University of Miami, School of Medicine Admission
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The University of Miami is a rather large, private institution located in the appropriately titled city of Miami, Florida, and has a combined graduate and undergraduate population of over 15,000 students. The university's School of Medicine, however, is significantly smaller, and is home to about 570 graduate medical students. The average age of enrollment is around 22, and it is not unusual for students to enter the school directly from their undergraduate education. The school is perhaps best known for its terrific research facilities and programs, as well as for its emphasis on the biomedical sciences. Aside from the basic MD degree, the school also offers joint degrees in the MD/BS, and the MD/PhD in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology, molecular, cell, and developmental biology, microbiology and immunology, molecular and cellular pharmacology, neuroscience, as well as physiology and biophysics.
Admission to the University of Miami's School of Medicine is extremely competitive among the many students who apply; last year, over 2,620 students applied for admission to the school, and approximately 270 of those students were accepted. Eventually however, only about 140 of the admitted students actually enrolled for the coming semester. The admitted students had average MCAT scores of about 10.0 in Biology, 9.6 in Physics, and 9.4 in Verbal, as well as an average undergraduate GPA of about a 3.7. Students are notified of their admissions status on a rolling basis, and there is currently no early application program in place.
The university's School of Medicine has about 1,075 faculty members, all of whom come from relatively diverse medical and academic backgrounds. The school also boasts a very manageable student to faculty ratio of about 2:1, and the small classes allow for plenty of discussion and interaction between students and their professors.
Graduates of the School of Medicine often go on to be accepted to some of the most prestigious and competitive residency programs in the nation, and most frequently specialize in the areas of primary care, family medicine, ob/gyn, orthopedics, general surgery, neuroscience, psychiatry, as well as pathology.
Students are required to complete extensive clinical training including 1 week of introduction to medicine, 8 weeks of surgery, 1 week of radiology, 8 weeks of medicine, 8 weeks of primary care, 6 weeks of ob/gyn, 6 weeks of psychiatry, 6 weeks of pediatrics, 4 weeks of family medicine, 2 weeks of geriatrics, as well as 4 weeks of neurology. Students complete their clinical training at affiliated facilities including Jackson Memorial Hospital, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bascom Palmer Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ryder Trauma Center, Diabetes Research Institute, as well as the Mailman Center for Child Development.
"The clinical programs are amazing, and you leave feeling very prepared for your residency."
"The faculty is incredible; it's quite obvious they care about the school and their students."
"The administration is actually very easy to talk to, and they truly care about the well-being of their students."
"Tuition is very high, and it keeps getting higher and higher with each passing year."
"There is never enough on campus housing available. It's kind of a pain."
"There is some competition between students, and it can be fairly unpleasant."
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