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Can any current md mph students explain the move to palm beach county a littler better? Do we not have the opportunity to train at Jackson memorial anymore ? That is such a good hospital and I would hate to lose a chance to train there
Not a current student but was accepted a while back. Basically your 3rd year you have to do it in West Palm but your 4th year you can choose whether to stay in west palm or come back and train at the UHealth system. You only have to do 1 mandatory public health rotation for 4th year in west palm at the beginning of the year (I believe they said it was 3 weeks) and then you can choose whether to stay or go back to MIA
 
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Just got in with a 10k scholarship!! I’m so happy y’all my dream school
Congrats! If you don't mind me asking, was the scholarship merit or need-based? Also were you accepted to MD or MD/MPH program? Holding out hope that theres still scholarships going out!
 
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Officially accepted with a 30% scholarship!
Congrats! If you don't mind me asking, was the scholarship merit or need-based? Also were you accepted to MD or MD/MPH program? Holding out hope that theres still scholarships going out!
 

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Congrats! If you don't mind me asking, was the scholarship merit or need-based? Also were you accepted to MD or MD/MPH program? Holding out hope that theres still scholarships going out!
I am MD and it was a combo of merit and diversity actually! Dean Weisman said we should be getting money back since people dropped but you can email him and ask if you got approved for a scholarship. I asked him to match mine and I got a scholarship letter two days later.
 
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I am MD and it was a combo of merit and diversity actually! Dean Weisman said we should be getting money back since people dropped but you can email him and ask if you got approved for a scholarship. I asked him to match mine and I got a scholarship letter two days later.
Thank you! I just PM'ed you!
 
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How can i join the Miller School of Medicine Facebook group? I recently got accepted into the MD/MPH program and I wish to talk to students who are currently in the program
 

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Facebook group how to!
Email one of these two people and add them on Facebook then they can add you to the group!

Tyler Herrington
[email protected]

Or

Lindsay Remer
[email protected]
Maybe im overreacting, but do you think its safe to publish their school emails on SDN without their permission? They send emails to accepted students anyways with the FB invite.
 
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Can any current md mph students explain the move to palm beach county a littler better? Do we not have the opportunity to train at Jackson memorial anymore ? That is such a good hospital and I would hate to lose a chance to train there
So you have to do internal med, surgery, family, psych, peds, and obgyn in palm beach/broward county during 3rd year. During 4th year, you're required to do emergency, neuro, and 2 weeks of public health up north as well. Many people move back to Miami during 4th year and tough out the commute for the requireds during 4th year or they try to crash with 3rds years or swap homes for a couple weeks if there are any 4th years who decided to stay up north.

The honest truth is that while Jackson is great, my understanding is that you're not given the same autonomy and teaching that you get up north. Not to say that you won't get a good training at Jackson bc that would be completely not true but up north, you work more closely with attendings in some places and there are less student learners that you're fighting to get procedures from.

I'd say moving up north really helped me learn the bread and butter medicine. You can't diagnose a zebra without reliably knowing what a horse looks like. When you go back down during 4th year, it'll make the experience richer.

But again, I may be biased. Would love to hear from the MDs as I could be wrong but I don't regret it. I've heard things down south can get a little cut-throat.

Either way, students from both programs leave Miller very well-prepared for residency.

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@mflf you can also PM. Rising senior in the dual degree
 
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So you have to do internal med, surgery, family, psych, peds, and obgyn in palm beach/broward county during 3rd year. During 4th year, you're required to do emergency, neuro, and 2 weeks of public health up north as well. Many people move back to Miami during 4th year and tough out the commute for the requireds during 4th year or they try to crash with 3rds years or swap homes for a couple weeks if there are any 4th years who decided to stay up north.

The honest truth is that while Jackson is great, my understanding is that you're not given the same autonomy and teaching that you get up north. Not to say that you won't get a good training at Jackson bc that would be completely not true but up north, you work more closely with attendings in some places and there are less student learners that you're fighting to get procedures from.

I'd say moving up north really helped me learn the bread and butter medicine. You can't diagnose a zebra without reliably knowing what a horse looks like. When you go back down during 4th year, it'll make the experience richer.

But again, I may be biased. Would love to hear from the MDs as I could be wrong but I don't regret it. I've heard things down south can get a little cut-throat.

Either way, students from both programs leave Miller very well-prepared for residency.

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@mflf you can also PM. Rising senior in the dual degree
You don’t think that going up north lowers the level of intense cases you see ? Just curious bc I heard that somewhere
 
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So you have to do internal med, surgery, family, psych, peds, and obgyn in palm beach/broward county during 3rd year. During 4th year, you're required to do emergency, neuro, and 2 weeks of public health up north as well. Many people move back to Miami during 4th year and tough out the commute for the requireds during 4th year or they try to crash with 3rds years or swap homes for a couple weeks if there are any 4th years who decided to stay up north.

The honest truth is that while Jackson is great, my understanding is that you're not given the same autonomy and teaching that you get up north. Not to say that you won't get a good training at Jackson bc that would be completely not true but up north, you work more closely with attendings in some places and there are less student learners that you're fighting to get procedures from.

I'd say moving up north really helped me learn the bread and butter medicine. You can't diagnose a zebra without reliably knowing what a horse looks like. When you go back down during 4th year, it'll make the experience richer.

But again, I may be biased. Would love to hear from the MDs as I could be wrong but I don't regret it. I've heard things down south can get a little cut-throat.

Either way, students from both programs leave Miller very well-prepared for residency.

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@mflf you can also PM. Rising senior in the dual degree
Also just curious do they have living arranged for you since it’s far away from the campus
 

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You don’t think that going up north lowers the level of intense cases you see ? Just curious bc I heard that somewhere
Intense cases in terms of what? Because we're so far north, you'll see some amazing pathology. The super-duper rare stuff will in fact go down to Miami many times but you have another year to move down and see that stuff. I personally just don't see the point when you're still trying to learn the basics anyway and likely won't remember it well enough other than to say you saw it briefly. Now that I've been doing this for 3 years, I've learned that it' just not helpful. Cool? Sure. But it makes up less than 1% of what you'll continuously see in practice.

Also just curious do they have living arranged for you since it’s far away from the campus
And they do not have living arranged just as they don't have living arranged on the main campus but the upperclassmen are good about communicating with the sophomores about the process.
 
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who is still waiting with a response from the dean about your chances ?

did anyone follow up with him?
 
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who is still waiting with a response from the dean about your chances ?

did anyone follow up with him?
Yea, I emailed last week and got "pretty good", although nothing after that. I am tempted to ask again since I also got off another waitlsit recently.
 
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I was waiting on someone to beam back down to earth lol
Yea, I just figured he would be honest. According to the other posters and past threads, he seems to be honest in saying that you should find other option or straight up telling you that they don't expect waitlist movement. Idk I guess, all we can do is wait and see.
 
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He told me "We will know much more after next Wednesday how many we will be accepting from the alternate list." which I'm taking as not great but also not terrible. But like he said, just gotta wait and see.
 
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He told me "We will know much more after next Wednesday how many we will be accepting from the alternate list." which I'm taking as not great but also not terrible. But like he said, just gotta wait and see.
when did he say this to you if you dont mind me asking
 

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so youre saying he wasnt being genuine?

i saw on other threads he used to advise people that their chances werent good. so idk if he stopped doing that then
Not saying he's not genuine but when you have tens, if not hundreds of people emailing you on a regular basis, who has time to go back and look at each specific application and where they are in the grand scheme of the process. It's very well possible that in a general sense, most people fair well enough and are basically all in the same pool of probability.

I just don't think it's realistic to ask where you stand and expect the response to be super personalized - again, no one on adcom is paid to strictly be on adcom. Theses folks have many other obligations. I suppose it doesn't hurt but I'd plan for the worst and let the process play itself out.

As a non-traditional student, believe me, I understand the anxiety.
 
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I emailed about two weeks ago, and dean said I had a pretty good chance/will know closer to April 30th. My question is would it be too much to email again to ask since I still haven’t heard back...?
 
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Can I accept my position in the MD/MPH program without committing? I would just have to commit by May 13th right?
 

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Current M1, if anyone has any questions about either program feel free to PM me :)

Well a check-mark appeared on my secondary portal after a few days of ordering it. The secondary portal has a bunch of pre-matriculating steps already so that's how I saw it
The school is lax about these requirements and will let you work on them the first several weeks after the semester begins, but I'd start ticking them off as soon as you can, particularly the vaccinations (some boosters have a multi week schedule)
 

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How much mandatory attendance and PBL has Miller historically had?
Historically, PBL is ~3x/week, year-round for MD/MPH, years 1 and 2. MD typically only like 1 week of pbl in between 6/7/8 week modules. Withthe new change to curriculum that's supposed to take effect for c/o 2023, who knows what's going to happen lol.
 
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Does anyone know the last day we have to commit and withdraw from other waitlists for Miami?
More specifically does anyone know the last day we have to commit and withdraw from other waitlists for MD/MPH at Miami?
 
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Where did you get that info? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
Someone posted it (might be a few pages back) and OP got the info by emailing Dr. Weisman. I know for sure that Miller requires we commit 6 weeks before the first day of classes (says on MSAR and somewhere on the school website)