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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

""Is it ever ethical to lie to a patient?"" Report Response

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

""Tell me about your clinical experiences."" Report Response

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

""What made you want to come to Miami since you're originally from [wherever]?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""How has playing [sport] influenced you as a person?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really. There was nothing that wasn't posted by others on previous feedback." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, looked over my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was unbelievably impressed by the school. In the last few years, they've received hundreds of millions of dollars in grants and donations, and they've also purchased a new hospital. In the same time, they've attracted a few world class physicians for their paralysis research center and their ophthalmology center, as well as in a few other specialties. Because of that, there are opportunities to do anything you'd ever want to do, whether its clinical experience, research, or whatever. They also have a gigantic simulation center, which is one of my biggest interests in medicine. They've pumped a ton of funding into it, and IIRC it's the largest one in the United States. They have a blocked curriculum, so students are never forced to have strings of exams in anatomy, biochemistry, histology, etc. -- it's just one science course at a time with other courses in ethics and patient care to supplement that. There's a good mix of traditional lectures and PBL (a 75/25 split). There's also a lot of student support. The class is divided up into 12 different "societies" of 12 or 13 students that work together throughout the year. The societies also compete in intramural events so it's not all just work. The interview day was very laid back. There were, I believe, thirteen other people interviewing with me. We got a free breakfast and a campus tour beforehand, and the tour guides were very helpful in answering any and all questions that we had. The interview was with one physician and was open file. He asked a few general questions that he said he was forced to ask (including one silly ethical question), and then we just chatted about my application and what I do for fun and all that. It was only like 45 minutes long, and then there was lunch with med students and some more Q&A. All of the students there seemed enamored by the school (obviously a biased sample, but whatever)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Apparently, 95 and humid in October means that it's even hotter in July and August. That might not be fun." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Don't use USNews rankings to decide your school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Miami International

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/09/2009

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None!" Report Response

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