University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


This is the oldest and largest medical school in Florida and was established in 1952. The School of Medicine is located next to Jackson Memorial Hospital in the Civic Center area of Miami. The school has undergone considerable growth and is especially noted for its extensive research. As a result of its growth, this medical school has developed into one of the largest and most comprehensive medical centers nationwide. The school has a large full-time faculty and receives numerous research grants. The school’s affiliated hospitals provide upper-class students with excellent clinical training experiences because of their large number of admissions and the broad spectrum of cases seen.


4-year modern. First year: Designed to provide the student with a background of normal structure, function, and behavior. Basic sciences are integrated into study of organ systems. These courses include gross anatomy, cell biophysics, neuroscience, biochemistry, and systemic physiology. The latter is an interdisciplinary course dealing with structure and function of organ systems. The Community Clinical Experience runs throughout the first and second years. It provides a setting in which students acquire clinical skills through direct patient contact from the beginning of the freshman year. Second year: Initial weeks are devoted to general concepts of advanced basic sciences. A major course in mechanisms of disease emphasizes the disease processes that affect various organ systems. The transition to third-year work is prepared for by physical diagnosis. Third year: Consists of clerkship rotations through the major clinical specialties. Fourth year: Consists of electives. Students may select from a number of programs at the school and at other institutions, if approved. Students may choose from clinical (direct patient care and consultative care), academic, and research electives.

Unique Programs

Minority admissions: Applications from women and socioeconomically disadvantaged candidates are encouraged, as are those from older applicants. Other degree programs: MD-PhD program for qualified applicants with extensive prior research experience.


Required courses include minimum premedical science courses plus 2 semesters of English. Biochemistry is recommended. The school gives preference to residents. Those nonresidents who have especially attractive academic records and MCAT scores should consider applying. In addition to one’s undergraduate scholastic record and aptitude test scores, such considerations as interpersonal skills, motivation, maturity, and leadership ability are considered. Selected individuals are invited to the medical campus for an interview in order to complete the admissions process.Acceptances are sent out on a rolling admission basis until the class of about 182 is filled. Transfer and advanced standing: Not available.


Teaching: Basic sciences are taught in the Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building. Clinical teaching takes place at Jackson Memorial Hospital (1500 beds) and the VA hospital(900beds).Other:BascomPalmerEyeInstitute, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Diabetes Research Institute, Ryder Trauma (Level 1) Center, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Library: The Calder Memorial Library houses more than 180,000 volumes and more than 2100 periodicals. Housing: No student housing exists at present.

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