One of our most popular programs with visitors, clinical experiences through the University of Miami’s International Medicine Institute come at a great value. Out of 179 U.S. medical schools, University of Miami’s Leonard M. Miller Medical School ranked 52. Visitors have the opportunity to complete an entirely hospital-based clinical experience in a warm location with great supervising physicians and staff members. Unlike many of AMO experiences, which are held every month of the year, University of Miami experiences are more sporadic. Individuals who are seriously considering reserving a clinical experience with University of Miami should be proactive with applying and reserving as the seats and months are limited and go fast!  

Medical Specialties 

Applicants can choose between the following five medical specialties:  


Visitor are assigned to subspecialties upon reserving their clinical experience based on availability. Visitors bypass the traditional application process for these programs on a limited basis. 

University Letterhead LoR 

Upon completing an AMO clinical experience, visitors may request a letter of recommendation from their supervising physicians. LoRs for University of Miami experiences are on university letterhead. Although letterhead can be an important aspect of an LoR, the content is equally important. Visitors should maintain a professional demeanor, be timely, and show interest in the clinical experience to increase their chances of receiving a letter with strong content.  

Hospital-Based Experience 

Visitors spend the duration of their clinical experience in the hospital setting, which provides visitors with a comprehensive look at the U.S. healthcare system.  

The location for the clinical experience is Jackson Memorial Hospital, the main teaching facility for University of Miami’s medical program. Individuals may also visit Miami Veterans Affair Hospital, Sylvester Comprehensive Care Cancer Facility, and University of Miami Hospital. Visits to these secondary sites are dependent upon patient load and the schedule of the physician. Additional clinical research facilities are provided on and off campus. 

These clinical experiences help visitors become familiar with determining a broad range of disease states and patient populations.  

Coastal Location 

Located off the coast of the Biscayne Bay, University of Miami and the surrounding area provide visitors a great setting to enjoy time off from the clinical experience. Students will spend at least 20 hours a week in the hospital setting with the remainder of time free to enjoy the favorable weather, beaches, and tourist attractions.  

Miami has something for everyone. For those interested in shopping and nightlife, the city’s active downtown is a great hangout. For a calmer weekend close to nature, visitors can check out the everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east.   

Check out our post featuring 10 popular attractions here for more ideas on how to spend your free time in the sunshine state.   

Are you interested in applying for a rotation at University of Miami? To view and apply to these offerings and more, create an account with AMO today!