One of our most popular programs with visitors, are our clinical experiences through the University of Miami International Medicine Institute! Out of 179 U.S. medical schools, the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller Medical School ranked 52, setting the standard for institutional excellence.
During a four-week clinical experience through this institution, AMO visitors have the opportunity to complete clinical experiences which are either hospital-based or virtual. Visitors will receive instruction from expertly trained staff and great supervising physicians. This clinical experience site is also home to a medical residency program meaning in-person visitors will have the opportunity to brush shoulders with medical residents.
Individuals seriously considering reserving a clinical experience with the University of Miami should be proactive with applying and reserving. Seats are limited and will go fast.
Applicants can choose between the following five medical specialties:
Visitors will be assigned to subspecialties upon reserving their clinical experience based on availability. Visitors bypass the traditional application process for these programs on a limited basis.
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 the University of Miami’s medical program. Individuals may also visit Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital, Sylvester Comprehensive Care Cancer Facility, and the 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.
Located off the coast of the Biscayne Bay, the 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.
Letters of Recommendation
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.
To make our clinical experiences even more accessible and affordable, we are offering virtual clinical experiences. These experiences allow participants to rotate from the comfort and safety of their own home with the use of video and audio streaming technology. These experiences can be just as engaging as those that are in-person as participants work closely with their precepting physician, medical patients, and medical trainees rotating from around the world.
Virtual experiences may also provide participants with exposure to telehealth services and how to troubleshoot common technical issues that arise during such appointments. Telehealth is the future of medicine and early exposure to such can set medical trainees up for success.
Rather than focusing solely on medical specialties, some of the University of Miami’s virtual programs concentrate on more specific areas of research or clinical learning. The following virtual experiences are currently open and accepting applications. To view the program details or submit an application, simply click on the program of interest below!
While the curriculum of the experience will vary based upon the program selected, visitors can expect virtual experiences to be either patient-focused or research-/observation-focused.
The first type of clinical experience will include patient consultations, with medical trainees actively participating in case management and discussions. The second type will be heavy on clinical knowledge with participants observing their physician.
Letters of Recommendation
Upon completing an AMO clinical experience, visitors may request a letter of recommendation from their supervising physicians. LoRs from the University of Miami’s virtual 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.
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