Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Qualifications

All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States and hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Florida residency is not required for admission to the MSTP. Competitive applicants usually have a minimum cumulative undergraduate science GPA of 3.4 and a MCAT score in the 87th percentile or greater. Applicants must fulfill the academic requirements of the University of Miami Miller, School of Medicine. Candidates must provide tangible evidence of a commitment to biomedical research, substantial laboratory or other relevant research experience and scientific talent.

Commitment to Diversity

The Miller School of Medicine is committed to fostering diversity. Diversity enriches the medical environment by building mutual respect and teamwork to prepare students, faculty members and staff for citizenship in an increasingly complex society. It strengthens the environment by providing opportunities for communication between people of varied backgrounds, promoting personal growth and a healthy community by encouraging critical thinking and challenging preconceptions. Furthermore, as a diverse community, the school is better prepared to face the challenges of the future, in advancing medical knowledge with research, and in dealing with the clinical needs of our society.

To advance a learning and working environment in which each student, faculty member, employee and trainee is encouraged and empowered to reach his or her fullest potential regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, or political background. To develop a healthcare workplace that will fulfill our commitment to caring for a diverse, local and international community.

Disability Services

The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and the Medical Scientist Training Program believes in the inclusion of all individuals and encourage those with diverse backgrounds or disabilities to apply. UMMSM follows technical standards for medical training in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Medical education requires that the accumulation of scientific knowledge be accompanied by simultaneous acquisition of skills and professional attitudes and behaviors needed for the practice of medicine in a variety of clinical situations. Technological compensation can be made for some disabilities in certain areas, but a candidate should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner. With these guiding principles for medical training, we welcome applications from individuals with disabilities. Each applicant is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) is the primary university office responsible for the coordination of auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities. ODS provides academic accommodations and support to ensure that students with disabilities are able to access and participate in the opportunities available at the University of Miami. Individuals with disabilities must request academic accommodations through the ODS. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and are based on the documentation provided by the individual. ODS staff will work collaboratively with students to determine what academic adjustments and educational auxiliary aids are reasonable to ensure that students with disabilities are not subject to discrimination. In this regard, documentation is reviewed and accommodations are assigned in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008.