Can I get an application by writing directly to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine?
No. You must initiate the application process by filling out and submitting an AMCAS (American medical College Application Service) application on line. Go to the AMCAS web site for more information.
I heard that the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is increasing the number of students it accepts from states other than Florida. Is that true?
Yes. This change from reflects the growing national prominence of the Miller School of medicine and our goal of becoming a truly national medical school. Currently, there is no limit on the number of out-of-state students accepted.
I thought the Miller School of Medicine had an early decision program but I can not find any mention of it on your web site. Do you have an EDP?
No, we discontinued our early decision program several years ago.
Does the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine accept international students?
No. Applicants must be US citizens or unconditional permanent residents of the US with an alien registration receipt (green) card in their possession when they fill out the AMCAS application.
My application for permanent residency has been approved but my immigration lawyer has informed me that I will not get my green card for several months. Can I still apply?
No. You must have your green card in your possession at the time you fill out the AMCAS application.
What is the best source of information about applying to medical schools?
That is an easy question. Get a copy of Medical School Admissions Requirements published by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges). To order a copy on line, click here. Alternatively, you may find this book in your university bookstore or at a commercial bookseller such as Barnes & Noble. The MSAR is the only guide fully authorized by all medical schools and contains the most accurate up-to-date information of any book about medical schools. It contains information about every accredited allopathic medical school in the US and Canada, including how their individual application processes work, even their selection factors. This book is required reading if you are a serious applicant for medical school.
They told me that I would have to learn Spanish to go to medical school in Miami. Is that true? English is the primary language although you will have an opportunity to learn or practice your Spanish.