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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 your parents' health care occupations influence your desire to become a physician?" Report Response

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

"Why are you pursuing medicine rather than nursing?" Report Response

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

"What do you think of Miami?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think of your MCAT score?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How can we improve access to health care?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed U Miami website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Number of on-campus research and clinical opportunities. Attitudes of admissions staff." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The population that lives around the medical campus and the traffic." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the building where the interviews were held (Rosenstiel) has a different name written on it on the side facing the expressway." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I stayed at the Days Inn on campus. It was safe, quiet, and affordable. Driving at night to South Beach along 14th was neither safe nor quiet. Be sure you know where you are going and how to get there when touring the local area at night. The admissions staff was approachable, enthusiastic, and well-informed. The day began with a PPT overview of what UMiami has to offer (in short: a lot) and then proceeded with a discussion about the importance of advancing medicine through research. My interview was conducted at 10 AM while other students were either touring the campus or interviewing. My interviewer had not only read my application but had taken note of its special features. He remebered my MCAT, my GPA, details of my personal statement, and even information from my LORs. One interesting question was, " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn Civic Center on 14th

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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