The Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

The UM Miller School of Medicine participates in AMCAS and accepts applications only from U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents. Although Florida residents are given preference, since 2001 UM has been recruiting and enrolling non-Floridians in each first year class. For more information on the application process visit http://www.miami.edu/medical-admissions and click on M.D. Program.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Richard Weisman
Application fee $75
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
December 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 4
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due by 05/15
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.72
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.4 MCAT composite score
10.9 biological
10.6 physical sciences
9.8 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology organic chemistry
biology/zoology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 7
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www6.​miami.​edu/​UMH/​CDA/​UMH_Main/​1,1770,66825-1,00.​html

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
professional counseling

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.0:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 1,456
Part-time faculty 47
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 142
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 0
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,314
Part-time faculty in clinical program 47

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $111.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 262
Principal investigators (PIs) 196
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 440

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Jackson Memorial Hospital
University of Miami Hospital
University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics/Sylvester Cancer Center
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The mission of UM is to graduate physicians with the ability and desire to improve the health of all populations by alleviating suffering and eliminating health care disparities in patient care, research, education, health care administration and the community.
For more information visit:
http://www6.miami.edu/UMH/CDA/UMH_Main/0,1770,66825-1;66827-2;66141-3,00.html

Medical School Ranking

#53 Best Research
#48 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 45
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $111.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $76.65

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 62
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 44.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.72
MCAT composite score 10.4
Acceptance rate 5.4% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.0:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 742

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 742
In-state students 70.2%
Minority students 40.6%
Underrepresented minority students 20.6%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 51.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Laura Kasperski
Financial aid phone (305) 243-6211

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $39,659
Required fees $833
Room and board $25,555
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $161,240

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 83%
Students receiving loans 75%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 38%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice radiology – diagnostic
internal medicine surgery – general
neurology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 44.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 28.3%