Jan 21, 2020
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I am interviewing for the MD program and the MD/MPH program and I was wondering if I will have to interview at both campuses or just at the main campus? Thanks!
 
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Feb 5, 2020
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Has anyone else who was supposed to hear back this week not received an alternate list email? Wonder if that means I'm not high on the waitlist.
 
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premed20172017

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Hi! Congrats to everyone who has been accepted so far! I have a few quick questions.

1) for those of you that got merit scholarships (congrats!), did they notify you in the acceptance packet, or did they contact you later?

2) for those of you with merit scholarships, what were your stats like? (I’m guessing super high?)

3) have people started to find out about diversity/need based scholarships yet? If so, how long after you submitted everything did it take them to notify you?

thanks so much!!
 
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Hi! Congrats to everyone who has been accepted so far! I have a few quick questions.

1) for those of you that got merit scholarships (congrats!), did they notify you in the acceptance packet, or did they contact you later?

2) for those of you with merit scholarships, what were your stats like? (I’m guessing super high?)

3) have people started to find out about diversity/need based scholarships yet? If so, how long after you submitted everything did it take them to notify you?

thanks so much!!
I have a merit scholarship here. I found out ~3 months after my acceptance via letter in mail. LM 75
 

pridy

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Jun 20, 2017
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UM says that they typically accept around 50 applicants off the waitlist (per MSAR). Anyone know if these are 50 applicants accepted after the final day they said out official acceptances, or if it includes those accepted off the waitlist every 2 weeks?
 
Dec 11, 2019
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UM says that they typically accept around 50 applicants off the waitlist (per MSAR). Anyone know if these are 50 applicants accepted after the final day they said out official acceptances, or if it includes those accepted off the waitlist every 2 weeks?
I'd say they mean after the final day because 20 accepted every 2 weeks adds up to way more than 50 even after taking into account people who get in on their first possible acceptance day.
 
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Dec 4, 2018
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Hi! Congrats to everyone who has been accepted so far! I have a few quick questions.

1) for those of you that got merit scholarships (congrats!), did they notify you in the acceptance packet, or did they contact you later?

2) for those of you with merit scholarships, what were your stats like? (I’m guessing super high?)

3) have people started to find out about diversity/need based scholarships yet? If so, how long after you submitted everything did it take them to notify you?

thanks so much!!
I got a nice merit scholarship and my MCAT is slightly above their average, but my GPA is between their 10th and 25th percentile (after post bacc classes)... I think they really liked my extracurriculars/story though! (I’m ORM before anyone asks)
 
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I was initially an MSTP applicant and my status remained as “your application has been reviewed. At this time, no final decision has been made on your application.” Finally, I e-mailed the director at the recommendation of a few professors from UM that I had as an undergrad. The director informed me that I had not been selected for an interview and that if I wanted to be considered for MD only that I needed to inform the admissions office. I did, and my application has been scored for about a week now. Does anyone have an idea if there will be further invitations sent out for interviews? Also, I feel awfully mislead because the MSTP website specifically states that applicants will be reviewed by both the MD and MD-PhD committee, but I didn’t learn this is not the case until a few weeks ago when I received correspondence from the program director. Anyone out there in the same position or have any input on the matter based on their own experience?
 
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premed20172017

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I loathe the time I spend commuting. Was your commute an hour each way from Coral Gables or West Kendall?


During my interview, I met two first years who told me they were each paying $1700/mo for a single bedroom in Brickell/Downtown o_O It seemed to me that the majority of the students lived in Brickell and many of them touted proximity to classmates as one of its greatest advantages. I'm leaning toward finding a place in Brickell just for the proximity to classmates and the school to minimize commute to the school. Would you say $1k/mo is reasonable for a room in a 3bd/2ba in Brickell?

The hour commute is West Kendall, though depending on the time of day, it can be the same amount of time for Coral Gables. Gotta love the Miami traffic.
 

Honda_civic96

MD 1: 24 | 2: 22 | II: 7 | A: 5 | WL; 1
Mar 3, 2020
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Hey all, given step 1 being pass fail and prestige of school meaning a bit more than before, how does Miller compare nationally in terms of prestige? Having a hard time with this as its not really a quantifiable metric. but was wondering if anyone had thoughts on this!
 

SleazySalesMed

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Nov 17, 2018
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Hey all, given step 1 being pass fail and prestige of school meaning a bit more than before, how does Miller compare nationally in terms of prestige? Having a hard time with this as its not really a quantifiable metric. but was wondering if anyone had thoughts on this!
It's a solid mid-tier. I'm not sure what you're looking to hear otherwise lol. Though if you're looking to match Optho for instance, and get a solid LoR from Palmer's, you're probably going to be able to punch above your weight easily nationwide. I don't know how achievable that is, but It's interesting. Miami is also highly regarded in the plastics community as well
 
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premed20172017

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Hey all, given step 1 being pass fail and prestige of school meaning a bit more than before, how does Miller compare nationally in terms of prestige? Having a hard time with this as its not really a quantifiable metric. but was wondering if anyone had thoughts on this!
I’ve spoken with people about this and it seems like Miami won’t be a limiting factor. Plus, they’re just going to put more weight on step 2.
 
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Hey all, given step 1 being pass fail and prestige of school meaning a bit more than before, how does Miller compare nationally in terms of prestige? Having a hard time with this as its not really a quantifiable metric. but was wondering if anyone had thoughts on this!
feeling the same way. I love Miami and was planning on choosing school regardless of prestige, but am now worried due to the step 1 news. I'm looking to match into derm. I know Miami is known for derm but I do have a chance to go to a T20. feeling conflicted
 
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feeling the same way. I love Miami and was planning on choosing school regardless of prestige, but am now worried due to the step 1 news. I'm looking to match into derm. I know Miami is known for derm but I do have a chance to go to a T20. feeling conflicted
You will have no problem matching derm regardless of Step changes in Miami; they have a good program for that here. Go where you’ll be happier/where you get most money
 
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feeling the same way. I love Miami and was planning on choosing school regardless of prestige, but am now worried due to the step 1 news. I'm looking to match into derm. I know Miami is known for derm but I do have a chance to go to a T20. feeling conflicted
If the cost difference isn't significant, the location isn't miserable (looking at you, Mayo MN), and you have nothing major holding you there (Ex. wife/husband is pursuing a PhD at -Insert Man's Most Formidable School-) take the T20 offer.
 
Dec 11, 2019
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Hey all, given step 1 being pass fail and prestige of school meaning a bit more than before, how does Miller compare nationally in terms of prestige? Having a hard time with this as its not really a quantifiable metric. but was wondering if anyone had thoughts on this!
I had an ortho surgeon and a plastic surgeon tell me that it was the best school in Florida. One of them said there were only around 10 hospitals in the US where you could get similar training to Jackson Memorial.
 
Nov 14, 2019
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feeling the same way. I love Miami and was planning on choosing school regardless of prestige, but am now worried due to the step 1 news. I'm looking to match into derm. I know Miami is known for derm but I do have a chance to go to a T20. feeling conflicted
Miller is a super solid mid tier school. If you put in the work you can go to any program in any specialty. If there’s no non-academic reasons for you to go to Miami then go to the T20. But if you really wanna live in Miami or have an SO here you can come to Miller knowing you’re not at any disadvantage. Also keep in mind any merit aid/financial aid and that will also guide your decision


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Apr 6, 2019
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Hey guys. Has anyone else not gotten their CaneLink info after being accepted? I was accepted 3 weeks ago and confirmed my spot, but I haven’t gotten any emails about CaneLink. I did get the official offer letter in the mail. Is this delay normal or do you think I need to contact admissions?
 
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SleazySalesMed

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Nov 17, 2018
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Hey guys. Has anyone else not gotten their CaneLink info after being accepted? I was accepted 3 weeks ago and confirmed my spot, but I haven’t gotten any emails about CaneLink. I did get the official offer letter in the mail. Is this delay normal or do you think I need to contact admissions?
I got accepted in November, my Cain link email came in mi-January. Relax, these schools ain't worried about you until CTE
 
Dec 11, 2019
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Hey guys. Has anyone else not gotten their CaneLink info after being accepted? I was accepted 3 weeks ago and confirmed my spot, but I haven’t gotten any emails about CaneLink. I did get the official offer letter in the mail. Is this delay normal or do you think I need to contact admissions?
I haven't even gotten the official letter in the mail. Does it have anything important? Or does it just re state that you're accepted?
 

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I got accepted in November, my Cain link email came in mi-January. Relax, these schools ain't worried about you until CTE
I got it tonight, but I haven’t gotten the packet in the mail or been added to the FB group. I was able to accept my spot and pay the deposit on CaneLink.
 

Honda_civic96

MD 1: 24 | 2: 22 | II: 7 | A: 5 | WL; 1
Mar 3, 2020
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I haven't even gotten the official letter in the mail. Does it have anything important? Or does it just re state that you're accepted?
It contains a copy of your acceptance letter as well as some information regarding disability resources if I remember correctly
 
Oct 22, 2019
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I have a question for current students. Since most lectures are recorded, around how many hours a week are you required to be on campus?
 
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