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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

6

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)?

"(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? " Report Response

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

"(from MD/PhD interviews)- 1) Tell me about your research. 2) Why do you want to undertake the MD/PhD? 3) Why Miami? 4) What do you want to do following the MD/PhD? 5) What department, or departments do you see yourself joining if accepted to the University of Miami's MD/PhD program?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you ever heard of the New World Symphony?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were to choose between the MD or the PhD only (and you couldn't receive any NIH funds to be an MD doing research) which track would you choose?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"-briefly read over my AMCAS application; read the bios and the most recent primary journal articles of each interviewer for the MD/PhD program; read over the history of the school etc via the 'net" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"-the strength of the neuroscience and immunology programs; degree of organization of the MD/PhD program; volume of clinical cases seen by the hospital etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"-fact that financial support during medical school is not a given following acceptance. Students have to be selected for a "Dean's Scholarship" to receive a stipend during the medical training, although the tuition for medical and graduate school is covered and a stipend is provided during one's graduate years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"With the exception of the issue of financial support during one's medical school years, I felt as though I prepared myself adequately for the interview day. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the interview day was well-organized and, strangely enough, almost enjoyable. The program makes every effort to accommodate the MD/PhD candidates, and even placed them at a quite nice hotel right in Coconut Grove. In sum, the program has a great deal to offer students in terms of research (particularly for Neuroscience students with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and Immunology) and clinical experience due to the size of the UM Hospital Network, but has yet to fully realize the national attention that older, more established (the medical school was founded in 1952) programs currently enjoy. In addition, interviewees are asked at numerous points during the course of the day for feedback regarding their experience, a demonstration of the willingness and desire to consistently improve on the part of the institution. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/14/2005

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