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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How did you get here today? This was in the context of life story." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about your research (most recent first). This led into detailed discussions integrating my research knowledge into related areas." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why MD/PhD and not MD or PhD only? What speciality are you interested in? What area of research would you like to go into? What are your career goals if you don't get into the MD/PhD program? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"In your future career as a clinician researcher, would you consider returning to the University of Florida?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What percentage of time would you devote to research, clinical work, and teaching? Explain why and whether this is feasible." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my published articles & abstracts, thesis, primary AMCAS essay, and secondary application essay. Since my focus is molecular biology, continued to keep myself up-to-date on current research developments in the area. Discussed potential questions & strategies with professors I work with currently." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The wealth of clinical experience available. UM is the second busiest teaching hospital in the United States. Research wise, I was impressed by the faculty currently on staff at UM and their focus on interdisciplinary research efforts. In addition, UM is poised to participate in the MSTP program in the near future. UM also offers societies, groups comprised of 15 students from each year of medical school, that create continuity and a support structure for its members. I think this will be especially helpful for students moving into research after their first two years of medical school and facing a return to clinicals in the future. Finally, during my tour of Jackson Memorial, we actually saw an acute trauma case come in by helicopter. That just re-affirmed the benefit of being at a hospital like Jackson Memorial in terms of available clinical experience." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The most negative part of experience was actually my medical school interview. Although my MD/PhD interviews were thoroughly enjoyable, leading into interesting research and personal discussions, my medical school interviewer seemed stand-offish and was very hard to read. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the medical school (non MD/PhD)interview was with only one person. Personally, I would have felt more comfortable having more than one person judge me." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, an excellent interview experience. Drs. Bookman, Hinkley, and Ochatt went out of their way to make the process informative and enjoyable. Everyone at Miami was infectious with their love of the program (students, faculty, staff). The day went by surprisingly quickly. Each of my interviewers gave a unique interview experience, keeping the back-to-back interview process interesting. The caliber of the faculty and the depth of their knowledge was apparent. I felt completely comfortable interacting with my interviewers and genuinely had fun! Miami has a very impressive program and remains my top choice." Report Response

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