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Miami HPM Decision

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Replies to: Miami HPM Decision

  • Spidey1588Spidey1588 Registered User Posts: 190 Junior Member
    I love Miami, its opportunities. I would go without a doubt.
  • imaginationpowerimaginationpower Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    I didn't get accepted, just got the e-mail today. How about you guys?
  • tennischamp822tennischamp822 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
    Rejected as well
  • LuckMC11LuckMC11 Registered User Posts: 807 Member
    ditto to that
  • Swimmer23Swimmer23 Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    could you guys post ur stats?
  • imaginationpowerimaginationpower Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    no but you can search them. I'm sure most of us have posted them before.
  • Spidey1588Spidey1588 Registered User Posts: 190 Junior Member
    I got in. I applied to seven, and I only got into this one.
  • jerzgrlmomjerzgrlmom Registered User Posts: 1,245 Senior Member
    you only need one, if it's the right school for you
  • bigreddawgiebigreddawgie Registered User Posts: 2,161 Senior Member
    rejected not too sad cuz i really disliked their undergrad campus.
  • PreMedStudent12PreMedStudent12 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    i was accepted into the program, but i am debating between Miami's HPM program and going to Johns Hopkins and doing the traditional pre-med route. any advice?? i'm more than happy to talk to anyone who is facing a similar decision.
  • Spidey1588Spidey1588 Registered User Posts: 190 Junior Member
    I am debating between HPM and UCLA. UCLA is known much more for its academics, research opportunities, social life, and sports. However, I know that UM has no dearth of these. Confused....At least I know that I like UM from what I saw.
  • tennischamp822tennischamp822 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
    PreMedStudent12 and Spidey1588: Did you two get the Singer Scholarship?

    The only problem I saw with the HPM program is that you are doing everything necessary to get into a Med School anyways...3.7 GPA, 28 MCAT, medical related activities every semester, filling out the AMCAS app and getting LORs...so it is really more of a conditional acceptance contigent on you meeting the criteria

    Also, if you want to double major or major in something difficult like Biomedical Engineering, you will have to work extra hard (just like regular premeds) to maintain a 3.7 or A- avg in college. If you major in something easy to get the 3.7, you might not be prepared to work in med school and get the top residencies (if that is of any concern to you)

    Miami is a great city with many offerings, but it is easy to get distracted and get kicked out of this program. However, if you really like UM and the Miller School of Medicine, then this program can't be beat. Good luck to both of you!
  • ivybound1010ivybound1010 Registered User Posts: 485 Member
    i hear the girls are amazing - you might laugh but thats really important to have

    3.7 gpa is high though, pretty high
    thats the only deterring factor

    I feel tho youd be crazy not to enjoy living in Miami for 6 years
    I wish I applied there
  • inthemoneyinthemoney Registered User Posts: 134 Junior Member
    I was accepted as well. Also, you can keep a 3.5 GPA, and get a 26 on the MCAT and move to Miller after 4 years. I agree though, having to fill out an application seems some what stupid.
  • Spidey1588Spidey1588 Registered User Posts: 190 Junior Member
    I want to go the four-year route, just so I can take more classes for "fun." Do you think that getting 3.5 (or a 3.7 for that matter) is that hard if someone was accepted into the program? The admissions people must be sure that we can maintain the grades, right?
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