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Interviews

The interviews are just a part of an applicant's experience at the FIU HWCOM. Applicants invited for an interview have the opportunity to meet with faculty and administrators, engage with current medical students during a student-only lunch, and are given a tour of the FIU campus and Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine's facilities. By the end of the interview day, applicants can expect to have a deeper understanding of the FIU HWCOM mission, culture, facilities, unique program, and how they might see themselves becoming part of the Panther Family.

Interview Day Schedule

10:30 AM Check-in
11:00 AM Opening Session
12:00 PM Lunch with Medical Students
1:00 PM – 2:10 PM Campus Tour – Group A
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM Interview I – Group B
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Interview II – Group B
2:10 PM – 2:30 PM Financial Assistance Session – Group A
2:30 PM – 3:40 PM Campus Tour – Group B
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Interview I – Group A
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Interview II – Group A
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM Financial Aid Session – Group B
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Session

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I need to do before my interview?

    Once you schedule your interview on the HWCOM Secondary Application Portal, you should:

    • Review your application and be prepared to tell us why you are pursuing a career in medicine
    • Be sure to keep current on health care issues and medical ethics
    • Plan to be with us from 10:30 AM until approximately 5:00 PM
    • Plan to dress professional in conservative business attire; you are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for the walking campus tour
    • Plan to arrive early for the interview, allowing plenty of time to park, walk to the building, prepare and collect your thoughts, and be more relaxed
    • Relax and be yourself! We want to get to know you better and find out if we are the right fit for each other!
  • Do you need help planning your visit to the FIU HWCOM?

    Visit the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to find out what is happening in Miami!

    Suggested hotels near campus - Be sure to ask for the FIU rate.

    • Courtyard Marriott. 11275 NW 12 Street, Miami, FL. Phone: 305 994 9343 or the Central Reservations Office at 800 356 9775
    • Hilton Miami Airport. 5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL. Phone: 305 365 3800
    • Best Western Plus Miami Airport West Inn & Suites. 3875 NW 107 Avenue, Doral, FL. Phone: 305 463 7195
    • Hampton Inn & Suites Doral. 11600 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL. Phone: 305 500 9300

    Nearest airports
    Suggested airport shuttles, taxi cabs, and car rental companies

    Uber, Lyft, and Zipcar are also available in Miami.

  • What do I need to bring on interview day?

    All Applicants:

    • Directions and Campus Map
    • Download the FIU Mobile App
    • A state driver's license for identification purposes
    • One of the following documents must be presented to verify citizenship:
      • If U.S. Citizen by birth, U.S. Birth Certificate or U.S. Passport,
      • If Naturalized Citizen, Certificate of Naturalization or U.S. Passport, or
      • U.S. Permanent Resident Card or Green Card
  • What is the interview format at the FIU HWCOM?

    The FIU HWCOM uses a semi-blinded interview process, in which the interviewer has access to selected information in your application file. Each applicant has two separate one-on-one interviews lasting approximately 30 minutes each. Each interviewer submits an Interview Evaluation Form.

  • What should I do after my interview?
    • Update your admissions file through the HWCOM Secondary Application Portal; we allow for three updates throughout the cycle.
    • Connect with our Medical Student Ambassadors. They are happy to help answer your questions!
    • Send a thank you message to your interviewers via the Office of Admissions.
    • Follow us on social media!