished, which I liked." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I went over my applications, reviewed studentdoctor.net and went over questions and my answers to them with family members to prepare." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Miami is one of the very few schools where you get top training because you see every imaginable illness as well as interact with a wide spectrum of patients and the Jackson Memorial hospital as well as the huge size of the med school impressed me because you are exposed to so much." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"To be absolutely honest there was nothing about the medical school that negatively impressed me. The traffic is pretty bad and the location of the school in the inner city is not great, but that's why you get the exposure you do." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I already knew the staff and students would be helpful and friendly and they exceeded my expectations. I have to give a tip to wear comfortable shoes because it is a big campus!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day starts at 9am with Dr. Hinkley, who is a very kind man, introducing you to the University of Miami and giving you information about the medical school. Then the dean from FAU in Boca Raton talks about the program they have there where you go to FAU for the first two years of med school and UM for the last two. After that it varies depending on your interview. Either you interview at 10am, 11am, or for a few 1pm. If you are not interviewing then you go on a tour of the campus with a med student. I interviewed after that at 11am and then at noon there is an informal lunch with med students, which is a great time to really ask questions and talk to them. The lunch is good also. At 1pm they talk to you about financial aid and then Dr. Hinkley finishes up by telling you when you can expect to hear from him, which is about 2 1/2 weeks later. The day for me was done around 2pm, which is nice because you beat the rush hour traffic. Everyone is extremely friendly and I forgot to mention there are donuts and coffee in the morning. Don't be nervous because the whole day, including the interview, is really laid back. I know there are a few other people on this site who sort of talked bad about their experience, but I had a great day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2004

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