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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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Why do you want to go into the MD/PhD program? Do you think it is worth the extra years?" Report Response

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

"What have you learned in the laboratory you are working in (lessons, not science/procedures/etc)? Now tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"What are the qualities in a leader, and do you prefer to be one or follow one?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about Cuzco." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had to choose between the MD or PhD program, which would you choose and how would you arrive at that conclusion." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over my application, looked over the school website, and read the bio's of the interviewers whose research interested me. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The attitudes/moods of the faculty and students there. They seemed to enjoy being there, and some of the 1st and 2nd year students came by to show support despite having an exam in the following minutes. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, really. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was pretty well informed, thanks to Ochatt about what was going to happen. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UM was my alma matter, so I was pretty familiar with the campus, curriculum, etc. However, the interview experience, with the tour, and the way we were treated, still really impressed me in a positive way. It was obvious that Ochat, Bookman, and Hinkley put a lot of effort into planning the day and maximizing our comfort. I felt really comfortable during the interviews, and the conversations and questions were very interesting, despite many of them being "basic questions." The tour was really cool, the students there seemed to share a strong, cooperative bond, not an overly competitive one, and the faculty was friendly. Later, at the evening dinner, I was very impressed by the comfortable relationship between the current students and the dean, professors, and staff. The other applicants were very qualified, and well rounded in their achievements and personalities, and I hope that I will see many of them at UM (hopefull!). The facilities, with the great amount of specialization, were amazing, and there are many labs with all sorts of research available to graduate and medical students. The school, despite being in Miami (which is a lot of fun) had many different areas for students to study, which I think is important...I could go on, but I have to go..." 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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