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  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Miami
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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)?

"Did your parents pressure you to go into medicine? Because mine did. No, are you sure they didn't?" Report Response

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

"Why don't you want to be a D.O. or medical assistant?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"1. How would you solve world poverty? (I mean seriously- come on- this is a horrible question) 2. Two patients come into the hospital at the same time: one with private health insurance, one without health insurance. Their are two rooms available: one clean private room and one communal room where someone has just had explosive, stinky diarrhea. Which patient goes where? (horrible, stupid question)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I liked the weather. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"1) The interviewer answered his cellphone on a personal, mundane call during my interview. 2) The interviewer was obviously bored by my answers, and spent most of the time looking at the ceiling or picking his nails 3) The interviewer held a crumpled sheet of paper in front of his face and asked me questions he had typed up in a drolling voice. He told me 'these questions are good, don't worry, I ran over them with the head guy, ha ha!' 4) The interviewer assumed things about me because of my background. 5) While I was in the restroom, the campus tour left me. I notified the admissions committee before I left for the restroom that I was leaving to use the restroom and that I'd be right back. The interview was horrible and impersonal. The school seemed to completely ignore their students. Also, all of the 3rd + 4th years told me that basic science training (the first two years) are pretty bad, and that students are left on their own to study for the Step 1's. However, they said that 3rd and 4th year was great because you are exposed to so much in the hospital. To me, this means that Miami is a great place for residency, but not a great place for medical school. The students seemed to be of the ego/snobby/partier type...drawn to Miami because of the South Beach lifestyle. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A lot of the students have a lot of money, and so tend to live on South Beach or in these beautiful apartments downtown. Some of the bars don't charge the medical students cover? The medical school and hospital is in a bad area. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"horrible- see above! I got the feeling that Miami is kinda like New York. People are rough, impersonal, and you're on your own. This works for some people, but I am looking for a supportive environment at medical school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

FLL

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/06/2006

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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