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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

One in each interview (total of two interviews)

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

No Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"One interview totally involved ethics-based scenarios. For instance, you see an elderly woman outside the hospital, she's wearing a gown, and seems disorientated. What do you do? My interviewer was very receptive but appreciated me using key words or details. In this case, an important detail is trying to get information from the wrist tag typically given to hospital patients in order to try and figure out where the patient should go. In another scenario where a worried wife calls you (the doctor) and asks for her husband's exam results, a key word/concept would be HIPAA. Of course, I think equally or more important than this is being able to describe your approach, reasoning, and the ethical principles that are implicated." Report Response

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

"For the open-file interview based on an applicant's experiences and app, I was asked many questions specific to the timeline and hours of my activities (shadowing, research). I'm not sure if my interviewer sought a more condensed presentation of my credentials or was trying to verify that what I included in my app was accurate. It may help to just have a general idea of the hours on average you shadowed and a good estimate of when you started and ended activities." Report Response

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

"In the open-file interview based on an applicant's experiences and apps, I was asked some specific questions about hours committed to activities but also to describe a time I exercised leadership, a memorable clinical experience, the most important quality of a doctor-patient relationship, and to define leadership." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"13. I was asked to give an instance where I saw something interesting in the clinic or in my research lab and did my independent research on the condition. This may have been something specific to my letter of rec." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I had seen this question in the interview feedback and had practiced it once, but in the moment got tripped up. I was asked if I deemed health care to be a right or a privilege." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Ironically, something definitely incredibly helpful was reviewing aloud and writing key points for my response to questions from SDN's interview feedback section. UW was also really great (spent the entire week prior to interviewing, reviewing it—most importantly answering by myself the scenario questions at the end of each section). Specifically for the interview based on my app and experiences, I thoroughly reflected on and reviewed multiple times the responsibilities, lessons, memorable experiences, and skills I gained in each activity. This helps with questions like describe a time a teammate was uncooperative, a time you demonstrated leadership skills, a time your actions had a ripple effect (this last one wasn't specifically asked, but I think something similar was). *For those with time and interested in seeing different kinds of scenarios, I personally enjoyed watching the YT video "A Conversation About Challenging Cases in Clinical Ethics" just because it shows how professionals would more naturally respond and the importance of considering the implications of each decision and approach. The three scenarios presented are MUCH more complex than the ones given at any interview I have ever attended!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interview was via zoom because of the pandemic, so my impressions are nearly entirely based off of the interviews. I was surprised by how casual and conversational the interview went. Before interviewing, I was intimidated by this school and secretly expected kind of snobby interviewers, but they definitely were not. Definitely an interview to prepare for (many questions) but not one made unnecessarily difficult by interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm not sure if I was too nervous to more or less objectively comment on this, but my first interviewer didn't provide me a lot of time to answer some questions and seemed to want to quicklymove on to the next question. I recommend detecting the pace of the interview early on and remembering to enthusiastically but respectfully incorporate what you want them to know about you—what makes you a competitive candidate and just generally the things you love." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have known how to more concisely/effectively in a given a short period of time respond to a question. Just because one of my interviews felt fast-paced." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

No Response

How did the tourguide seem?

No Response

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

No Response

What was your primary mode of travel?

No Response

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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