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Interviews

The interviews are an important 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 using 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 or bring an extra pair of 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.
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