General Information

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine enrolls approximately 198 students each year. One-hundred and fifty will be in the MD program and 48 in the 4-year, combined degree, MD-MPH Program. It has been a long-standing policy of the School of Medicine to admit students with diverse backgrounds. Therefore, qualified non-traditional students, women, socio-economically disadvantaged students, and minorities underrepresented in medicine, are especially encouraged to apply.

U.S. Citizenship

All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States with an alien registration receipt (green) card in their possession at the time they complete the AMCAS application. Applicants who apply as permanent residents will be required to submit a photocopy of their alien registration receipt card.

Florida Residents

Since the School of Medicine is no longer subsidized by the State of Florida, Florida residents are not given preference in admissions decisions. For tuition purposes, a Florida resident is one whose parents or guardians (or the applicant, if independent) have established legal residence in, and resided permanently in, the State of Florida for twelve consecutive months immediately prior to the first day of classes. Applicants can not claim Florida residency simply on the fact that they lived in Florida coincident with attending a college or university. To receive initial consideration as a Florida resident, applicants must declare Florida as their state of residence on their AMCAS application. Exceptions to this requirement will not be granted.

Residents of Other States

The Miller School of Medicine has made a significant commitment to enroll more students from outside the state of Florida. This departure from previous policy reflects the growing national prominence of the School of Medicine and the national and international reputation of our clinical facilities and specialty centers, and our outstanding research programs.

Financial Assistance Information

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is a private medical school. It has been a priority of the medical school to keep the tuition and fees very reasonable. Please visit our Financial Assistance Website.

Additional Information

For additional information, write, call, or send an email message to:

Office of Admissions (R-159)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
PO Box 016159
Miami, FL 33101
(305)-243-3234
(305)-243-6548 (FAX)
med.admissions@miami.edu

Curriculum Requirements

The NextGenMD curriculum is divided into 3 phases:

Phase 1 is grounded in the foundational and translational sciences that are taught and learned in a case-based format that incorporates laboratory and clinical science, health systems science, social determinants of health, core clinical skills, and professionalism. Phase 1 is completed over 14 months, inclusive of 2 months of summer capstone work. Phase 1a is 4 weeks and largely under the Medicine as a Profession longitudinal theme (see later). Phase 1b is 12 weeks and is comprised of foundational, translational, and health systems sciences taught in the context of the healthy patient. Phase 1C is 30 weeks and incorporates foundational, translational, and health systems sciences taught in a symptom-based format.

Phase 2 consists of integrated clinical clerkships, where continued themes of foundational, translational, and health systems sciences are embedded within clerkships; this provides students ample experience to plan their future areas of concentration. Phase 2 is completed over 12 months and begins with an introductory bootcamp to the clerkship curriculum that covers core content areas: defining the medical student role, interprofessional teamwork, basic procedural skills, basic documentation skills, self-directed learning techniques, and how to be an effective learner in the clinical setting. Additionally, the bootcamp covers content that this reinforced throughout the entire phase including social determinants of health, patient safety, leadership and health advocacy, wellness promotion, and quality improvement. Phase 2 is divided into four, 12-week integrated clerkships:

All clerkships begin with an introductory week of interprofessional simulation exercises between medical, nursing, and other health professions students at sites including the Simulation Hospital at our School of Nursing and Health Studies. Basic science content is delivered using multiple modalities including online learning and interactive large group sessions, in addition to case-based collaborative learning that occurs in the introductory week and continues weekly during each clerkship block.

Between Phases 2 and 3, students are provided dedicated time to prepare for and take USMLE Steps 1 and 2CK.

Phase 3 occurs over 17 months and allows all students to develop a personalized pathway of excellence in a specialized area of interest, including scholarly work, dual-degree pursuits, or an early transition to residency. All students are required to select a pathway of emphasis for their scholarly work, or obtain a dual degree from a selection of existing 4-6-year dual degrees in addition to new 4-year dual degrees being developed. A select group of students who meet defined competencies can enter residency early after 3 years. The accelerated pathway to residency will be available to no more than 10% of the class and includes residency programs within our institutions.

Phase 1: Pre-Clerkship52
Introduction to the Medical Profession
Biomedical Principles of Health I
Biomedical Principles of Health II
Medicine as a Profession 1
Medicine as a Profession 2
Medicine as a Profession 3
Symptoms, Signs, and Disease 1
Symptoms, Signs, and Disease 2
Symptoms, Signs, and Disease 3
Symptoms, Signs, and Disease 4
Symptoms, Signs, and Disease 5
Symptoms, Signs, and Disease 6
Scholarly Concentration I
Scholarly Concentration II
Scholarly Concentration III
Phase 2: Integrated Clerkships52
Transition to Clerkship (New Course TBD)
Practice of Medicine (New Course TBD)
From ER to OR (New Course TBD)
Mind, Matter, and Medicine (New Course TBD)
Health through the Lifespan (New Course TBD)
Medicine as a Profession - Clerkships I (New Course TBD)
Medicine as a Profession - Clerkships II (New Course TBD)
Medicine as a Profession - Clerkships III (New Course TBD)
Phase 3: Advanced 1, 240
Introductory Boot Camp
Subinternship
Selectives (Required)
Electives
Scholarly Concentration
Medicine as a Profession IV (New Course TBD)
Transition to Residency
Total Credit Hours144

Electives/ Sub- Internships in Medicine

MDR 819Family Medicine Sub-I4
MDR 847JMH Medicine Sub-I4
MDR 852Neurosurgery Sub-I4
MDR 856Gynecologic Oncology Sub-I4
MDR 857Maternal Fetal Medicine Sub-I4
MDR 863Orthopedic Trauma Sub-I4
MDR 875Otolaryngology Sub-I4
MDR 892Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Sub-I4
MDR 897Pediatrics Sub-I4
MDR 917Burn Unit Sub-I4
MDR 919Cardiothoracic Surgery Sub-I4
MDR 920General Surgery EI Sub-I4
MDR 921General Surgery EII Sub-I4
MDR 922General Surgery EIII Sub-I4
MDR 927Pediatric Surgery Sub-I4
MDR 937Urology Sub-I4
MDR 941HCH Cardiothoracic Surgery Sub-I4
MDR 943General Surgery E IV Sub-I4
MDR 944MIA VAMC General Surgery Sub-I4
MDR 958UMH Medicine Sub-I4
MDR 959JFK Medicine Sub-I4
MDR 961MIA VAMC Medicine Sub-I4
MDR 1028HCH Medicine Sub-I4
MDR 1029Plastic Surgery SUB-I4

Plan of Study

Mission

The NextGenMD curriculum strives to empower learners to transform lives and inspire learners to serve the global community.The curriculum will produce transformational leaders who will shape the future of medicine, direct health systems, and champion discovery and its translation into clinical interventions.

Goals

The NextGenMD curriculum emphasizes:

·Active, case-based, collaborative learning with early clinical experiences

·Integration of basic sciences, clinical medicine, and health system sciences throughout all phases of the curriculum

·Personalized areas of scholarly concentration including options for a 4-year dual degree or an accelerated transition to residency

·Opportunities to study social and cultural determinants of health in South Florida to address health disparities 

Graduates of the program will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes/behaviors in four core domains: 1) Professionalism and Interpersonal Skills; 2) Health Systems Sciences; 3) Biomedical Knowledge and Clinical Care; and 4) Practice Based Learning

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate master of biomedical knowledge (i.e.. anatomy, biochemistry, immunology, etc.) required to practice clinical medicine.
  • Students will demonstrate clinical skills proficiency, such as performing a complete physical examination. Student competency in performing a physical examination and in clinical skills is evaluated by student performance on end of year 1 and 2 competency exercises.
  • Students will demonstrate application of knowledge and skills to clinical decision-making and the practice of medicine, including formulating differential diagnoses, and a diagnostic and therapeutic plan. Student competency in organizing clinical data, synthesizing clinical information and formulating management plans is demonstrated by performance on the United States Medical Licensing Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination.