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"They just started their new adapted-MMI format this year (2018), so I can't say the specific questions that were asked. But one was a completely out of the blue question and the other two were ethical. Then it was a "group project" for the last part."
"What was your worst subject in undergraduate school?"
"Tell me a little about yourself"
"Challenges associated with a leadership position."
"They only had access to my secondary application and they asked me about a few specific things I had mentioned."
"Why do you want to practice osteopathic medicine?"
"Explain a time when you experienced failure?"
"Why medicine? Why DO? Why KCU?"
"How were you introduced to osteopathy?"
"How do you plan on integrating prevention techniques in underserved areas? (I had talked a lot about preventative medicine)"
"Why DO? Why KCUMB?"
"What worries you the most about starting medical school?"
"How did you prepare for your MCAT?"
"Why this school? This was the only question I was asked."
"Why [insert country where I studied abroad]?"
"several ethical questions"
"What makes you unique?"
"Why do you want to climb Mt Everest? (application specific obviously) They followed by "Oh you should read this book and that book!" Awesome guys."
"Why do you want to be a doctor, DO, go to KCUMB?"
"There was an ethics question, the rest were about my file."
"How has your previous career prepared you to be a doctor?"
"List three current ethical issues within the medical profession."
"What would you tell a mother of a withdrawal baby?"
"about my experiences shadowing."
"What was your favorite subject in college?"
"Tell me about how you think (my current job) will help you become a better doctor?"
"Name an ethical issue in health care and discuss."
"Asked about my hobbies/interests (the unique ones that stood out on my application) to make for friendly conversation."
"Why do you want to be a doctor and why D.O.?"
"You seem to do so many extra-curriculars on top of school work. How do you balance it all?"
"How would you control health care costs?"
"What lead you to medicine. Why DO? Why KCUMB?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why KCUMB?"
"Pick a issue facing medicine, present the two opposing argumentsm pick a side you agree with most and explain why."
"Why Medicine/Osteopathic Med. / KCUMB?"
"What role does prevention play in medicine?"
"Who will your support group be?"
"Tell me about a person that made you change the way you think about something that is important to you..."
"I am out-of-state and somehow it came up that I was applying to my state-specific schools as well. They asked me if I was accepted to KCUMB and an in-state school, which would I choose?"
"What is it about KCUMB will help me get into rural medicine?"
"Why KCUMB? Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Ethics in medicine"
"Why doctor? Why osteopathic medicine?"
"Why KCUMB and why DO?"
"What three things are important to have when establishing a good relationship with you patients?"
"If you had to name one reason why you wanted to be a doctor, what would it be and why?"
"Why Medicine, Why DO, Why KCUMB"
"Why Osteo, and why KCUMB?"
"What is one thing you learned from your shadowing experiences?"
"Why do you want to pursue medicine?"
"Tell me about yourself. Why osteopathy? Why you want to be a doctor?"
"Why do I want to be a doctor, what events in my life led me to this, etc"
"Why do you want to be a doctor and more specifically an osteopathic doctor?"
"why DO? why medicine? "
"Tell us about yourself. Why medicine? Why DO? "
""I want you to pick a medical ethical issue, describe both sides of that issue, and come down hard on one side with your personal opinion.""
"If I say ''ethical medical controvery,'' what is the first issue that comes to mind? (I stated both sides of the argument but didn't have to defend a stance.)"
"Tell me about your experience as a volunteer at the Memphis Animal Shelter. "
"How do you feel about preventative medicine? How will you incorporate it into your practice? "
"How I got to that point in life where I would be applying to osteopathic colleges, and in particular KCUMB."
"Why do you want to be a doctor? (duh... and don't say 'cause I want to help people'.) "
"Why do you want to be a DO? Why do you want to come here?"
"Why this school?"
"How has your family member who is a physician been an inspiration for you?"
"What are your strengths/weaknesses?"
"Tell me about an ethical situation you might encounter as a physician and how you would deal with conflicting philosophies between yourself and your patient."
"Why was your MCAT low?"
"''Why medicine? Why osteopathic?''"
"So why D.O.? "
"talk about your experiences"
"What was your favorite non-science class?"
"How do you like Kansas City?"
"Is this your first time out to KC? What do you think of it?"
"Why Medicine? Why KCUMB? Why D.O.?"
"About the time I spent in NY"
"What has brought you here? (very vague)"
"Tell us about your educational path to get here. "
"Why are you here today? (yes, really vague)"
"What do you like about our school? "
"How can we get you to come to our medical school?"
"Why medicine, why D.O., why KCUMB?"
"Whay do you want to become a physican and why D.O.? "
"Why do you want to be a physician?"
"Tell me about yourself"
"How does your Medical Anthropology allow you to communicate between cultures?"
"What do you do in your free time?"
"Why medicine, why DO?"
"What do you think will be your biggest challenge for getting through medical school?"
"What did you think of the health care system in Mexico and how would you compare it to ours?"
"Tell me why you travelled so much. Do you think you can stay in one spot for two years? (I've gone to school for two years in one place in NY?)"
"What was your favorite science and non-science class?"
"Name a bioethical issue and tell us about it."
"tell us about your decision making process to become a doctor and what other medical professions have you looked at?"
"Why osteopathy? "
"Tell us about yourself"
"What type of patient would be most difficult for you to treat and how would you deal with it?"
"Why medicine, osteopathy, KCUMB? (all one question)"
"Why do you like to be a physician, why did you choose osteopathic medicine, and why did you apply to KCUMB(this was actually asked as one question)?"
"If you had a 19-y.o. girl who wants an abortion come into your office -- what would you do? (I was asked this because of my stance on abortion -- pro-life)"
"How did you improve your MCAT?"
"Describe a current ethical dilemma and how you feel about it?"
"Asked me a question about my study abroad program."
"tell me what you know about DO"
"We want to get to know you. Tell us some things about you?"
"Define "honesty" and how it relates to you as a medical student and as a physician."
"Discuss your opinion about cloning."
"Why do you want to attent medical school? Why do you want to be a DO? Osteopathic medicine why?"
"How will you deal with the workload and stress of med school?"
"Why DO and why KCUMB?"
"Tell me about yourslef?"
"Why medicine? Why osteopathic medicine? Why did you choose graduate work in anatomy? What happened to your grades sophomore year?"
"Why medicine, why osteopathic medicine?"
"Why, Medicine, why here? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? "
"What is your opinion about embryonic stem cell research?"
"Why Kcumb, talk about research, tell me about this course you took, and why? (non-science course)"
"What brings you to the desire to become an Osteopathic physician?"
"Tell me how you have self motivation. Tell me how you use teamwork. Tell me about your internship this summer."
"Can you explain your poor grades in your freshman year (over 10 years ago)? This question was asked in a nonjudgmental tone."
"Did 9-11 affect you and if so, how?"
"Explain how you juggle your school work and all your extracurriculars. Follow-up question: So if something came up that was not on your aganda, you would not be able to hanlde it?"
"Why medicine, why osteopathy, why KCUMB? (Believe it or not, this was all one question! I felt as if I were talking forever)"
"Why medicine? Why DO? Strengths/weaknesses? Just general stuff."
"Why D.O.? Why KCUMB? What are your goals as a physician?"
"Tell us about your research."
"What do you want to be a doctor, why DO, why KCUMB?"
"You have a couple of withdrawls on your transcripts, explain those."
"Why do you want to go into osteopathy? Explain an example of when the osteopathic physician you shadowed used OMT."
"What stresses you and what do you do about it?"
"how i felt about fibromyalgia (i work for the insurance industry)"
"Tell us alittle about your research."
"What are the three top things you are looking for in a medical school?"
"What would you do if you had a patient in his 80's in full metal capacity who was terminally ill and didn't want to be on life-support (wanted to die). What would you do if he asked for drugs to overdose on? (I can't remember word for word but this is the gist of it)"
"Tell me about yourself and what led you up to the point of wanting to become a doctor, especially an osteopathic physician. "
"Name 3 ethical issues in medicine. (I named 3 and described them, which I would suggest b/c they seemed impressed)."
"Tell us about working for a poultry company."
"Tell me about your family and support system?"
"Tell me about your experiences guiding your decision into becoming an osteopathic physician. "
"So tell me about yourself."
"Why do you want to be a doctor and why osteopathic medicine?"
"Tell us about your hospice volunteer experience."
"Tell us about your work."
"Why DO, Why KCUMB...."
"If you were practicing in a state that participated in lethal injection and do choose which physician will do it your name is put in a hat... your's is picked...if you don't do it, you lose your license. what do you do?"
"What do you look for when you select a medical school?"
"Tell me about yourself. Why medicine? How will you handle the volume of information you will be required to learn in medical school? How do you spend your leisure time? "
"Tell me a bit about yourself. "
"What was the hardest non-science class that you took? What faculty member left the greatest impression on you and why?"
"With limited resources in ER's and hospitals, how do you feel about treating illegal immigrants when citizens need care?"
"How will you handle the stress of medical school?"
"Why do you want to become a DO?"
"Why a doctor, why D.O., why Kansas City?"
"Why a doctor? Why DO? What influenced you to go in this field?"
"Explain why you took Calculus I-IV AFTER you had already completed your undergraduate degree?"
"Why did you choose a DO school?"
"same as above."
"Tell us about yourself? Tell us about the support system you had in college. "
"Describe your research."
"Tell me about your self."
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Your father is an MD, why DO?"
"I don't see evidence of pre-med here. You took X and X and more X and X....."
"What first interested me in Medicine?"
"Tell us about yourself and why you want to be a DO?"
"Have you considered having a dying patient who refused further treatment? If so, what would you do?"
"All of the questions listed under interesting questions"
"Why osteopathic medicine?"
"Why medicine, why osteopathic med?"
"Where do I see myself in ten years?"
"Have you ever been to Kansas City?"
"Questions specific to my file and my DO philosophy"
"Tell me about yourself."
"when did you graduated from University? "
"Which research experience did you enjoy most and why?"
"What are these classes you have taken? meat science, food science? I elaborated on my major."
"Why DO? Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"What do you think about Kansas City? How did you become acquainted with osteopathic medicine?"
"How do you relieve stress?"
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"Do you think you are prepared for the intense schedule, and explain your mcat scores... mine were pretty low."
"What do you do for fun, tell me about your family, tell me about your experience as a Radiology tech."
"Tell us about yourself??"
"What do you do for fun?"
"How were you able to take two years off while attempting to complete a degree in Biomedical Engineering?"
"Please explain what brought you to want to be a doctor, specifically an osteopathic doctor, and specifically at UHS."
"why medicine, osteopathy..."
"Why medicine/DO/UHS?? At the end they also asked for me to tell them anything else I wanted them to know about me that was not included in the interview."
"Why medicine? Why DO? Why UHS?"
"If a 13 year old girl came in with her mother and both seemed agitated and the mother insisted on the daughter having an abortion, what would I do."
"The same old, why osteopathy, why UHS etc etc"
"tell me about yourself "
"Why did you apply DO? What schools did you apply to? How do you handle or deal with stress? Did you apply to any allopathic programs?"
"Tell us about your path that brought you to be sitting here today. Basically wanted to know everything, Why medicine, Why Osteopathic medicine, Why UHS in particular. A good place to tell them a lot of different things about why you want to be a doctor... See the two questions above. Those were asked to a number of the interviewee's. "
"See above. Also, why osteopathy?"
"How do you handle stress?"
"Why osteopathic medicine? What issues do you think doctors will be facing in 10-15 years?--and don't talk about managed healthcare!"
"why osteo. med? what stressed u out? what will you take from your undergrad to med school? have you ever shadowed any doctors (md/do)?"
"Tell us about yourself. "
"what do you do to relax?"
"How do you like Kansas City? Why DO ?"
"why did you choose osteopathic medicine"
"Why medicine? Why osteopathic Medicine?"
"Why D.O.? What community service have you done? Explain MCAT score."
"Why have you attended four secondary schools during your educational career?"
"where do you want to practice(rural or urban)?"
"Do you feel that you can handle the load?"
"Why do you want to be a D.O.?"
"Choosing either abortion or euthanasia, discuss why it is an ethical dilemma, the types of issues involved and your stance on the issue."
"How did you get here? (Why DO and UHS combined)"
"Why are you considering DO?"
"What about your low MCAT scores? "
"Tell me about yourself?"
"If I asked a patient of yours, "What would you say about Dr. Me," what would he/she say to me?"
"What is your most significant accomplishment."
"Tell me about yourself? Why a D.O. degree? Why UHS?"
"Tell me about yourself. What is your background?"
"Tell us about yourself?"
"Why should we accept you over the other qualified applicants?"
"Why medicine? Why DO? Why UHS? You're only applying to DO schools?"
"When did you arrive in Kansas City? Where did you go last night? What did you eat? Why UHS? Why both M.D. and D.O.? Where would you go if you got in everywhere you applied? Why?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why a DO?"
"What is your greatest accomplishment in college? Biggest medically realted problem you will face whenyou become a doctor"
"Have you enjoyed Kansas City so far?"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"How I felt about euthanasia. "
"Do you think the MCAT is a good measure of a students ability to succeed in med school?"
"In 10 years, what ethical concerns will affect you as a physician?"
"What makes you think you will be able to jump back into studying after taking 5 yrs off?"
"Why medicine? Why osteopathy? What are your thoughts on Kansas City? Any ideas on speciality?"
"How do you study?"
"If you were an advisor to the president, what advice would you give him on Iraq?"
"Tell us about your background."
"How do you learn: group or individual and what do you expect from each?"
"Why do you want to be a physician, specifically DO? "
"Tell me about yourself and why UHS? (must know those two and try to include why DO in your answer)"
"What do you see as the difference between a private hospital and a public hospital? How would you change these differences?"
"DO YOU REALLY FEEL LIKE YOU CAN HANDLE THE WORKLOAD?"
"How did you decide to go D.O.?"
"questions loosely based on secondary responses"
"Why did you go to your undergraduate institution?"
"What do you think will be the hardest thing about medical school?"
"What would you do if you fell behind in a class?"
"Challenges faced while being a COB student."
"In regards to my secondary- you have a lot of research experience, what makes you choose DO verses MD/PHD"
"What would you do if you failed a test?"
"A specific question about what I wrote on my secondary. The interviewer only had access to my secondary essays."
"What would you do if you were struggling in a class?"
"How has your travel experiences impacted you as a person?"
"What is one thing you would want us to tell the admissions committee about you?"
"What do you do when you're stressed?"
"What will you do if you find yourself struggling in a class?"
"Describe three bioethics controversies, pick one and discuss both sides, and then support your personal opinion."
"Explain your research"
"They asked about my research"
"Do you think you would benefit from an extra year off?"
"What are you doing to prepare yourself to climb Mt. Everest? (application specific obviously)"
"Asked about the specifics of my research."
""what were some of your favorite courses on undergrad?""
"What is the most difficult thing you have seen as an EMT?"
"Describe what you have done since high school to prepare yourself for this career?"
"what's a problem facing medicine today."
"What was your least favorite subject in college?"
"How many other schools have you applied to?"
"Asked about my experience abroad, the most challenging part of this experience."
"Describe ethical issues you may encounter"
"Tell us about your research."
"I read that you want to open up a low cost clinic. How is that going to fit in your life -- where do you see yourself 10, 15, 20 years from now?"
"Discuss an issue in medicine today."
"Explain your research and the roles you played while doing said research."
"One example of when my leadership was successful."
"What other schools did you apply to?"
"What community activities will you partake in when you are a doctor?"
"Why DO and KCUMB... also hobbies and how those might change once I go into medical school"
"What type of support system would I have during medical school?"
"Why KCUMB? Why Osteopathic medicine?"
"They asked questions specific to my file. Research/extra curric...etc "
"All other questions were regarding my application...questions about research, experiences, etc."
"Why medicine; why DO"
"Pick an ethical issue you might encounter with a patient and discuss it with them."
"What do you do for fun or to relax outside of school?"
"They pulled a lot of questions from my file. Asked questions about the research I had conducted, my EC's and leadership activities and how they would help me in medical school and as a doc."
"discuss ethical issue"
"Study habits, what I do for fun"
"If a colleague doctor disagrees with you, what will you do? What community service have you been involved with?"
"Explain and defend the two opposing viewpoints on assisted suicide."
"What initially sparked your interest in medicine?"
"about my research experiences"
"You've had some interesting work experiences. What experience have you gained from these that will benefit you in your medical career? "
"Why a doctor? "
""Why shouldn't I (asked by a biochemist) use stem cells that are already in storage? It's just a waste to not access those resources.""
"What do you do in your free time?"
"What was the most difficult non-science class you have had? "
"How will your family deal with the time commitment you have to make when you're in med school? (I'm married and have 2 kids)"
"Describe three major health care issues and then pick one and elaborate more and offer possible solutions."
"How do you cope with stress?"
"How will you deal with your struggles with standardized testing? How will you deal with being so far from home?"
"What are the top five reasons you want to go to this school?"
"see above questions."
"Questions about my application."
"Tell us about yourself?"
"What do you know about DO"
"[Easiest question] ''What were your favorite non-science classes in undergrad and why?''"
"What other schools are you applying to and why?"
"Give us an example of a time when you struggled in life and how you overcame that? "
"they asked questions regarding the different transitions in life"
"Do you like to read?"
"Tell us about what its like being a student at X?"
"Why medicine? Why DO?"
"Do you think that some of your classmates' lack of true clinical experience would hold you back?"
"About my ethnic background"
"Questions about study abroad experiences."
"If you were accepted at KCUMB and another school how would you choose?"
"Tell us about your grades."
"How do you handle stress?"
"Tell us about your psychological research."
"What do you like about KCUMB?"
"Would you consider doing more research while in med school? (my interviewer was the head of research dept. and I had a few years of research exp.)"
"Your father is an MD, why DO? Why did you end up working in the field that you are now?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Is procrastination innate or something we're born with? (Note: I'm a psych major and said that this was my weakness. The interviewer was curious b/c she said that this was her weakness as well)"
"Why have you waited until now to apply?"
"Why not be a minister or someone else that helps other people?"
"What do you do the balance your busy schedule? (school, work, hobbies, family, etc...)"
"The health care question"
"You haven't ever lived away from your family, if you were to move here, how would that affect the support system you had. (I said my family was a great support system for me)"
"The questions were catered around my application."
"What will you miss about your current school?"
"Explain a time when you helped someone."
"Why not pre-med as an undergrad?"
"(Something about the mind-body connection; I don't remember the wording specifically). "
"Why KCUMB, why do?"
"Why do you want to go into medicine?"
"If you had a patient who has undergone a battery of treatments and wants to quit, would you respect his/her wishes? (pretty easy, big proponent of patient choice and self-determination)"
"If you got accepted to all of the other schools, what would be your criteria?"
"If you were chosen to do a lethal injection on a prisoner would you do it? (If you refused, you would lose your license in that state)"
"tell us about your research"
"Tell us about your Cell bio score (it was a C, given by a particularly unfreindly professor )"
"You are the only doctor in a rural town and you were crossing the street when someone fell unconscious. When you run to the patient and roll him over, you see that it is one of your patients you are treating for AIDs. What do you do?"
"What do you do for fun? "
"how does your dad (an M.D.) feel about you becoming a D.O.?"
"What factors were you considering in choosing a school?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"How do you deal with stress? What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"Tell us about yourself. What's your greatest accomplishment? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Explain a difficult time during college and how you got through it. How would you apply that lesson to your future as a medical student?"
"What are your weaknesses?"
"How would you deal/solve a conflict with a coworker or supervisor in a clerkship or residency?"
"When did your interest in medicine start? Why a business degree?"
"Why do you want to become a physician?"
"Why the interest in Osteopathic Medicine?"
"What do you want to know about the school? Make sure and have questions about the school or the city to seem like you're interested."
"Medical school is stressful. How do you deal or handel the stress of school?"
"If you could change one thing about medicine, what would it be?"
"Medical school can be very stressful, how do you handle stress?"
"You have excellent grades. Please tell us your motivation for your school work."
"What qualities do you look for in a medical school?"
"An Ethical question, which I don't remember."
"How will you adjust to being in Kansas City?"
"One basic ethic question? I don't remember what it was."
"What do you do to relieve stress? What do you do in your spare time? What study method have you found works for you and will help you with the medical school course load?"
"How did you learn of Osteopathic Medicine? How do you see yourself as a student at KCUMB?"
"If you were accepted to a MD program, would you still attend here?"
"Explain both sides of the debate on Stem-cell research."
"What is your opinion about euthanasia?"
"Are you going to be home sick? Does your parents support you comming here? "
"Tell me about your research."
"Why did you choose specific quote. How do you feel about your MCAT score? "
"Tell me about yourself."
"What do you do to relieve stress? What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"Do you like your undergraduate school."
"List three prevalent medical issues. Expand on the Terri Schaivo Case; what do you think it would by like being her physician? (Serves me right for mentioning futal care as a current medical issue.)"
"What was your hardest class in undergrad, science-wise? I felt like Dr May lead me a bit with this question, because I mentioned biochem and my low grade, and she nodded as if this is what she was looking for as a weakness in my app. She then backed me up by saying most students either don't like biochem or don't perform as they would like. This was a major positive during my interview."
"Name and explain an ethical dilemma."
"Why osteopathy, why CCOM"
"What is your greatest weakenss?"
"Tell me about a non-science class that you took in college that you found challeging and why?"
"How did you know you wanted to be a doctor?"
"Have you applied to other school?"
"what i do for fun"
"Why osteo? "
"What did you like about DMU-COM?... Yes I know this was at an interview for KCUMB, I was a little confused why they cared about that. "
"What factors are you using to determine which school you will choose?"
"Describe the relationship with the student you mentored and how you believe it resembles the doctor-patient relationship."
"How do you work out issues in a group environment. "
"Tell us about something ethical in medicine. How do you think that effects the doctor's patient interaction? Have you ever dealt with anyone who was unethical?"
"Why do yoou want to be a physician when you are already practicing medicine, and why osteopathic medicine?"
"Who influenced you the most in your life?"
"Walk us through your withdrawals. How have you changed?"
"So you were an Eagle Scout."
"Let's get down to the good stuff: What are your weaknesses?"
"Tell us how you managed to get your EMT-B degree while going to school."
"What do you know about KC?"
"Tell us more about yourself."
"What one experience tested you and why?"
"You're a family practice physician and a couple that has come to you for years wants you do clone their recently deceased child (they had problems conceiving and you helped them with fertility docs). What do you do?"
"Tell me about your voulnteer work in South Africa?"
"What osteopathic schools are located in (Your State)? How much is the tuition at those schools? Do you have any state medical schools? Name them. How much are those? Wouldn't it be wiser to attend a state school, considering the difference?"
"What do you think about the time commitment involved in this career? Do you understand how much time it will take from your life? "
"What will be the greatest challenge for you when you begin to practice?"
"Where do you see the future of medicine going?"
"Discuss a major medical ethics issue."
"See above "
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"What do you look at when you are choosing a school?"
"What if you failed your first quiz, what would you do? How do you deal with stress?"
"What are three strengths and three weaknesses?"
"Have you only applied to MD vs DO schools?"
"What kind of books do you like to read?"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"Do you feel like you can handle the course load of medical school?"
"How do you deal with stress"
"Why KCUMB? What is unique to KCUMB that attracts you?"
"What would your best friend say about you if he were here?"
"You have proven to be a leader, How would you lead at KCUMB?"
"Why DO? Why KCUMB?"
"What are the pro's/con's of an ethical situation?"
"What did you mean by "quote from my personal statement"?"
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"Why should we choose you over another applicant with similar qualifications?"
"Why do you have a W on your transcript?"
"What skills did I learn from my research experience?"
"What led you to choose medicine and specifically a DO? "
"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician?"
"what's the degree you get?"
"What do you feel like you need to do to get through med school?"
"Why osteopathic medicine?"
"What did I do a Johns Hopkins? (summer job)"
"How will you handle the volume of coursework in medical school? How do you cope with stress?"
"What are your strenghts/weakness?"
"Name your strengths and weaknesses."
"What was the most difficult thing you had to do? Why D.O.? When did you first decide to become a doctor? Alot of other open-ended questions for you to sell yourself with."
"Why do you want to be a DO?"
"What do you think will be the most difficult aspect of medical school?"
"From a student's point of view, how can our school impliment ethics into the curriculum?"
"You seem to be very goal oriented. Have you ever had an experience of setting a goal and failing to accomplish it? If so, how have you benefitted from that experience?"
"would you lie about insurance"
"Give some current problems in medicine"
"Describe a difficult time in college, how did I get through it? "
"If a patient came in with a printout from the internet about a certain disease and insisted that they had that disease, what would I do?"
"why medicine, why osteopathic, why uhs? "
"Tell me about yourself. What are major issues facing physicians today? Have you applied to medical schools before? how and when did you know that you wanted to become an osetopathic physician?"
"How do you propose you can handle the courseload.; Asked about my ecology course (only because I had mentioned it in the answer to a previous questions). "
"What do you think of Kansas City?"
"Do you think you're ready for medical school?"
"How do you plan to handle the stresses of medical school?"
"tell me about your research. how do you think you would deal with the first year of med school? How do you deal with stress?"
"Questions specific to my UHS personal statement (not AACOMAS statement), which my interviews made clear that they really liked"
"ethics. see above."
"What do feel will be the biggest issue facing physicians in the next 10-15 years ?"
"describe one of your work experience"
"How do you like Kansas City? If your best friend were here what would they say about your strengths and weaknesses?"
"Intersting question from above"
"How do you deal with stress? What three qualities do you have that will make you a good physician?"
"Why did you drop the architecture program and enter a science field and are they related in any way?"
"What do you think of stem cell research?"
"An eighteen year old patient who is pregnant comes into your office. She does not want to have the baby. What do you do/how do you handle this situation?"
"What are some ethical situations that doctors and medicine in general deal with?"
"What are the three most important qualities a physician should have and how does your application show that you have them?"
"What do you see as the role of health care in the next 10 years?"
"Why DO, why UHS...the standards"
"My Opinion on physcian assisted suicide"
"How do you releive your stress? Do you have any hobbies? "
"Why D.O? I talked alot on this one"
"What do you think will be the most challenging aspect of medical school? How do you think you will handle that?"
"Any hobbies? Explain ethical problems?"
"What ethical issue in medicine do you want to talk about? "
"How did the events of 9/11 affect you? "
"Strengths/weaknesses A terminally ill patient and his family want to keep giving pain medication even thought you're alrady up to the cut off for normal amount of medication given..what do you do?"
"Why ostepathic medicine?"
"What I would do if I failed school."
"What about your research experience will help you succeed in med school?"
"What makes you a better medical school candidate?"
"What differeneces did you see in the patient interaction between ER medicine and Internal Medicine shadowing?"
"What was the most stressful period in your life and how did you handle it? How do you currently handle stress?"
"What do you think are some ethical issues that face medicine in the 21st century?"
"How did you come to be interested in medicine? (I'm starting to think they ask this question everywhere.)"
"Describe an ethical situation that occurred while you were employed at XYZ hospital. How did you react?"
"Why medicine, Why DO?"
"What are the criteria that you will use to decide which school to go to if you are acccpeted at all of your interview sites?"
"What can you bring to med school from your undergrad major?"
"A lot of family questions"
"WHAT DO YOU DO TO MANAGE STRESS?"
"Describe to us your motivation for becoming a physician."
"What do you think would be your worst subject in medical school?"
"If you were to struggle or fail a class, what would be your next step?"
"What class will you dislike the most?"
"My positive qualities that prepare me to be a good physician."
"What is a situation where you had to work with a group to accomplish a goal?"
"Why medicine, why KCU?"
"When you had to prioritize(secondary essay topic), tell me how you went to that conclusion."
"I have never heard of [your undergraduate institution]. Tell me a little bit about it."
"Why are you a good fit for KCUMB?"
"What was your research about?"
"Are you an athlete? (related to something I said)"
"What was your most challenging courses?"
"Choose one ethical dilemma and discuss BOTH sides of the issue, without inserting your own opinion."
"They asked what I thought about physician assisted suicide"
"What are you doing this year?"
"Think of an ethical issue you have heard of recently on the radio or read about, then present both sides, not necessarily sharing your own opinion. Later asked "think of a medical advancement you've heard about or read about recently and explain why you were impressed by it.""
"Really vague ethics question."
"How would you respond if the family of your critically ill patient were fighting over how to proceed with their care?"
"Why have you chosen the medical schools that you have applied? Why KCUMB?"
"something very specific to my application. they asked me about something i did five years ago and something in my personal statement."
"How do you think you will fit in to the Kansas City area?"
"The standard long, scary one: Why do you want to be a doctor, why do you think KCUMB will help you, and what can you offer to the school/medical community?"
"Ethical question about what I would do in a particular situation"
"If you could pick three words to describe you, what would they be and why?"
"What are your impressions of your time at [current undergrad university]?"
"Name an ethical situation and how would you handle it?"
"If you got a call tomorrow and got accepted to each school which you applied, on what you would base your decision to which school you'd attend?"
"Describe an ethical issue in medicine and your view on it."
"Asked me to explain the position I played in volleyball. One of the interviewers was a sports buff."
"How do you learn best?"
"Why D.O., Why KCUMB, etc."
"To tell them about one or two specific activities from app."
"Why D.O.? Why Kansas City? Strengths? "
"Ethical question regarding stem cell research. They wanted to know if I would support the use of such treatments. Why or why not"
"Lots of talk about my previous career (I'm non-traditional)"
"Specific ? to application"
"If you applied to and were accepted into 15 medical schools, where would you go and what would be the criteria on which your decision would be made?"
"relating to my personal statement about climbing and the book "into thin air""
"Discuss 2 ethical issues of choice"
"How will you manage the volume of material presented in medical school?"
"What do you do for fun? Do you have a support system?"
"What am I looking for in a medical school to attend?"
"Tell us about your experience in India"
"about my family"
"Do you want to continue your involvement in research as a medical student?"
"Specific questions to my application."
"What programs did you apply to? Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician? Why did you apply to osteopathic schools? (They all came at once)"
"What is the greatest problem facing healthcare today?"
"How are you going to handle being in a class of 250 since you went to a college with small class sizes? "
"Why DO? What area of medicine do you want to practice? What do you do for fun? What questions do you have for us? "
"A question about how my parents influenced me, which I had stated in my personal statement."
"Describe yourself and your value to the medical community."
"Tell me about the research you have done."
"Tell me about your research?"
"Do you know what area of medicine you want to enter?"
"Why do you do in your spare time?"
"Do you like being involved in sports medicine research?"
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"where do I see myself in 10 years"
"How does nursing compare to medicine (I am a nurse)?"
"What is a problem facing medicine today? How would you solve that problem"
"Basically I had to give an example of a non-compliant patient and how it can affect the doctor-patient relationship."
"Compare this school to the others you are applying to."
"How will you handle your first hardship academically in medical school? "
"why and what did you do when you took time off from undergrad until now."
"If you were asked to......as a physicain what would you do (ethical question)?"
"What are your thoughts on cultural competency and its place in medicine?"
"How do you handle stress? What do you do for fun?"
"What I want out of a medical school."
"Are you interested in continuing research?"
"Have you been to Kansas City before? What do you think?"
"What will you do if you don't get in?"
"What do you think will be your biggest challenge as a first year med. student?"
"Where all did you apply?"
"What triggered you to wake up and start getting good grades?"
"Do you think you'll fit in the Midwest? (I am from the West Coast but spent last 6 years on the East Coast)"
"''If your best friend was sitting right next to you right now, how would he describe you?'' "
"How will you pick where you go if you are accepted to multiple schools?"
"What is your family life like?"
"What are your strengths/weaknesses?"
"How does your mom like her job as ___ ?"
"What do I do for fun? How will I choose what school to attend?"
"How do you handle situations in school where you are falling behind or failing?"
"a question about one of my letters in the file."
"Compare health care systems in India and US"
"What was the most fulfilling thing you got out of volunteering?"
"Some ethical questions, which were general in nature."
"Go through a typical day that you would experience."
"Why our school?"
"Name one issue I saw with medicine today."
"If accepted to multiple schools, what is your criteria for choosing one?"
"What was an important factor in the medical schools you chose to apply to?"
"Why medicine? Why osteopathic?"
"How do you feel about stem cell research?"
"have you been to KC before? if not you should definitely go to the plaza! (i told you it was laidback!!)"
"Why should you be selected to our program."
"If you were to give your daughter (I'm a single mother) only 1 piece of advice, what would it be. "
"Where else have you interviewed? What did you think?"
"all the ethical stuff."
"The abortion question. They also asked me about the future issue of health care."
"If you want to help people, you can also be other healthcare professions besides being a doctor."
"If a patient gets on the internet and comes to you with a self-diagnosis, what will you do?"
"What was your hardest class? Why? What did you do about it?"
"Explain your physics grades. (specific to me, I realize, but important nonetheless for any who have a couple not so stellar performances. be ready to explain!)"
"Please expand on your research experience."
"Take us through the process of how you arrived at your decision to pursue medicine?"
"What specialty would you choose and why?"
"What questions do you have for us? "
"Why do you think osteopathy will help you as a physician?"
"what i want to specialize in"
"Why did you choose KCUMB?"
"Why did you pick your major - Kinesiology? They asked this twice, so maybe I was not giving a very good answer. "
"Your MCAT score was not very high, can you tell us about that experience?"
"Have you thought about any ethical issues that you will be faced with?"
"Tell us about you before we get started."
"If you were to be accepted at multiple programs, would you choose allopathic or osteopathic medicine?"
"Tell me about your research."
""You did well on the MCATs, how did you prepare.""
"In you mind what is the most important trait of a good doctor?"
"Describe an ethical situation and take a position on it. What specialty and geographical area do you want to practice? Do you have any questions for us?"
"Why did you apply to KCUMB?"
"What books have you read lately?"
"Nothing not on the site already."
"What if someone asked you to pull the plug?"
"What questions do you have for us? This sparked a bunch more questions from them!"
" Do you have any questions for us?"
"Tell me about X experience."
"Explain a time in school that has been difficult for you."
"Give an example of a time in your academic career that you have felt overwhelmed and explain what you did to help you though this challenge."
"Here they started running out of questions. I got the 9/11 question, which we discussed, followed by the bonfire question. the interview ended a little abruptly after that. Again, not sure if this was good or bad."
"What do you think will be the hardest thing about becoming a doctor?"
"Why is it that you had some C's in college, and how will this impact how you will do in the future?"
"If we had another applicant with the exact same qualifications/application as you, why should we accept you?"
"Give me an example of a group situation you have worked in the past and what part you played in that group."
"Medical school is a challenging experience. How do you plan to get through it successfully?"
"What does your family think of you going to medical school?"
"how i learned about osteopathic medicine"
"Asked about my MCAT"
"not many questions. It was mostly a conversation. They would talk about something and then I would talk about myself and it was back and forth like that. not too many straight out questions. Very laid back. "
"Can't remember anything else."
"What are the chances of you going into academic medicine? "
"Why did you go to the U of Arkansas when you are from MO? Tell us about yourself. Do you have any questions for us?"
"How do you handle stress? What are your priorities now and how would they change if you matriculated here?"
"How did 9/11 impact or change your life? I said it didn't..."
"Tell me about the school you attend."
"Tell us about your support system. How do you rank your priorities? "
"So you served a mission in Uruguay for 2 years. Tell me about that."
"Have you thought about other careers outside of medicine?"
"Why did it take 5 years to get your undergraduate degree? (Double major)"
"Why a DO program?"
"Do you have any questions for us?"
"Do you have any questions for us? Ask questions about the school!"
"An older woman, patient of yours, comes to you with a potential treatment plan for a disease she has diagnosed herself by watching televison programs. What do you do?"
"What did you learn from your work experiences?"
"What do you think of the uninsured patient? What does society think of the uninsured? Have you ever lived away from home? Do you have any more questions about the school?"
"Who is your 'support staff'?"
"Why KCUMB, why DO, how do you handle stress, what will you do if you don't get in..."
"How will we know that you will succeed?"
"Have you given any thought to a specialty?"
"While working in the hospital what observations did you make about the different types of physicians working there?"
"How would your friends describe you (positive/negative)."
"What would a friend say is a negative quality you have?"
"Describe why you wish to become a physician?"
"With all the advances in genetics since you took your undergraduate course, do you think you are ready for the ammount of genetics knowledge we expect of you? "
"Tell me about yourself and your story on why you want to attend KCUMB?"
"Where do you see the US healthcare system going in 20 years?"
"Medical school is hard work. How will you successfully adjust?"
"What is your biggest weakness?"
"What are you going to do if you failed a class in medical school"
"What non-healthcare-related job would you choose if not medicine?"
"What do you do with your liesure time?"
"How do you get through busy days?"
"Ethical situation described above."
"Opinion on stem cell research"
"What specility I think I would like to go into."
"What has been the most stressful time in your life?"
"Ethical scenarios - see above"
"What do I do for fun/stress release?"
"Other questions, specific to my application essay."
"How will you handle the stress of medical school?"
"why do you want to be a doctor?"
"I see you took the MCAT 3 times with little improvement, can you talk about that?"
"Where are you from? "
"A patient visits you one day and shows you some information regarding a disease he acquired from the internet. He tells you that he thinks he has the disease. What would you do?"
"Why osteopathic medicine?"
"In light of my low undergraduate GPA, how do I expect to handle the rigorous classes in medical school."
"Did you ever have a hard time getting along with one of your teamates (I played basketball in college) or co-workers, and if so how did you handle it?"
"Tell me about an experience where you had to explain something very difficult and scientific to someone who was uneducated or that didn't understand"
"Tell me how image guided surgery works. (Previous employment)"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"You have a history of volunteer experience. Do you plan to continue this in the future, i.e. here at UHS?"
"My learning style?? How do I feel I learn best? Basically, they asked very open-ended questions and I did most of the talking. They questions were so general it provided a way to give an elaborate answer and tell them many things I wanted them to know about myself."
"How would I deal with a patient with different beliefs than me? "
"Everything else was pretty much about my experiences shadowing and my application."
"what do you do for stress?"
"If you had a 14 year old patient who was pregnant, wanted to have an abortion without telling her parents, what would you do?"
"Asked how I liked Kansas City, liked the Mid West Feel (I go to school in Boston, MA), liked the atmosphere of the school. They also at the end gave me a chance to "tell us anything else that you think we would like to know about you and why you want to come here". A GOOD place to sum up why you want to be a Dr, go to UHS, etc. Just to go out with a bang. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS have questions to ask them about the school, curriculum, etc, that counts no matter where you're interviewing. PM me with any questions at jonb12997! Good Luck"
"Do you have any questions?"
"Why D.O.? "
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"Why didn't you apply to med school after undergrad? When did you arrive in kansas city?how did the events of september 11, 2001 affect you?"
"Do you think you're prepared for medical school and why?"
"chatted about my research."
"Do you feel you can handle the load ?What do you do for stress ? What are your strengths and weaknesses ?"
"Tell me about your volunteering experience"
"What do you think makes a great physician? What was a time that you had to make a critical decision and what did you do?"
"Tell us about your shadowing experience"
"What is your impression of UHS? Kansas City? Were you treated well while you are here?"
"Ethical question about a couple having an "abnormal" child that will never thrive as being "normal" and how I would advise them on the issue."
"if admitted to multiple programs where will you go?"
"What undergraduate class did you particularly enjoy and why?"
"Tell us about your research."
"Why do you feel doctors have to contribute to fixing the business side of the health care crisis?"
"What are you looking for in a medical school?"
"What do you think about Euthanasia? What do you think will be the biggest health care problem in the future?"
"What do you do for fun?"
"What do you think of our curriculum and our match lottery system for third and fourth years?"
"Strength and weaknesses"
"Talk about some current ethical issues involving medicine. Do you have any other questions for us? Anything else that you want us to know?"
"Asked questions directly from my personal statement"
"What's your impression of UHS?"
"What was your favorite undergrad class?"
"What do you do in your spare time? What is your favorite system in anatomy? "
"You had some tough times as a child, how did you handle them? "
"How do you know you can handle medical school? How do you deal with stress? Patient comes in with complaints and gives you a list of exactly what he wants you to do...how do you handle this?"
"What did you learn from your volunteering in the ER?"
"A patient comes in and needs a respirator. The problem though is that there is only one in the hospital and it is being used by another patient. The pateint's family refuses to give consent to remove it and give it to teh second patient. What do you do? "
"How I had gotten here after dropping out of High School, didn't I know that dropouts don't succeed in life?(sarcastic)"
"What are some of the characteristics that make a good doctor. Do you think that you have them?"
"How do you handle stress?"
"How do you study the best?"
"What comes to mind when I say the words "ethical issues"? Followed by a couple of ethical scenarios where the interviewer talked more than I did about possible ways to handle the situations. "
"They talked alot as if I were already in???? . . . ."
"Did the students and admissions people describe our Genesis curriculum? (Genesis is a new case-based learning style: the dying patient, the ulcer patient, etc. They introduce a common complaint and then describe the symptoms, diagnosis, imaging, pharmacology, etc. for that particular problem--very practical!)"
"What type of practice do you picture yourself having>"
"If you are accepted to several schools, what factors will you use to determine where you go?"
"What specialty, if any, do you want to go into?"
"Name one challenging ...how did you overcome it?"
"Did you have any challenges in your life?"
"WHY DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR UNDERGRAD/MAJOR/MEDICINE/DO?"
"What is the one thing in your life that you regret the most?"
"What is one of your favorite mnemonics?"
"What did the ambassadors talk about me (the interviewer)?"
"What is a question you prepared to answer in this interview?"
"What are 3 qualities that would make you a good physician"
"Tell me about a time when you went into something confidently and had a successful outcome."
"What is your teaching style? (related to community service listed in file)"
"Tell me about your undergraduate program and the area (I attended a small liberal arts college)"
"If asked to submit a document that best describes yourself, what document (that you wrote) would you submit to us?"
"How did you learn French/did you feel you learned it easily?"
"How do you define 'quality of life?' (This was a follow-up question to something else I said)"
"What is a story you have been following lately on the news?"
"How do you decide if a child should be taken from their parents? (abuse/neglect situation-I have a lot of experience with foster kids.)"
"nothing too interesting. pretty straight forward."
"Are you familiar with the jazz heritage in Kansas City?"
"Do you think you have TB? (tuberculosis) I couldn't make this up if I tried & I swear it must have been a stress interview question."
"How do you feel about assisted suicide?"
"How would you respond to a particular situation (life/death situation for patient)"
"Of all of your activities/hobbies, how do you decide what makes you happiest?"
"What would you say is the biggest health care problem faced by Kansas City residents?"
"What are you looking forward to and what are you worried about if you are coming here in August?"
""I read from one of your recommendation letters that you life to read?" Can't remember if there was a question after that but that was cool because I had no idea what my letters said."
"Your sister is a DO, has she encouraged or discouraged you in your career path?"
"Describe an ethical issue in medicine and your view on it."
"The interviewers said this was not part of the interview, but they asked if I had heard any recent news about the school and if so if that made me view the school differently."
"Do you think making flashcards is beneficial?"
"How will having a year off school affect your ability to learn in a classroom again?"
"The question about most influential person."
"I have had previous research in ADHD, they asked how I felt about treatment of ADHD and what I would do in that situation. "
"The whole interview was really more conversational than question based, they seemed to be playing good cop/bad cop, and the bad cop always wanted me to elaborate on my answers"
"They just asked a lot of questions about me. "
"The ethics in medicine question turned out to be interesting because after I gave me answer, I was asked how I would approach a patient regarding the subject and then one of my interviewers pretended to be a patient and we did a little back-and-forth role play. Very laid back and fun though, not nerve-wracking!"
"tell us about your support system and how it will be affected in medical school moving far away."
"Why did your submit a letter from a landlord?"
"How would you respond to a person coming up to you in a grocery store and asking your opinion on a controversial medical topic."
"They were all pretty basic."
"How did you prepare for MCAT? Did you feel your practice scores were similar to your real score?"
"One interviewer asked if I would recommend that his daughters play lacrosse (I played lacrosse middle school through college)"
"How do you manage your stress? (after which she gave me a bunch of useful advice!)"
"You've had some interesting work experiences. What experience have you gained from these that will benefit you in your medical career? "
"The question I asked them was the most interesting one: "You changed to this new curriculum called the Genesis curriculum. Does it work well? If I'm going to give you ~$200,000 and four years of my life I want to know that what you have works, and works better than other programs.""
"What do you think was the two most prominent problems in our healthcare system?"
"How would you respond to failing your first exam here?"
"Regarding the ethics surrounding a treatment option, if you and one of your colleagues had a difference of opinion, which option would you choose for your patient?"
"I see that you have had experience in various health care positions, tell me about them. "
"The future of medicine could be in pharmacological genetics. How would you deal with the ethics involved in treating someone based on their genetic makeup?"
"Questions about my work experience "
"Why am I a Red Sox fan?"
"I was asked no interesting questions."
"How many schools did you apply to?"
"Do you think your chronic illness will affect your performance in medical school?"
"What is the biggest problem in health care?"
"Why is culteral diversity important for a medical school to have."
"You just recently moved to Kansas City. Why did you decide to come here?"
"What do you do for leisure?"
"Tell us why you want to become a physician?"
"what are my 3 weaknesses and 3 strengths"
"What do you do for fun?"
"''What is an example of a doctor-patient relationship where the patient is non-compliant and how would how does that affect the relationship?''"
"Name one positive thing about the U.S. health care delivery system and one negative thing."
"Do you think that bedside manner is innate or is it learned? "
"What was it about my character that brought out really nice comments in my letter of recommendations. "
"Tell me about your Death and Afterlife class? (religion course I took sophmore year)"
"The interviewers seened bored. The whole conversation was more like a drill session. Question 1., Question 2. etc....''Why do you want to be a doctor, why Kansas City, tell us about what college is like for you.''Blah, blah, blah..."
"I was asked my thoughts on cultural competency with regards to medicine."
"Is there a specific instance that made you realize ''Wow, I really want to do medicine''?"
"Questioned me about my ethnic background. Nothing too out there. Just wanted to make sure I was normal."
"Specific question from my file. The interviewers obviously knew my file well."
"I have a degree in music, so one interviewer asked me what I thought about music therapy."
"I work in a pharmacy, so they asked me a hypothetical question about dispensing an incorrect dose of Coumadin, and the patient came back with an INR that was fine. They wanted to know if I would tell the patient."
"I can't really think of anything right now."
"As a mental health worker, explain what a ''code white'' is like in a mental hospital."
"? Questions were very polarized into the standard questions and questions out of left field."
"Why should we choose you?"
"''I see that you played basketball in college...were you any good?''"
"from file - about how much to trust patients"
"As a psychology major, do you consider procrastination to be innate or something we acquire overtime? "
"''What do we have to do to get you to come to our medical school?''"
"How did I celebrate my 21st birthday?"
"Any thing we didn't ask you that you would like to discuss?"
"Do you think the health care system in the US is functional, semi-functional, or non-functional?"
"Compare the health care system in India and the US (since i grew up in India)"
"How would you improve communications between cultures as a physician? I talked about it in my personal statement."
"What do you wish I would have asked you?"
"Why medical school, and why did you decide to aplly to a DO medical school?"
"So you grew up in the military, how was that?"
"if you were accepted at multiple schools, how do you decide where to go?"
"Would you be alright with a patient refusing care that you suggest?"
"Do you dream in Spanish (I am a Spanish major)"
"How is your Russian and Soviet Literature course going...why did you take it?"
"If you were the czar of America's health care system, what would you do to fix it?"
"What have you learned from your hospice experience?"
"Do you have any pets?"
"nothing really, everything was pretty typical. "
"Name a current bioethical issue in medicne and tell us about it"
"You are the only doctor in a rural town and you were crossing the street when someone fell unconscious. When you run to the patient and roll him over, you see that it is one of your patients you are treating for AIDs. What do you do?"
"how do you feel about pharmacists refusing to give out birth control prescriptions?"
"What type of dogs do you have?"
"they asked about the method used in our research lab."
"What do you plan to take into practice from your shadowing experiences?"
"What type of patient would be most difficult for you to treat and how would you deal with it?"
"Nothing was really interesting. I was asked to name, but not discuss, 3 hot topics facing medicine today. I thought the lack of discussion was weird. Any idiot can name issues."
"No question seemed to stand out. All of them were basic like why you choose osteopathic medicine, why you choose KCUMB, or what were your research experiences."
"What qualities/characteristics do you have that will help you complete the program?"
"What other schools I applied to. I hate this question!"
"What specialty would you choose if you had to decide today?"
"Asked about balance between medical school and family life."
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"question about my time living in KC when I was young"
"Tell us about you as a person?"
"You've lived on both east and west coasts, how do you think you will adjust to living in the mid-west?"
""What question do you want me to ask you to get a good idea of who you are?""
"How have you discussed, with a doctor, the changes in healthcare?"
"What do you do for leisure? What is your enery level within any given day?"
"Why do you want to attend medical school, why KCUM?"
"Tell us about your clinical research."
"What do you think will be the hardest part of being a physician?"
"Why DO, and why KCUMB?"
"Why medicine, DO, KCUMB?"
"I thought all of the questions were pretty standard interview questions"
"How did you learn of Ostopathic Med?"
"The interviewers were very relaxed, and it was just like having a conversation. The most interesting questions "
"Got asked a few questions about Stem-cell research, which led to "what is the difference between moral and ethical.""
"Why KCUMB, why Medicine, why DO? (all in the same question)"
"Why Kcumb, why so far away from home"
"Choose one and tell me why it is an ethical issue, explain the components, and take a stance (euthanasia or abortion)."
"Explain the quote you used in your personal statement and how it pertains to your life."
"Is there anything you could not do as a physician> (ie,euthanasisa)"
"All the questions that have been posted on this website I was asked. The only different questions that I received were specific to my own activities and experiences."
"In the medical field, trust between patient and doctor is very important; tell us about a time when you needed to obtain trust from someone who was unwilling."
"What is an activity or a hobby that you have that you think really contributes to/defines your personality."
"What ever happened to the bonfire at your school? (I graduated from Texas A&M)"
"Tell me about your experiences with the Circle School unit (where I've volunteered). Or, what do you think is more important in a physician- academics or bedside manner?"
"everything was pretty conversational, there wasnt really a difficult or interesting question per se."
"Why did you choose to interview at KCUMB?"
"Nothing in particular. It was mainly a conversational interview with the basic questions."
"Give me an example of a group situation you have worked in the past and what part you played in that group."
"Have you ever thought about any other type of profession besides becoming a doctor?"
"What time did I leave in the morning to get to the interview on time; not particularly interesting but it caught me off guard as it was the very first thing said when the interview began."
"how i feel about fibromyalgia"
"Nothing really, it was very conversationsal."
"Have you previously worked with cadavers? I am an anatomy TA, So I am guessing this is where the questions stems."
"What do you like most about our school?"
"So you're from Florida.. did you follow the Terry Schiavo case? Explain both sides of the case to me, but do not take a stance."
"I worked as a dental assistant for my Dad, so after describing my duties to the interviews they questioned me on whether I ever wanted to be a Dentist. I said no and they asked specifically why not."
"Tell me about something ethical in medicine. (Very broad question)"
"Talked a lot about my experiences, as well as my family. "
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"Mainly just normal stuff. They did ask to rank your priorities. I enjoyed asking them questions because it really sparked some conversation. "
"For the most part they just asked me questions about myself based on my application. "
"None were interesting. Every question was basic and what you would expect in an interview. However they did ask me about wakeboarding, which was interesting because I doubt they even knew what wakeboarding is. I was sponsored before by numerous companies so I guess it was a conversation starter?"
"What would you want your patients to say about you?"
"What do you do in your spare time?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"Nothing really...all the questions were pretty basic"
"One of my interviewers liked my name, so we talked about it for a bit."
"So your dad is a professional fisherman, tell me about that."
"Which is more important, bedside manner or G.P.A.?"
"I don't know much about osteopathic schools, can you tell me if there are any in (Your State)? "
"What do you think is the place of Osteopathic medicine in the modern medical world? "
"Honestly, I can't remember. There were no real questions. Nothing about ethics, no hypothetical situations, just going over my experiences. Why I wanted to be a doctor, What were my weaknesses/strengths...nothing hard. They were really very nice and when I walked in they told me to just sit back and relax. They also had read my entire file and were familiar with everything so make sure you know what you said about yourself."
"If I as a physician would perform the lethal injection of a criminal sentenced to death."
"treating immigrants (see Q1)"
"Discuss a major medical ethics issue."
"You have an 80 year old patient who is living on machines but is totally aware of his status. He tells you he doesn't want to continue anymore, what do you do?"
"In your opinion, what qualities should a leader possess and what have you done to expand on your leadership abilities?"
"Your friend's 14 year old daughter came to you for birth control. Would you give it to her? then the reasoning behind it. "
"What are your views on cloning?"
"What will you do differently than your father did?"
"Why did I take four semesters of Calculus?"
"If you had a dilemma, if a woman was in your office and her husband wanted to get her tubes tied against her will, waht would you do?"
"How do you feel about treating illegal immigrants?"
"Tell me about your support system."
"You are the only doctor in a small town. You get your wisdom teeth taken out. When walking home from the office, you see a patient of yours crossing the street. They grab their chest and fall down. You turn them over and see they are bleeding from their nose and mouth. You realize it is one of your patients who has AIDS. Do you administer CPR?"
"why did you choose the undergrad school you went to?"
"The difficult type of questions as stated below. "
"What was the hardest class you took in college and how did you manage?"
"How did 9-11 effect me?"
"Tell me about yourself...."
"What would you do if an angry mother dragged her 13 year old daughter into your office and demanded an abortion?"
"The subject of the question, stem cell research, was interesting and thought provoking, but the interviewer was extremely inept in phrasing the question. Essentially, he asked if I thought stem cell research was "relevant" to medicine (??? DUH???) and what my personal opinion was about it."
"What are the pro's/con's of an ethical situation?"
"What was the last movie you saw?"
"It was all normal, how was your day? Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your research. What do you do in your freetime?"
"I was given 3 different ethical scenarios - all of which were really interesting."
"How would I handle doing poorly in a medical school class?"
"How did I make the switch between theater/art and science?"
"Tell us about your clinical nursing experience."
"talk about yourself for 5 minutes"
"How would you react to a DNR order?"
"If a patient came in with a piece of paper and said i have this, give me medicine, what do you do. just do your own assessment and take the paper into consideration. "
"How did your research experience affect you?"
"All standard questions"
"If one of your intubated patients wanted care withdrawn, but the family did not, what would you do?"
"what's the degree level you did?"
"What would a friend say are my weaknesses?"
"You are treating a terminally ill cancer patient. You are prescribing the maximum recommended dosage for pain medication. This patient is progressively experiencing more pain. His family wants you to increase the medication dosage. What would you do?"
"How does life and golf relate?"
"How did Sept 11 change my life."
"Was there ever a goal you set for yourself that you were unable to reach?...I ended up saying no and that I achieved everything I set out to do thus far...heehee "
"Which courses have you enjoyed the most, the least."
"Tell me about a time in your life when you have felt overwhelmed and how you handled it."
"Did you ever play hoops against the Lady Vols?"
"From a student's point of view, how can our school impliment ethics into the curriculum?"
"You're treating a patient. You determine that one specific treatment would be the best for this patient. However, when you look at the insurance chart, you see that it's not covered, but something else that you feel would be less effective is, and getting the patient to admit to one more relatively small symptom would be enough to get the treatment you desire covered by the insurance. What would you do?"
"its funny. you spend all of your time researching questions, then figuring out answers. just speak from the heart. the question asked of me was tell us about ethics issues going on. i named a few, and then got pointed answers for the few i named. point here, is that i totally directed the interview. if i really had thought about it, could have done anything i wanted, and totally controled it to go as i wanted."
"Give an experience where I went into an exam where I felt very uncomfortable (unprepared), my reaction, the result and what I did about it."
"Nothing really too interesting, mostly converstational questions. "
"A 14 year old girl is pregnant and her mother wants her to have an abortion but the girl wants to keep the baby. What do you do?"
"there were not really any mind blowing questions. i think if i had to choose it would be, " name two people in your life who have the biggest influence on you.""
"Judging from your recommendation letters, You seem to have an obssessive compulsive personality, how do you think this will affect your ability as a student? I don't actually have OCD, but I am borderline anal-retentive. I actually laughed at this and responeded with my comment that I am merely structured and organized, and it simply depends on your perspective. I had them laughing at my answer, and I was accepted, so I guess it wasn't a bad answer after all."
"Take either Euthenasia or Abortion. Talk about it in first the Global context, how does it affect the whole world, then talk about some specific issues surrounding the topic, then talk about your personal feelings about it. Wanted to see if we could organize our thoughts properly."
"Did you get to try any BBQ while you were here in Kansas City?"
"We talked about my undergrad. research a lot."
"A heavy fog surrounds the hospital. An elderly man on the only ventilator. A teenager in a car accident needs the ventilator. The elderly man's family refuses to disconnect for another patient. What do you do?"
"What criteria do you consider going to a medical school?"
"I wasn't asked anything incredibly surprising. I was asked about a mediocre grade that I had gotten in mathematics. This was a little weird since it wasn't a required class for admission to UHS. It seemed a little nit-picky to me. "
"what do you do to relax"
"If I would administer lethal injection to a prisoner if I was a physician"
"What do you think of Kansas City? What do you do for fun? Nothing mind provoking. "
"If a patient came to you with a printout from the internet of some disease and was convinced that they had it, how would you handle it?"
"What are some examples of advances in the microbiology field that benefit us?"
"Do you have any literary skills that set you apart from others (I still am questioning the true meaning of this question, and should have asked for a better explaination but I answered it anyway)."
"none.was asked an abortion/ethical scenario type question. "
"Where do you think medicine is going and give me some ethical dilemas that may arise from this?"
"My computer isn't working--can you have a look at it? (I work in computer support.)"
"What are some of the problems you will experience while practicing medicine?"
"How'd you feel about organic chemistry? Were you going through difficulties while taking this course?"
"How do you perceive fear? And how would you handle it?"
"Tell me about Cottey (which is my alma mater and also where I am currently working--I didn't expect to be asked this)."
"What do you think about stem cell research?"
"Do you think you will have problems dealing with ethical issues such as abortion/euthanasia/physician assisted suicide etc?"
"With all the online drugs, how would you talk to a patient who has a self diagnosis of what drug they want?"
"With regard to euthanasia, I was given scenarios of a patient on/not on a ventilator and asked what a physician should do. What is the familyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s part in the decision? Where do we draw the line?"
"Do you think Dr. X is a better doctor because he is a D.O? Why?"
"One of your patients, who is HIV+, collapses across the street from a heart attack. You just had oral surgery done. Would you perform mouth to mouth?"
"What extracurricular activities do you plan on doing later in life?"
"Where did you eat for dinner last night in Kansas City?"
"How did the events of September 11th affect you?"
"A couple of the ethical questions"
"Why should we choose you over the thousands of other qualified candidates?"
"If two patients needed an organ transplant how would you decide which one to give it to?"
"What are your feelings on euthanasia?"
"How did physical chemistry prepare you for medical school?"
"What if you were working at hospital where a patient was just rushed to the emergency room requiring a ventilator? Problem is, the power goes out when you get one to the patient. The only one working is the one hooked up to a patient with a terminal disease and told by the family not to pull the plug. What would you do? "
"What are some current ethical concerns facing the nation? Choosing either euthanasia or abortion, describe how societial factors can influence an individual's decision to have an abortion (for instance)? "
"What responsibility do you have to those applicants who do not get accepted?"
"What has been/was the most stressful time in your time?"
"They said, "You do realize that their are advantages and disadvantages to being denied acceptance? Are you sure your ready to give up your life?""
"Is there anything you (the applicant) were hoping we would ask you about? They made sure that I got the opportunity to tell them everything about myself that I had hoped to be able to."
"Do you study in groups or on your own?"
"Just questions regarding my application"
"If you don't get accepted into medical school, what will you do and how will you improve your application?"
"One interviewer asked me how I would handle a bad employee when I was a doctor."
"WHAT ETHICAL ISSUES DO YOU FORSEE AS BEING IMPORTANT IN THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE?"
"What book or movie have you seen recently that made you think deeply?"
"really broad/vague "tell me about a time" question"
"What would you do if you were the worst in your class?"
"None. My interview was very casual and conversational."
"What is a situation where you had to work with a group to accomplish a goal?"
"All questions about failure."
"Name one medical ethics issue. He then told me to talk about how I feel about it."
"Describe one ethical problem in medicine and argue both sides."
"No difficult questions it was all very conversational and I was able to steer the conversation to what I really wanted to talk about."
"All were easy and conversational. I did not have any ethical questions like they said we would have."
"Tell me about a time when you went into something without confidence and had an unsuccessful outcome."
"What is the hardest thing you've ever gone through, and what did you learn from it?"
"What do you think about the Affordable Care Act?"
"What causes you stress?"
"Why did you go in your (undergrad major)?"
"Explain why and you started this club at your school, what you have learned from it and accomplished, and what you wish you had accomplished that you have not yet."
"The vague ethics question."
"Why did you take the MCAT so many times? Your second to last score was fine."
"what i would do if i had an 80 year old who didn't want medical care anymore."
"None were difficult."
"How do you feel about assisted suicide?"
"They caught me off-guard by asking about the other osteopathic schools to which I applied. This information was provided in my file and one of my interviewers asked me if I had already interviewed at any of them. He asked me why I applied to Touro, I shrugged and honestly answered that I applied mostly for the location but was disappointed when I actually visited the campus. Meh."
"Describe ethical issues you may encounter"
"Tell us about a time when you were in a group and there was tension or a disagreement. How did you handle it?"
"What are ethical situations in medicine? (followed up with another ethical question based off of my first answer)"
"name an ethical situation - there are just so many to choose from!"
"On what would I base my decision about which school to attend."
"Describe an ethical issue in medicine and your view on it."
"Research issues within the state I did my undergrad?"
"Why did you apply to allopathic programs if you are interested in osteopathy?"
"None, very conversational interview."
"None of them were difficult, but I was told that I received the luckiest draw as far as the two interviewers go. Apparently one of the other interviewers that I did not have was notorious for asking why questions (why did you do this instead of that in your app) with the sole intent of seeing your response and how you handle the question."
"What is it about KCUMB's curriculum that I think will help me in rural medicine?"
"I dont think anyone was all that difficult. If I had not had a working knowledge of stem cell research the ethical question would have been much more difficult."
"There really weren't any. As long as you're honest on your application, the questions are fun to answer! You just talk about yourself."
"I guess the back and forth made me a bit nervous, but really, nothing was difficult. They really do want to get to know you. They're not out to trick you or stump you with unusually tough questions. I thought my interviewers were great! They put me at ease right off the bat!"
"Specific ? to application"
"The ethical issue one because KCUMB seems to put a lot of emphasis on ethics and I didn't want to screw it up! "
"Why KCUMB? "
"What three things are important to have when establishing a good relationship with you patients?"
"Do you think it is ethical for parents to choose an embryo that is a match for one of their other children for the purpose of using that embryo/child's bone marrow to treat the disease the older child has?"
"not really one"
"I was asked to discuss and ethical topic of my choosing. Not tough though. It was pretty open-ended"
"What life experience most influenced your decision to pursue medicine...not that hard, but there are so many it was difficult to narrow down."
"The first one, because it was my first question at my first interview so I was terribly nervous..."
"none...all SUPER straightforward"
"give three words that describe you and then explain"
"None - all were general interview questions."
"None. The interviewers just had a relaxed conversation with me. However, there were 20 different interviewers (10 groups of 2) that interviewed ~33 applicants."
"There were no questions that took me by surprise, and the interview felt less like an interrogation and more like talking with my professors or family doctor."
"What do you feel will be your greatest challenge during your years as a medical student?"
"I didn't have any difficult questions; the interview was really laid back. It felt more like conversation with a teacher than an interview. "
"How would you deal with a patient suffering from a disease caused by their lifestyle (ie smoking/drinking) who wouldn't take your advice?"
"What have I learned from my brother's death?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? The first time I answered it apparently wasn't good enough, because he asked it twice."
"none were hard"
"Something ethical involving treating someone because of family pressure even though you knew the person requested no treatment"
"How do you think you're doing (in the interview)?"
"I wasn't asked any difficult questions. All the questions were the generic ''why do you want to be a doctor, why do you want to go here'' etc. "
"Should America adopt socialistic medicine. It was difficult because I felt that they didnt like my answer, yet I stood firm on my position."
"If a mother comes into your clinic 15 years from now, with her 13 year old daughter who is pregnant, and asks for help getting her an abortion, what would you do?"
"What characteristics do you think are important as a physician?"
"Do you want to attend this medical school?"
"You've struggled in some science classes--how do you plan to improve in medical school?"
"What about you will make you a successful physician?"
"What haven't we asked you that you came prepared to talk about? This was at the very end and I felt we discussed everything I wanted to so it was somewhat tough to come up with some good info here. "
"Medical ethics are becoming more and more important in the field of medicine. Please choose and talk about an ethical issue that is of particular interest to you. "
"If 3 of your friends were here, what would they say about you?"
"A basic ethical question...(don't want to be too specific, I was told the school warns students not to post negative feedback."
"None were really all that difficult. The interview was very conversational and they really knew my file! The interviewers almost seemed tailor-made for me."
"None were too difficult, just talked about my application. Both of the interviewers were very easygoing and actually fun to talk to."
"If someone you have known for years asks you to prescribe medication that you suspect he will purposely overdose on, what would you do?"
"If you are accepted here and at other places, why would you choose to come here instead?"
"In Missouri, there was an amendment on the ballot to protect human cloning from being banned under the guise of promoting stem cell research. They asked me if I had seen the commercials and how I felt about the debate."
"What is one of your weaknesses - this is always a hard one for me because it is hard to think of how to answer without feeling like you are hurting your chances at getting in."
"Do you think attitudes about extended life will change in the future. (After some clarification I believe the question was reguarding the low quality of life at the end of life and opinions on assisted suicide)."
"''So, what school do you want to go to?'' This question just caught me off guard. "
"from file - about how i got along with someone i didn't ask for a letter from"
"See above :)"
"''If you graduated in 2001, why have you waited until now to apply?''"
"A woman with cancer wants to quit treatment. What do I say?"
"What is a current ethical issue today, discuss your view and how that will influence you as an Osteopathic Physician."
"The health care question"
"Compare the health care system in India and the US (since i grew up in India)"
"What do you wish I would have asked you?"
"Nothing. The questions seemed dull, uninteresting. Very generic.Not very challenging."
"How do you feel about stem-cell research and why is it controversial?"
"If you had a terminally ill patient that wanted to give up and die, what would you do?"
"Explain the research you did (my research was in pharmacology a year ago and the interviewer was a professor of pharm, so he asked details). Also, out of 3 pressing issues in medicine currently, discuss one of them (I spoke about stem cell research)."
"Do you feel that you as a physician should give services to uninsured people?"
"What brought you into medicine? (easiest...but hardest)"
"Various ethical questions."
"again, nothing was too difficult. the worst one was probably "why DO?"...but everyone knows to expect that. "
"Same as above"
"How would you handle a patient that brought you a printout of a drug they saw on t.v and said they wanted this drug. "
"somehow i walked into all the ethical questions- how do you feel about stem cell research, genetic mapping, abortion, etc."
""If you are a family medicine physician and one day, a mother comes in with her 13 year old daughter and the mother wants to get an abortion, how will you solve this problem?""
"They kept asking why I wanted to be a doctor instead of other healthcare professions (like nurses)"
"What do you think the challenge will be for physicians in 10 -15 years?"
"I was asked what someone might say are my #1 strengths and weaknesses. Also explaining a certain Physics grade on my transcript. "
"If all the schools you applied to accepted to you, where will you go and why? I was tempted to say KCUMB, but I chose to say MSUCOM b/c it will grant me in-state tuition."
"Name a time when you have to had a confidence problem and had to overcome it -- what did you do?"
"There were not that difficult of questions. I was asked to describe a difficult time in college and how I dealt with it. This was hard, only b/c I havent been in college for 4 years."
"None were difficult. Mainly just required honest answers."
"One person was asked how would you fix health care and when their answer wasn't what the interviewer was looking for they kept asking the same question over and over."
"Why are you interested in medicine? (Why does anything interest you? That's such a hard question to answer)"
"nothing. They barely asked me ANY questions, just conversated for over half an hour!"
""Tell me about yourself." I hate this question and never know when to stop talking!"
"If you were a doctor, what would you do to overcome the healthcare crisis and how would you promote this among other doctors?"
"There was some type of ethical question. I don't remember the specifics."
"Tell us a little bit about yourself (just because I think this is too vague and I never know what to say)"
"You are interested in KCUMB because of our incorporation of spirituality in medicine, how do you plan on incorporating spirituality in your pactice?"
"I was not asked any difficult questions at all. The interview was purely conversational and very low stress."
"No real difficult questions, though I did get asked the ethical question. The question was to name an ethical issue and take a stand on that issue. I was probed further with a twist in the ethical issue I proposed but take comfort in the fact that it is acceptable to say "I don't feel that I can honestly answer that question". I think they just wanted to see that I knew what was going on in medicine and had an opinion on it. They also seemed to be OK with me saying that I don't have all the answers."
"How do you see yourself as a student at KCUMB?"
"They asked if I had applied to both MD and DO schools, and whether I would go to a DO school even if I was accepted at an md school."
"What is your greatest flaw/weakness? or the ethical/ moral one."
"When I say the words "ethical issues" what thoughts come to your mind? "
"nothing difficult at all"
"Name the top 5 problems with medicine today."
"None were difficult. Thay used my personal statement and wanted me to back up my claims for self motivation and teamwork with real examples. "
"Would you prescribe birth control to adolescents and why?"
"I see here that you are a science major; explain a non-science class that you have taken that was difficult for you and why you thought that was."
"What are your thoughts on the Terri Schaivo Case?"
"Nothing too bad, but maybe name and explain an ethical dilemma."
"How would you deal with all the information that will be thrown at you during med school?"
"Are there any ethical issues in the news today that you feel are important?"
"Have you ever thought about any other type of profession besides becoming a doctor? (I hadn't ever thought about any other profession outside the healthcare field so it was hard to explain myself)"
"There were no difficult questions... the whole interview was very conversational."
"nothing really difficult was asked -- no ethical questions. the most difficult question was probably about a time when i failed at work and what i learned from it. "
"What types of situations at school bring up your stress levels?"
"Name 3 problems facing healthcare today and discuss one of them."
"Describe an instance when you did not get along with a coworker and how you resolved the issue. (Only difficult because I did not prepare for the question and described an instance where nothing was really resolved so it was spur of the moment thinking)"
"Nothing too hard just mostly things from my file: tell me about your mission trip in Cuidad Juarez (what neighborhood where you in?)."
"Something ethical in medicine."
"How did 9/11 effect you? I felt like I really bombed this question and danced around it and in the end I don't know if I even answered it."
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"There was one question in which I wasn't sure what he wanted. He was asking what I would do if someone around me was doing something unethical. I answered as if it were a friend or colleague doing something. But I think he meant it more geared to patients. They then asked if there was anything I wouldn't do as a doctor because it was unethical. "
"Tell me about yourself. I hate open questions! "
"Why didn't you have a DO write you a letter of recommendation?"
"What kind of doctor do you want to be? (I applied for their Masters program) Why did you move to Kansas from Colorado?"
"Your father is an M.D., why a D.O. program?"
"Know your strengths and weaknesses."
"Nothing to hard, explain why you chose to be a bartender for a year."
"What does society think of the medically uninsured?"
"There are many ethical issues in medicine today. Discuss one of them and explain to me your stance on the issue. "
"What are your weaknesses? Know what your strengths and weaknesses are!!!"
"future of medicine (see Q2)"
"Medical school is an academically very challenging endeavor. Explain to us how we will know that you will succeed?"
"Follow-up to previous question...Now your patient asks for euthanasia, what do you do?"
"Could you tell me a little about your first three years of elementary school? (What? - this one threw me for a loop)"
"What do you think about stem cell research?"
"Why would you choose to go here as opposed to other schools you are accepted to?"
"What are your feelings on cloning?"
"Nothing difficult. Just know yourself and be genuine in the interview."
"How would you deal with patients from another culture if they did not wish to receive treatment based on personal or cultural beliefs?"
"Tell me about yourself. What do you like to do for fun? Why osteopathic medicine? Why Kansas City? (All one question!) He told me to talk about myself for about 10 minutes."
"There werent any difficult questions"
"How I would handle certain stressful situations with patients. Just be yourself, and stand by your answers."
"Describe the two main positions of the issue of embryonic stem cell research."
"None really, they were all fairly easy questions."
"How do you feel about Good Samaritan Laws?"
"What are your strengths?"
"The most difficult question I received was a non-question. The interviewer was unprepared and did not seem to know what to ask me, so he fixated on something irrelevant , kept repeating himself and looked at me inquiringly without ever having asked a question. I should have asked what, exactly, he wanted to know."
"What are the pro's/con's of an ethical situation?"
"You have excellent grades, however, you got a "C" in organic chemistry. Can you explain that?"
"Explain how your experiences on your mission relate to medicine."
"You are a family practioner, and you have your wisdom teeth pulled. On the way home, you see one of your patients hurt and bleeding. You know the patient is HIV-+ and needs mouth-to-mouth rescuscitation - do you give it?"
"What is the major problem facing medicine today, and how will I contribute to correct it?"
"How would you tell a patient if you discovered that he had a terminal illness?"
"None were really difficult."
"Nothing was really difficult. Strengths and weaknesses, if i am going to retake the mcat, my scores were low, but my gpa was high enough they just want to get to know you. Nothing was hard. Just know who you are and it will shine through"
"Tell me about yourself."
"What are your thoughts on euthanasia?"
"Have you ever work in the hospital?"
"A specific question about physiology that pertained to my research. (The interviewer was a physiologist)"
"Why DO? Why do you want to be a doctor? There were no ethical questions asked"
"What kind of issues do you see yourself facing as a physician within the next ten years?"
"Ethical question: If a heavy fog surrounds the hospital and a young boy (14 yrs. old) was admitted to the hospital. The boy needs a ventilator and the only ventilator in the hospital was being used by an older man who is in a coma. The family members of the older man did not want to disconnect and give the ventilator to the young boy. What would you do?"
"In light of my low undergraduate GPA, how do I expect to handle the rigorous classes in medical school. "
"Nothing really difficult because I expected the worst, but one asked if I ever dealt with an ethical issue myself and how I handled it. "
"Why D.O. when you have a M.D. father."
"Do you think you will have any problems keeping up with the rest of the class in med school?(I am a non-traditional)"
"What is the most pressing issue in medicine today?"
"No question was difficult because the interview really was conversational."
"Probably getting through the first question of why I want to be a doctor/DO/UHS student. It was my first interview and I still found it tough to enunciate."
"nothing really hard at all to be quite honest. you hear that a lot from here im sure, but that is the truth."
"Give the global consequences of either euthanasia or abortion, the societal impacts and then my personal opinion. Very difficult to answer on the spot."
"None of the questions were very difficult to answer."
"If an elderly patient of mine was terminally ill and he and his family were asking me to increase his pain medications, and I was already dosing the maximum recommended, what would I do?"
"Nothing difficult. If you get an ethical question just stick to your answer and you'll be fine. "
"what do you see as the biggest problem facing medicine and where do u see medicine heading in the next ten years?"
"What are some moral/ethical issues facing doctors in years to come. Didn't want to know anything about them, but it was still hard to think. I just said, Abortion, Euthenasia, HIPPA (Information privacy), and stem cell research. I wish I could have had more, that's what made the question so hard."
"Why should we pick you?"
"Ethical issues in medicine - what comes to mind? It's hard to pick just one issue and go with it. I talked about abortion."
"Don't you think it will be difficult to go back to medical school with students that are younger than you? What difficulties do you think you'll face and how will you overcome them? (I'm in my 30's.)"
"Why don't you want to go into dentistry?"
"I was asked what I had thought about the Florida woman situation. It was very broad so I didn't know if they were asking about the ethics of the situation or the legality of state intervention. However, I just gave my opinion on both. There isn't really a right or wrong answer."
"pick an ethical situation and describe the arguments"
"What would I do if I was a physician and I had just had dental surgery and I saw one of my patients who was HIV+ collapse and they needed mouth to mouth..."
"all questions were pretty easy. If you are invited for an interview, there's a good chance that you will be accepted because you are qualified. they just want to see if you have some degree of intelligence, normal, and carry on a conversation."
"Nothing Really. I was asked why it took me 4 years in college to realize that I liked medicine. (I was a computer science major and switched to molecular biology before I graduated. I found out I loved medicine when I became a paramedic.)"
"Nothing at all"
"Not really difficult--but how would you advise parents on a child being mentally and physically impaired."
"Regarding architecture and medicine, which is science and which is art?"
"same as above. mostly get to know you sort of questions."
"Same as above."
"What do I think of stem cell research"
"None of them were hard. I did hate getting asked where else I had interviewed and what the outcome was."
"As someone who has come from the former Soviet Union can you compare and contrast their system of providing medicine with our system? "
"Is there anything else you think we should know?"
"There wasn't anything that was too difficult."
"What would you like us to know about you that we haven't talked about?"
"What do you think about Euthanasia? What do you think will be the biggest health care problem in the future?"
"Where do you see the future of medicine heading?"
"I told them about me being a caring person that wanted to care for my patients in the best way possible. They then asked what I would do if my favorite patient died."
"I was asked an ethical question regarding whether or not to give mouth to mouth to an AIDS patient with a head wound."
"My Opinion on physcian assisted suicide"
"What do you think will be some ethical concerns in the future?"
"If an 84-year old female patient of yours has cancer and is expected to pass away within 3-6 months, how do you advise her family members on whether or not to sell her home and car?"
"None were difficult. Nearly all the questions were about my file."
"None really. THey were all thought provoking and the interviewer was kind enough to acknowledge straught from the beginning that there was no right or wrong answer to any fo the questions that she was about to ask."
"What are you going to do if you fail the first semester? answered completely and then asked what I would do if I again failed the next semester."
"What are your weaknesses, how do you think you will overcome them?"
"NONE! They really make an effort to make every individual candidate comfortable and NOT stressed. Although I did have a major RED FLAG in my application they did not specifically asked me about it. I was given a chance to discuss any points I wanted to bring up and I thought I'd better address the red flag since they didn't!"
"What is the most important ethical issue facing America today?"
"What comes to mind when I say the words "ethical issues"?"
"Hyp: "Woman and man walk in to your office with a 3 year old boy who needs a tissue transplant. The woman happens to be pregnant with a second child. They want you to test the amniotic fluid to see if it's going to be a match. If not she wants to abort. What do you do?""
"None were difficult, I was very lucky..."
"Given the large number of applicants for each seat, why should we accept you?"
"How did 9/11 affect you?"
"none, they were all get to know you questions!"
"Name one of the most challenging situation in your life and how did you overcome it?"
"He asked me what was the difference between doctor-patient relationship now and 15 years ago? And if the relationship now was more negative, why I wanted to be a doctor?"
"WHAT IMPRESSION OF YOURSELF DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE US WITH"
"Choose one current topic of controversy in medicine today and give us your opinion on it."
"reviewed my app and secondaries"
"SDN, practice questions"
"Watched MMI videos on youtube, talked to friends who had done MMI's."
"SDN, MMI questions, reading application, practicing top medical school interview questions"
"Studied the school and my own written answers, searched up interview questions and came up with mock answers."
"Practice interview general questions, SDN"
"SDN, carefully reading through the site learning more about the campus and school, mock interviews"
"Read secondary responses, researches school website."
"SDN interview feedback questions, mock interviews with friends, online research on KCU"
"Reviewed the KCU website relentlessly."
"SDN, spoke to alumni"
"Read my application, researched the school, practiced interview questions."
"Read sdn interview feedback, practiced questions out loud, stayed calm"
"Interview feedback forum, studying schools website"
"Practice questions, SDN"
"Read the website"
"KCUMB web site, SDN, review primary & secondary applications, review research material"
"Much deep introspection and some mock interviewing."
"Read the website and reviewed my secondary/primary."
"Researched the school and the city, mock interview, practice questions"
"Questions on here... That's it!"
"Reading through the feedback on SDN."
"Watch/read news. i went on CNN.com and read some articles under "health" tab to gain some info about any current health issues."
"Read up on the school on its website and SDN"
"Reviewed interview feedback on SDN, reviewed my AACOMAS application and secondary application, and visited the school website."
"Researched the school, went over my application, looked on SDN."
"researched the school, looked up interview questions online."
"No special preparation."
"Reviewed basic interview questions on SDN."
"Went over in my head and spoke out loud about why I want to be a doctor, what kind of doctor, why DO over MD, what I'm looking for in a med school, why KCUMB, and what I'll be able to contribute with a D.O."
"Researched school online, read brochure, spoke with friend who goes to school"
"Looked over questions that other interviewees listed on studentdoctor.net, read up on ethical issues, current issues in medicine, made sure I could explain my research well."
"Practice interviews, reading SDN, researching health reform, ethical issues, etc."
"SDN, questions, interview book"
"Read SDN interview feedback. Made up my own questions and answered briefly on Word document."
"Researched the school, mock interview, studentdoctor.net"
"KCUMB website, my app, secondary"
"Mock interview and discussions with other candidates from previous years."
"SDN feedback, Healthcare news, and looked over my research and application."
"Researched questions asked, health care in MO, Medicare and Medicaid."
"SDN, KCUMB website and catalog, review applications"
"SDN, mock interview with friend with practice questions. Talk in front of the mirror to examine facial expressions. I knew that the interview format would be a 2 of them one of you format (2-1). "
"Researched school website, reviewed application materials. "
"Looked over application, SDN, mock interview and researched school. Honestly, didn't put much time into preparation, probably should've done more."
"SDN/Mock interviews/researched KCUMB site/and had a working knowledge of my application"
"Mock interviews, read ethics/health reform/health news articles, SDN"
"Read over my application material"
"sdn, reviewed biomedical textbook, a student gave me some background about who interviewed me"
"Reread my application/essays, SDN, looked at their website. Talk over some example questions with my parents the night before."
"SDN, school's website, reading over my own materials"
"SDN, read the website, read through my primary and secondary apps"
"sdn, another interview, the medical school interview"
"SDN, my app, health policy/ ethics news articles, school website"
"Took inventory of myself, mock interviews, SDN, read-up on health policy and medical ethics, and talked with an advisor."
"Read up on the school"
"Read about osteopathic med, read about the school, reviewed secondary."
"read over my application"
"Read SDN, read KCUMB's website, researched and thought about healthcare and ethical issues, and asked my student host about her experience."
"SDN, Secondary, Ethics Website"
"looked over my application materials and read about osteopathic medicine"
"SDN, KCUMB website, read up on political candidates, healthcare topics, and ethical issues."
"I read my application, recited my answers to some questions in a mirror, and read up on KCUMB's history, research, etc."
"For this particular interview, I over-prepared. I studied the SDN interview questions for this University and then made sure that I knew the answers to all of the questions that had been asked of previous students. Know your medical politics, especially with regard to healthcare in the US and Canada. Also, I studied my application materials so that I would know what topics they could draw questions from."
"Read over my AACOMAS, personal statement, and SDN."
"Read SDN, my AACOMAS application and my second personal statement that I wrote for KCUMB. "
"My file, SDN, studied current hot topics in medicine and healthcare"
"SDN, reviewed ethical topics online, reviewed my essay and experiences, went to bed early the night before"
"I didn't prepare. I just went it and treated it like I was testifying in court (that's actually a part of my job). "
"SDN feedback, committee interview at undergrad institution, reading over secondary application"
"SDN feedback, reading online about the school"
"SDN, school website, looked over essays written for application"
"I have been to an open house, sat in on lectures before. So that really helped. Other than that I read their website. SDN. "
"SDN, School Website, Looked over my primary/secondary apps and personal statements"
"SDN interview feedback, read over AACOMAS and secondary applications, wrote answers to common questions, reviewed material sent by the school, talked to current students."
"No prep. Except for logging onto SDN and reading the posting."
"reviewed my file, interview feedbacks, info about osteophathy and the school"
"SDN, read my essays and applications"
"Student Doctor Net, KCUMB website, reviewing my application materials, and pre-interview with my undergraduate pre-med advisors."
"SDN, mock interview, looked at the school's website"
"sdn, schools website, talked with current students "
"aacomas application, interview workshop, practice questions, read secondary, and SDN."
"School's website, pre-med committi interview"
"On-line review of material. I found out the President of the school is a lawyer who makes close to a million per year. Her actual pay is $948 K per year. No wonder why the tuition increase every year. "
"SDN interview feedback, read over my file, searched hot ethical topics"
"Read through my application, SDN, KCUMB website, spoke with alumni."
"SDN. Other interviews."
"SDN, school website, read file"
"Read the school's catalog, read over my application, prepared a few questions in advance"
"Read Interview Feedback. Searched the internet for common interview questions and wrote down answers to them. I rehearsed the answers I wrote, and then did a mock interview with my university's career center."
"SDN website and KCUMB/COM website"
"SDN, read about the school, reviewed possible questions on various web sites."
"Studied the school and D.O. history"
"SDN interview feedback"
"I went over my AACOMAS application, supplemental application, went over questions people posted on this website, and had a mock interview. "
"read SDN feedback, stayed with a student, emailed with current student, read KCUMB website, read book on DOs read book on medical ethics"
"Researched Osteopathic Medicine, SDN"
"Read over my application, reviewed ethical issues, KCUMB website, e-mailed current student at school"
"Reviewed viewbook, website, SDN, personal file."
"Read SDN, KCUMB website, Personal Statement, The Difference a D.O. Makes, etc."
"SDN and School's website"
"read this website, looked at the schools website"
"Read personal statement, SDN, a book about Osteopathy"
"Student of KCUMB that is a friend of mine, SDN, Personal Statement, Interview feedback, KCUMB website."
"This site, reviewed primary and secondary apps, school website."
"Read about the school on the www. Used this site."
"SDN, look over my primary and secondary app., mock interview, practice questions"
"school website, SDN, osteopathic literature, researched publication on ethics in medicine"
"Read the components of my file again, researched the school and state, prepared "
"sdn, KCUMB website, AACOMAS application"
"Looked at practice interview questions, interview skills workshop, read about controversial issues in medicine."
"Read SDN, KCUMB website, and interview feedback."
"SDN, Websites, mock interviews, kept current with news"
"Reviewed school website, and SDN."
"reading up on the school, checking out this site"
"SDN, School website and materials, aacom.or stuff on osteopathic medicine"
"Studied recent ethical issues. Re-read my personal statement and secondary application. "
"Read my essays, researched the school, SDN"
"read over my application, this website, and the school's website and DO history stuff."
"SDN, their website, reading journal articles. Its funny I read many articles about end of life and only one on abortion and I got asked a question about abortion."
"I read over this website and noted down the important tips. I read over all of my application. I also called in to double check my interview day and my application (it got there the day before my interview day)"
"Contacted current students, looked at sample interview questions, had a mock interview, looked at the school's website"
"SDN, talked to students, read school website, studied osteopathy history."
"SDN, school website."
"I read my primary and secondary application, had a mock interview, and read KCUMB's school catalog."
"SDN, mock interview, read A.T. Still Autobiography"
"this site, practice questions"
"I didn't really prepare. My previous interviews at other schools served as adequate preparation."
"Reviewed SDN, secondary, info about the school."
"Read stuff on here, read over my application and school website, looked over healthprofessions.org"
"read stuff online, SDN"
"Read the blogs about the school. Used this site. "
"SDN site, read my AMCAS personal statement, practiced answering basic questions, talked to a couple of current students and asked them tons of questions"
"SDN, mock interview, reviewed application and practiceed questions. "
"The school's website, SDN, mock interview, reviewed my applications, thought of possible questions"
"SDN website, school's website, researching medical school interviews, reading over supplemental application, etc."
"Student interview feed back provided here. Readthe student guides the UHS sent to me."
"SDN, read AMCAS application"
"sdn, website, applications"
"I looked over the info. on line, and talked with my sister's college roommate, and her friends who attend KCUMB."
"SDN, Research school website, read over my personal statement etc."
"I shadow an alumni of KCUMB so I asked him tons of questions. Read through SDN. Read over my application the night before and researched the schools website."
"I read this website and thoroughly took notes on difficult questions, had a mock interview, talked with a current KCUMB student, and reviewed the information I sent in with my application."
"Student Doctor forum, interview critiques, reviewed application."
"Read the website, this website"
"sdn and lotsa booze the night before."
"SDN, primary/secondary application, school web."
"read about ethical issues, news, SDN feedback, student forum"
"It was my first and was scheduled very fast. I read through every page of the website I could dig up. Read SDN."
"Read my file, met with two physicians that helped me brainstorm, had friends ask me questions."
"SDN, reread applications"
"My primary and secondary applications, the schools website, SDN, and I researched the history of and principles for osteopathic medicine."
"sdn, looked at the website, mock interview"
"Read SDN, looked over KCUMB website."
"SDN, read my application, mock interview"
"studentdoctor.net, read KCUMB's website"
"Studied up on the school, its curriculum, facilities and did a mock-interview."
"I read over my application and the school website. I also read the feedback here from other interviews."
"Read about DO history"
"I read questions on Studentdoctor.net, current issues on the net, and read over my application"
"SDN, read over my file, studied up on the DO philosophy and Hx."
"read the school's website"
"SDN,KCUMB website, AACOM website"
"SDN, Reviewed my application"
"Read SDN and looked over applications."
"Read SDN, read my application over"
"I looked at profiles on SDN and prepared answers to the questions. I also had someone ask me some of the questions from this site. Earlier I had an interview with my premedical committee. Lastly I just read over my personal statement, my information, and ethical issues that I found on the internet. "
"SDN, looked at the school's website"
"I didn't prepare as well as I should have. Needed to read a little more about osteopathic, and have my answers about it more succinct."
"I read the web-site a little."
"SDN, Mock interview, reviewed my apps. "
"Read SDN feedback responces. Went over my application. Rehearsed mentally during the car ride."
"I read over the schools website. Talked to current students. Read feed back on this website. Prepared some answers to general interview questions"
"Two mock interviews, researched osteopathic medicine, read all these comments here at studentdoc.net, and ate a lot of raisins."
"I read the postings on here, went over my application."
"read this website "
"I talked to one of my friends that had already received an acceptance letter from the school about his interview."
"SDN, School Website"
"Didn't. I had two previous interviews so I kind of went with that. Look at this site, a bit at the school's website."
"Thoroughly researched D.O. history, philosophy, studentdoctor.net, went over experiences, mock-interviews, and read a Barons book on how to interview well."
"Read my file, looked over all my extracurriculars and research, went over SDN Interview Feedback, and prepared my answers mentally"
"SDN, reviewed my secondary application, read over their website, and spoke with a KCUMB student before interview day"
"KCUMB website, SDN (Great resource), other internet websites about ethics and such."
"SDN, KCUMB page, researched ethics topics, read over my application"
"SDN, KCUMB homepage, read up on osteopathic timeline, reviewed aacomas form"
"Looked over my application, SDN, and KCUMB website."
"Read over application, SDN."
"SDN, website, talked with a student I knew there"
"schools website, SDN "
"SDN, KCUMB website, reviewed my AACOMAS"
"I read and prepared on the philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine"
"KCUMB website, review my applications, this website. "
"Read packet they sent us, Read SDN, Re read my application, essays, personal statement, etc."
"Studentdoctor.net, previous interviews"
"Reread my essays and browsed the various interview feedback postings about the school pertaining to the type of interview and commonalities of questions asked."
"SDN, read apps., talked to a friend who is currently in the school."
"Reading posts on SDN, reading KCUMB website, talking with current students"
"SDN, KCUMB website,and reading over my applicaiton materials."
"Read SDN interview feedback; prepared list of many anticipated questions and answered all of them so I would not be caught off guard; reviewed osteopathic history & philosophy; knew my file contents; personal reflection on my background and motivation."
"SDN, Mock Interview with University Faculty, Read up on the Osteopathic Profession, Watch CNN regularly"
"studentdoctor, my AACOMAS and my secondry"
"SDN, school site, read common interview question book for med schools"
"SDN website, read over my application"
"studentdoctor.net, read my file, reflected on meaning of life"
"SDN website, read up on the definitions of D.O., re-read my application essay."
"Attended the all-day sales pitch and attended guest night the night before."
"This site, my application, talked to others who had interviewed there."
"Talked to others looked at my essays looked at this website."
"Student doctor network, talking to UHS alumni, reading about osteopathic medicine."
"SDN, my application, other interview experiences"
"Researched school history."
"not exciting and answer clearly"
"Read SDN, read over my secondary. It was my fourth interview so I felt pretty prepared."
"SDN, read my personal statement, knew my motivations for medicine, osteopathic medicine and UHS"
"studentdoctor.net, reviewed ethical questions, talked to doctors I know"
"Studying interview questions posted on studentdoctor.net by students that had interviewed at UHS. Of course, my primary and secondary applications. Also, researched UHS's website."
"Studentdoctor.net, school web site, practice interview questions."
"Student Doctor Network, talking with residents in the hospital I work, practice interviews."
"Copied interview questions from the internet and had people sit down and ask me them. This website was great too. I also bought new dress shoes, those little heels made me feel so confident."
"Reviewed info. on school, reviewd info. on osteopathic medicine."
"Studied the university catalog, spoke with students, read interview questions on student doctor.net"
"SDN, UHS-COM website, primary and secondary applications"
"SDN, Ethics Case Studies"
"this site, read about the school, their curriculum, read up on osteopathic medicine, and studied my essays that I had written for the applications."
"sdn, adcomm, talking, writing, thinking, researching.... getting a new suit! hah"
"Looked over application, SDN website, practiced questions"
"SDN, read book on ethics in medicine."
"Student Doctor, spoke with osteopathic physicians, reviewed my essay"
"Read my application, SDN, read a book on Osteopathy."
"i went through this database of questions and picked all the questions people were asked and answered them ahead of time. i also found lists of commonly asked questions. also i read alot on common ethical situations, there are alot of good websites out there. "
"I printed out all of the questions from this website (I guess this reinforces my interviewers observations of my so-called-OCD)! I read an ethics book and discussed questions with fellow applicants (not at the interview, but just general conversations on ethical topics). It helps to hear other people's opinions on ethical dilemmas."
"SDN, asked the students questions while I was there waiting to go up."
"SDN, read school's handbook ahead of time."
"SDN, school websites, mock interviews, read book on osteopathy"
"Read SDN's interview feedback, reviewed my application and essay questions."
"college catalog, talking with students at the school during the interview day."
"UHS website, SDN, reviewed books on ethics and health care issues, looked over primary and secondary applications"
"website, personal statement, do hx"
"SDN,Books and articles on current medical issues & ethics, AOA Website,supplemental application"
"SDN (almost everyone that was interviewing was on here), Read the catalog, interview forums, my application, and I stayed with a student at the school to learn more about Kansas City and the program."
"Read SDN, knew my file both primary and secondary very well, read online about school, researched osteopathic medicine as much as possible, but SDN was the KEY to preparation!!!!"
"SDN, my school's feedback forms, reading the school catalog, looking over my application"
"SDN, school's website"
"read their website, DO books, ect..."
"Read up on the school and the Osteopathic scene."
"this web site, practice interviews"
"Read feedback from this site, read "The D.O.s", re-read my essays, read up on current events, reviewed UHS's website, talked to current students."
"I read the college's catalog book and matterials on the college's website. I also practiced answering some of the most common interview questions."
"This website, talked with a resident doctor, relaxed and prayed."
"SDN, Read college catalog and my application."
"Read this site's interview feedback, read the school's website, read my AACOMAS and secondary applications, had mock interviews, and was sure to be up on current events, especially in health care."
"Reviewed my secondary and personal statement"
"interview books, websites, other pre-med students"
"SDN, talked with friend who attends school, read up on current issues in medicine"
"SDN, previous interviews, Kaplan med school workbook"
"feed back, knew myself"
"school's website, reviewed my app"
"The school's website and info they sent me, Kaplan, Pfizer guide,SDN, and other websites"
"SDN, UHS Website, D.O. Mentors"
"SDN, Gevitz's book"
"SDN, talked with friends about ethical issues and the current healthcare situation in America. I also re-read my application answers and printed out a lot of literature from the internet regarding ethical and medical issues today."
"Read over the web site and the book they sent and also looked at some potential interview questions on SDN and other interview sites. "
"SDN, practice questions, applications, UHS website"
"SDN; past applicants"
"SDN, other websites that listed mock interview questions, re-read my personal statement, and kept up on current events"
"SDN- read up on school, dredged up and reviewed primary and secondary apps and statements. Read Norm Gevitz book on D.O.'s."
"SDN forums, interview feedback, all the usual."
"SDN, research on the school, mock interviews, compiling other interview mistakes and strengths"
"SDN interview feedback questions and forum. Read the UHS catalog in addition to all the other useful information the school sent with the interview letter. "
"SDN interview feedback and posts, read UHS website"
"reviewed my application"
"SDN, Kaplan interview book, and several mock interviews"
"Visited the school several times, sdn, the usual stuff."
"SDN of course! Read through the website and reviewed my application."
"Read my applications"
"read this and asked questions on the forum."
"Read about the school and read everything I wrote in my essays. Know myself and my motivation well."
"Mock interviews and online resources"
"ASKED PEOPLE ON THE SDN FORUMS FOR POINTERS, WENT OVER THE USUAL LIST OF QUESTIONS THAT ARE COMMONLY ASKED"
"Read up on current medical topics. I prepared for questions as to why I applied to both MD and DO, but they didn't ask. "
"The campus/facilities are nice, cost of living is low, people are very friendly, students seem happy there."
"The food, Joplin campus, diversity of students, super nice people there."
"The organization and the enthusiasm of everyone"
"School has great facilities and is very student-centered. Student panel was well put together, having some M1's and a decent amount of M2's. All very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. Campus was an actual campus and was beautiful."
"Board scores are great, campus is really nice, everyone I meet was really friendly"
"The campus is very visually appealing and the students were very friendly"
"The people and facility leading up to the interview."
"Honest and open student ambassadors, focus on patient care"
"The new Joplin campus and how excited the staff, current students, and community seems to be about the campus"
"Welcoming students and faculty."
"The ambassadors were very informative."
"Very nice campus and facilities, great student ambassador tour, friendly interviewers"
"The school has a lot to offer its students."
"After the information session, we spent the rest of the day up until the interview with student ambassadors who were so helpful in answering questions and making the school more personal"
"The staff and students were very organized and friendly. They answered all my questions candidly. I also liked the facilities."
"VERY CONVERSATIONAL. No big pressure put on you."
"Everything!! I loved every minute I was there. The admissions staff was beyond friendly and helpful and made us feel comfortable through the entire process. Everyone I met, especially the med students who gave us the campus tour, was so nice. They made me really want to be a part of their school. The whole day was very impressive and the new dean seems very enthusiastic and hopeful about the new curriculum in terms of increasing board scores. I explored kansas city the next day as well and I think it would be a great place to live. Has some really nice areas and a huge farmers market. After interviewing at other schools, I see the difference between the schools and KCUMB definitely rose up quickly as my first choice. I feel like I will be supported here and this will make the transition into med school a lot easier. Overall, loved this school."
"Great facilities, friendly interviewers"
"The interview was incredibly conversational, and my interviewer was an amazingly interesting person. Campus is beautiful. Students are down-to-earth. Dean Dubin seems to be a powerhouse with a strong personality and fantastic track-record. New curriculum is a combination of PBL and systems, everyone seems really excited about it."
"The laid back nature of the day and friendliness of everyone at the school."
"Student ambassadors, nice facilities, warm and welcoming students in general, admissions gives you kcumb swag"
"Friendliness of admissions office, M1 students, and faculty. Commitment to academic excellence. There is a new dean that seems extremely down to earth and is commited to improving the school. The admissions director is now personally calling each student once their admissions status has been determined."
"The friendliness and attentiveness of those who I interacted with from the school. Students were also on hand to answer any questions."
"It was obvious that my two interviewers reviewed my application extensively. They knew every detail about my primary and secondary, even incorporating a lot of these elements into my interview. I genuinely felt like I experienced a "holistic" review if such a thing exists. They even commented on positive aspects of my application that they enjoyed reading."
"The community at the school"
"I LOVE the curriculum. I LOVE the fellowship opportunities and facilities. I just got that feeling like this is where I'm supposed to be! Hopefully my interviewers get the same feeling. Also I liked the gym/student center."
"Everyone one made an obvious effort to make the whole day relaxing and to help all of us feel as comfortable as possible."
"Both profs that interviewed me were very professional and nice."
"The capital investments the school has made, happiness of students, curriculum, number of clinical rotation sites."
"The friendliness of the students and staff."
"The people (students, admissions officers, interviewers), the facilities, the ridiculous amount of LCD tvs"
"the students were nice, all my questions were answered."
"The friendliness of the students."
"The facilities seemed pretty good. There are opportunities to research, which is unique for a DO school."
"The facilities and the student tour guides."
"The interviewers were very friendly, and genuinely interested in my previous experiences and why I applied to KCUMB. One of them handed me his card as I was leaving-- I could tell immediately that KCUMB staff are very approachable and supportive. Also the tour of the campus (although small) and Century Towers was very impressive."
"students, friendliness of campus, can't wait to see what the new buildings look like"
"My interviewers made me feel at ease as soon as I walked in the room and it was very conversational. They made me feel like they really wanted to talk to me. Also, the student ambassadors were so friendly and helpful. They made me feel welcome."
"The simulation lab was really neat."
"Cadaver lab and Simulator Dummies"
"The campus is beautiful and the student ambassadors were very nice."
"Schools close proximity to city, Century Towers"
"They have plans for improving the facility even more."
"The nice personality of the interviewers and students."
"The facilities and how kind the students and staff were."
"Campus and facilities are immaculate"
"In general the campus is way prettier than I thought. It was a sunny day with temps in the mid 50's in KC after a whole week of rain so I lucked out. But the overall campus has great facilities. I like the dress code, which is scrubs or professional dress, so 99% of students are wearing scrubs. The thing that impressed me the most was the curriculum and testing process. 6 week sections (essentially one subject in six weeks). With two tests (mid term and final) during the six weeks. Each section is systems of the body but incorporates all basic science in a more clinically oriented presentation."
"Everyone at KCUMB is extremely helpful and friendly. The interviewers were genuinely interesting in getting to know me as a person. "
"The campus is gorgeous, very low key, low stress interview day. Students and faculty seemed very happy to be there and not that stressed out. Seemed like the minute you get there they are trying to get you to come there, not the other way around."
"I really enjoyed the faculty members and student atmosphere"
"Students very friendly. Facilities were nice."
"Everything! I love their curriculum and I love that they're honest with you about the pros and cons of the school. I didn't get the feeling they were trying to "sell" me on the school, but rather that they were telling me how it was."
"School was very open about positives and negatives about school. Everyone was so friendly and had trouble finding anything wrong with it. Kansas City rocks!"
"Their curriculum and how positive all the staff and faculty feel about it. Everyone spoke very highly of it."
"getting measured for a white coat"
"Good balance of questioning from the admissions representative and the faculty interviewer. "
"The campus was nice (even though it was raining) and the students spent an extended period of time with us compared to other schools I have been to."
"most everything, campus, people, genesis curriculum, fellowhisp where you can be bascially a TA for year, get paid then get a year or 2 of tuition ( adds a year tho)"
"the friendliness of the students, the campus (beautiful landscaping and KC skyline view) and facilities, proximity to the city."
"The students seem pretty stoked to be there!"
"The campus was beautiful and their curriculum is unique."
"sim center, genesis curriculum, board scores, how nice everyone was"
"Everyone seems very supportive and nice, the campus actually feels like a little campus, the facilities are all very new, the faculty and staff seem to make students their number one priority, and I like the integrated curriculum."
"The facilities, the people, the curriculum...everything really"
"Nice people overall. Also, the availability of affordable housing close to the school is a big plus."
"The campus is beautiful, the friendliness of the interviewers. "
"The nice facilities, the fact that they do a lot of research, have good residency placements, the Genesis curriculum seemed to be extremely effective."
"This school prides itself on having very laid-back interviews. The reason they give is that they don't want to create an artificial environment where you feel compelled to perform, since this will not give them an adequate opportunity to observe who you really are. This makes perfect sense to me, and although they can put some pressure on you, it is only to ensure that your personality would be a good fit with the rest of the campus. They tell you that on paper, you already have the qualifications to be accepted, else you wouldn't have received an interview. During the interview, they're just out to discover how you think and what kind of personality/people skills you have. I have heard that the top academic third of med school applicants make the top third worst physicians. If this is true, this school takes measures to combat that statistic by seeking to offer positions to individuals who, having met the minimum academic requirements are then evaluated using criteria that we ourselves employ when seeking for a knowledgeable, compassionate physician: personality, critical thinking and people skills. "
"Friendly students and staff, Patient Sim Lab"
"Hearing more about the Genesis (systems based) curriculum."
"The students seemed to be really enthusiastic about attending KCUMB. The buildings are beautiful and the facilities are modern. Kansas city is also a big town so there are plenty of things to do."
"New facilities, curriculum, laid-back atmosphere, enthusiasm of students, approachability of the faculty"
"The facilities including the anatomy lab and the simulation labs, the students, the availability of lecture handouts and audio versions of lectures, the residency match rates, rotation opportunities, and the faculty"
"The warmth of the student body. I loved the feeling of family. The school itself seemed to provide countless opportunities for the education I will receive."
"Great systems-based curriculum"
"The school is very well established, and the professors are generous with their time."
"Everyone was really nice and happy to be there"
"Everything! the rotation sites, the board scores, the facilities, the staff and students are very friendly, the curriculum is awesome"
"They have amazing facilities to train you to be a physician that can communicate well with patients, everyone at the school was very enthusiastic to be there, their teaching faculty is full time, the system based learning curriculum. "
"The Clinical competency center. WOW. "
"The attitudes of the tour guides/students/faculty were very enthusiastic. I was also impressed by how quick/laid-back the interview was."
"Everyone was so friendly!"
"The combined efforts made by the admission staff in selling KCUM. Before the individual interviews,we were given a presentation about the school and Osteopathic Medicine (it was like a sales pitch for buying a time-share in Las Vegas). The guy next to me kept nodding off. Overall it was alittle lengthy."
"students seem to be very happy to be there. top nothch equipment ( they even have simulators that give birht)"
"Facilities are very high tech, 8 patient simulators. There's an apartment building across the street with beautiful facilities, is quite inexpensive, and houses mostly med students. "
"How nice everyone was"
"The enthusiastic nature of the students, the facilties, and the curriculum."
"Students were very enthusiastic and said they enjoyed going there and had time to do stuff for fun."
"The school has great facilities and the people there seemed very positive about their experience. "
"I came away feeling the school has a very solid and established program, there is extensive clinical experience, and abundant opportunity and exposure to many different fields of medicine. Also, the anatomy, micro, and OMT labs are state-of-the art! "
"They scheduled me for the wrong day (the interviews were actually supposed to be the next day) But they accomodated me and were very nice about showing me the school and giving me an interview. "
"The students did not seem too stressed out. "
"Everyone was really pumped about the school and the systems based curriculum. There's a new auditorium being constructed, one of the many examples of the institution's constant improvement and self reflection. The Clinical Competency Center was really nice - they have adult, child, and prego mother simulators. I was definitely impressed with this school. My interview group also jived pretty well together. "
"The student's and faculty's enthusiasm about the school, its curriculum, etc."
"The facilities (almost no smell in the anatomy lab). Students seem very happy the the curriculum and the faculty."
"The facilities were by far the best that I have seen. Every student I met (including someone on my flight to Denver) loved the school and had nothing but good things to say about it. The student that I stayed with let me look through his curriculum overview and notes, I am really excited about the curriculum here. This was also my first time in KC and it seems like it would be a great place to live."
"The facilities were really sparkling and the students seemed very satisfied with them. Everyone seemed gung-ho about the school and its vision."
"The friendliness of the staff and students. The state of the art facilities."
"Everyone was very friendly!! Even the staff at our hotel was friendly. I felt very comfortable with everyone I met on and off campus. Two professors sat with us at lunch and talked with us the entire time, med students were stopping by all day to say hi and ask us if we had any questions. Our two student ambassadors who spent the day with us were great resources, very open and willing to answer any questions we asked them. It was also really nice that the ambassadors told us a bit about our interviewers before we went in and I thought it was really nice that we got a tour of an off campus apartment complex and we were fitted for our white coats during the interview day."
"The new facilities, and especially the genesis curriculum. The students were all helpful, happy, and down to earth."
"Great atmosphere on campus."
"the facilities, the curriculum"
"Surprisingly, this school was very impressive in all aspects. Their flexible curriculum that introduces clinical exposure since day one was good to see. And the amount of money they've recently spent on new facilities showed. They have an entire psuedo-clinical building devoted to practice clinicals. Plus, the hosts seemed really enthusiastic. "
"high tech campus. nearly *smell-less* anatomy lab. students seemed happy. factulty seem to really be there to teach (rather than research, etc) and are very open door."
"The facilites are great and the students seemed very excited to be there."
"#1-THE PEOPLE! :) Seriously, everyone was SO kind...the place felt very welcoming and 'homey' #2-68% of graduates go into specialty areas. Although I asprire to be a pediatrician, I don't want to attend a school that will shove primary care down my throat. KCUMB gives you the opportunity to explore other options in the healthcare field for DO's :)"
"Great OMM labs and anatomy labs. They have 4 regular adult patient simulators, 2 infant, and 2 obstetric. Students loved the curriculum and said administration was really responsive."
"The facilities and the fact that the school is there for the students."
"The aproach of teaching SBL in the first two years. They really inform you about their school and anwer all of your questions."
"The new training facility and the anatomy lab."
"All the students were really happy to be there and enjoyed their school and the classes - Their anatomy lab was good and not smelly"
"Everything. BUT, especially how the school is always actively concerned about students and making the school better for the students. "
"Students were enthusiastic, school has great facilities, student housing."
"Very Little. The school is like a small community college. "
"the overall atmosphere"
"friendly, lay-backed staff, faculty, and students"
"The city isn't nearly as bad as I expected. It's very navigable. Also, the area surrounding the school wasn't as "
"The facilities were very good. I really liked the simulation lab. The campus is very nice."
"The students and staff were extremely friendly! The campus was nice and is solely a medical school, and you get some clinical training early on. The curriculum is called the GENESIS system and is systems-based."
"Super new facilities, 8 simulated patients. State of the art simulated patient interview rooms and OR."
"Friendliness of everyone there. Great community feel...great campus...great curriculum...awesome board scores...great rotations"
"Faculty, students, and the campus."
"the people were SO nice! everyone seemed genuinely happy to be there, and it seemed fairly stress free. although the school is in a crappy part of town, the facility is pretty nice and definitely makes up for it."
"The place felt like a community. It was small and everyone was quite friendly. After the pre-interview 'thing' the night before, I was waiting with a few people for the shuttle back to the hotel and there was a local meandering around (he truly looked to be in need of a case worker). Security was patrolling in his truck and stayed parked next to us. Even though he (security) didn't speak to us, it was clear he was there to make sure we were safe. There are a large number of wonderfully friendly middle eastern cab drivers in KC. Their admissions person who spoke to us in the morning was animated and made me quite excited about the school and about medicine in general. (be ready to be put on the spot, though)"
"The student ambassadors were enthusiastic and their class seems to have a lot of collaboration with one another. "
"The campus is really nice and the buildings look new inside. The students and faculty are very welcoming and willing to answer all of your questions. Also the dual MBA degree program plus they are adding another program for next year."
"the campus is really nice and the students seemed to enjoy it there."
"The school was really nice. The staff were very friendly towards us for they picked us up very early. The students were very nice and friendly, not to mention that all three were good looking. They were very enthused about their school and it was quite infectious."
"The whole process was very organized. The interviewer were very nice; the student ambassadors were super nice and they told us about the personality of the interviewers :)"
"The enthusiasm of the students."
"Good facility. Nice staff. Laid-back interview. Students liked their school."
"The curriculum is systems-based which is cool, the facilities seem nice and modern, and the patient-simulator lab that will be up and running in August sounded pretty bad-ass. The whole day was laid back. Proximity to Kansas City. Parking."
"The students were enthusiastic, but honest. The facilities were impressive, and I particularily like the study halls which have study rooms with plenty of room and a computer. The apartments located nearby (which they gave me a tour) were impressive as well (they had an excersise room, study hall, and the rooms were cute)."
"Nice facilities, up-to-date"
"everyone was really nice, they gave of tours of all of the labs (some medical schools will not show you everything)"
"Enthusiasm of students and faculty as well as the quality of the facilities."
"The building are very nice and everyone just seemed very down to earth. "
"The students that gave us the tour had a lot of positive things to say about the school. One of the guys on the tour had a twin brother going to the allopathic medical school and he pointed out many more advantages for KCUMB than KU. They are also building two new buildings at the school and one is supposed to be ready in August 2006."
"students and faculty are excited about their school, their curriculum"
"You can wear scrubs!!!!! The medical students walk around looking like they just got out of bed. "Looks very comfee" One big pajama party. (Really it looks kinda sloppy). The other schools I applied to have a dress code. No dress code here. Don't really know if this is a + or -? I am thinking a "+.""
"The students I stayed with were the nicest people- they were realistic and didn't hide anything- they told me the good and the bad. I appreciated that. "
"Student ambassaders were very positive about the school, nice campus, nice facilities, very friendly people."
"The people were so nice. The school was in excellent condition and we were treated very well. They also had us tour the apartments that were right across the street from the school. That was nice to see that housing option."
"That although the class size is 250, the campus is small and seems like a friendly community."
"Really nothing. It is my safety school. I received an acceptance letter 2 weeks after the interview. The student who lead the tour was upbeat nice. The school is just mediocre. Not good not bad."
"Everyone at the school was very happy to be there and proud of their program. I got a comfortable "small town vibe.""
"The Cirriculum is amazing and the pass rates are great! The students seems really happy."
"The campus is new looking. It is very small. You only spend 2 years at KCUMB's campus. The students tell me this is the biggest plus. "
"The amount the faculty cared about you! They really wanted to make you feel comfortable. Also the students were very happy at the school. They were genuninely happy with the school and their academic and social lives."
"Everyone at the school is very happy. They are not typical med students. Although they are very buisy studying there lives don't seem to be as stressful as other med students I have spoken with."
"Everything impressed me postively. The students had nothing negative to say and the school seemed to work on helping students get the best education. I also was impressed by the school's sincere interest in family first and spirituality. I also loved the parking because at my current school you could spend over an hour looking for a parking space."
"The students, the laid back environment, the very friendly and at-ease faculty and staff interviewers. "
"The facilities are excellent, beautiful campus, great apartments across the street, and really GREAT people. At this school, I met a ton of people that were looking forward to being doctors and treating patients. I don't get that feeling from all my pre-MD friends."
"Students were all cool as hell. Faculty and interviewers were very friendly."
"Everybody was REALLY happy. Every student said hi to you or introduced themselves, asked questions, looked like they were having a good time, etc. The facilities are excellent, and quite new. The curriculum setup and the small amount of time spent in class, and more free study appealed to me. The area is great, I felt very safe, and I'm from one of the safest towns in the U.S."
"Beautiful campus, friendly students, REALLY REALLY nice faculty, especially both of my interviewers. "
"The campus, the student ambassadors as well as other students, the kindness from faculty and staff"
"It was very upbeat and the students were positive and friendly. The OMT lab has TV's that show the instructor from 3 different angles when he is teaching OMT."
"The students seemed relaxed and not like uptight med students."
"The facilities and how friendly and happy the students and faculty are. The systems based program sounds like it will be really effective."
"The systems based program, the enthusiastic students and faculty, and the campus."
"1. Patient-Centered Curriculum (System- Based Learning)2. The dress code (either scrubs or dress casual with your white coat, no jeans here folks) 3. The study facilities in Smith Hall 4. The campus is beautiful (all brick buildings)"
"the curriculum--I know everyone says it, but it is very logical and impressive. All the students were extremely supportive of it. The anatomy lab is very clean and odor-free as well."
"Everyone at this school is so nice and down-to-earth. It seems like everyone is involved in clubs and community service, but no one complains about how much work they have to do as long as you budget your time wisely. The facilities are great despite edging on an almost okay neighborhood. Everyone seems to really care about the students and do everything in their power to help. The systems based learning seems pretty cool- no having to deal with 5+ subjects at the same time. Also, they have a dual D.O./M.B.A. program that is designed to be completed in four years (taking night/summer classes mostly)."
"How friendly the students were. Great community atmosphere. Great facilities. Everyone was so nice. I really like their systems based curriculum. Nice apartments right across the street."
"The student ambassadors were nice."
"How happy the students were. The overall attitude for both faculty and students was very positive."
"The school is beautiful and the facilities are impressive. The student ambassadors didn't hesitate to take us everywhere from the library to the OMT and anatomy lab (which by the way doesn't smell because of there state-of-the-art ventilation system). The faculty, staff and students were so nice and very willing to answer questions and even gave us advice about questions to ask once we found out who our interviewers were. "
"The people were extremely nice and they wanted to make sure not only that you were fit for their school but that THEY were fit for you which I liked. The med students that guided us around were very helpful and gave us honest answers. "
"What didn't impress me! The campus is very nice and not spread out over 4 square miles (my undergrad school is rather large). The students are extremely friendly and there wasn't a general gunner attitude on campus. The school explicitly states that family and religion is more important than schoolÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ I was generally impressed. The location of the campus is not the greatest but it was much better than what I was expecting from previous posts on this site. "
"the students seemed really nice and enthusiastic. they all emphasized that you have to have a life outside of school and that it's good to place things like family above school."
"I thought the facilities were amazing, with more additions on the way. Also there is alot of flexability in the 3rd and 4th year clerkships."
"The Genesis curriculum seems to be great. Students all seem to be happy at the school."
"Genesis curriculum, and also to find the area was not nearly as bad as I had heard. If anyone thinks this is ghetto they have never seen a real ghetto."
"The school itself is amazing judging by appearance, the curriculum is top notch, the faculty and student body are incredible and the facilities can't get any better"
"Everything! The school is state of the art, the curriculum is innovative and effective, the students seem to love being there, the environment is laid back and positive, and the school is growing at an exponential rate. "
"The students and faculty are great. I love the curriculum and early patient interaction. The facilities are very nice."
"I really liked the campus and the buildings. A lot of newer buildings and very nice. Students were nice as were the faculty."
"Awesome facilities and staff"
"The genesis program. The fact that there is immediate patient contact. I also liked the level of involvement allowed in both research and in the community. "
"There was definately some major pros and cons with this university. I really liked my ambassadors who were really enthusisastic about the school. I really like their curriculum which is a systems based approach that emphasizes early pstient exposure, etc. They have a bunch of brand new facilities. They also have a higher-than-average pass rate on the boards. "
"The school itself and especially the curriculum. I think systems based is the only way to go."
"The fabulously huge oak trees on the campus were breath-taking, but more importantly the curriculum was fundamental, the students were open and the opportunities were encouraging."
"The general friendly atmosphere of the campus. Also they are in the process of building and renovating several buildings for next year."
"The friendly students."
"The students/staff seemed to genuinely care about the students. They are really concerned with keeping their students and making sure that each student is successful."
"How friendly everyone was. All of the student ambassadors were really excited about osteopathic medicine. Century Towers located across the street is also a bonus. The other individuals being interviewed were also an extremely diverse and lively bunch."
"Century Towers, the apartment complex across from the school. You can have pets there."
"KCUMB had excellent facilities, great curriculum, and friendly staff/students."
"The curriculum is systems-based, consists of an integration of basic and clinical sciences, board scores are extremely high (~98%), the fourth year is flexible in terms of clerkship locations and electives, examinations are given at the end of each section (usually a month time lapse), the attrition rate is low, facilities were new, the school has an extensive amount of funding and is in the process of creating a new research building, the students all seemed to be very supportive of each other, and the faculty were also very nice. The anatomy lab is also equipped with good ventilation and many screens for viewing. "
"The facilities are amazing. The people are very nice and from all over the country. "
"Coming from new york city I did feel that everyone was a bit more conservative than I was but that isn't really a big problem for me just be aware of it. Also, this whole dress code thing is overblown. Its a no jeans thing but scrubs are always permitted and most of the guys just wear scrubs if they don't want to throw on some pants. As for the city being a little unattractive, at least it is still a city. You could be in a school in a much smaller place..."
"Facilities, study rooms, anatomy lab, curriculum. The school does a lot for the community."
"Everyone was very friendly and energetic about the place. "
"The organization and presentation of the entire program."
"The students were very energetic and loved the school, the campus and facilities are great"
"The students were super friendly and everyone seemed really happy to be there. The campus and buildings were very nice."
"The school as a whole was very state-of-the-art and had very nice facilities. Everyone was very helpful and happy to be there. The school definitely reinforced that they are there to help each student become successful and the students are not in a competition with each other they are there to become physicians."
"The facilities were very nice. The students were friendly and seemed happy to be there. The campus apartments across the street were nice, cheap, and convenient."
"They really know how to sell the school and they stress putting your family and faith before medical school. Almost every building we entered was brand new and they have state of the are resources. The DO/MBA program sounds great. Their goal was to accept every single student that was present that day."
"The students took time out to talk to us and everything was so well planned. "
"The facilities were all very modern and at least as good as anything I've seen at other schools. The student ambassadors wer all very helpful and ready to answer just about any question. The joint D.O./MBA program looks like a good opportunity and seems to be very well integrated into the overall curriculum (i.e., they schedule classes in the summers so as not to interfere with your regular classwork). "
"everyone was extremely warm and helpful! they were all very excited to be part of KCUMB. the students all seemed happy. one student let me borrow his cell phone."
"The students are really awesome and LOVE being at the school. They couldn't stop talking about how great it was. They also stress the importance of family. People can come in married, with children, expecting, and they provide a very welcoming environment. One couple is able to bring their infant to class with them. The school made arrangements to have the lectures projected into a special room for them. "
"The students were amazing! They were so nice and outgoing and friendly. The curriculum is awesome as well. Instead of teaching you by subjects, they teach you by body systems. That way, if you're bad in one subject, you can't fail it becuase you have the other subjects in that section to save you. The facilities are nice."
"The interview was relaxed"
"The students helping us were very positive and helpful. The school is very nice. They have just added a new clinical research center. The school has a good service oriented focus. In addition, they've earned some awards for spirituality in medicine."
"The administration responds well to student feedback. They recently added several more computers for students to use based on last year's feedback. The admissions staff who briefed us in the morning went out of the way to stress values to us. They stressed having highest priorities on religion/belief system and family before medical school. This is what they said will help you become successful. The curriculum doesn't include a biochemistry or genetics courses because they expect you to have this knowledge from your undergrad. course prerequisites."
"EVERYTHING - this was just such a night and day difference from my hometown school interview. Everything about this school was organized and professional. Everyone had answers and was willing to help!"
"I really like their curriculum. It is called Genesis which is a systems approach. Rather than studying anatomy, histology, pharm. separately, they integrated it all and you study each system at a time (ie. cardiovascular, renal, etc)"
"I liked the fact that the second year students went out into the communtity to do health screenings on elementary age school children. Everyone was very nice."
"Everything about the school exceeded my expectations except two things (noted below). The campus is beautiful, with old & new red brick buildings and nice green spaces. The facilities are modern, clean and inviting. Anatomy lab is in a "basement", but it is NICE--good ventilation, ample space, numerous large video screens. The people (students, faculty, staff) are very friendly, encouraging and helpful. The school emphasizes community service and outreach (check out Score 1 and DOCare on their website)."
"It was a very nice campus, they have a good ciriculum the first 2 years, and the have a lot of private study places."
"The staff and students are extremely friendly. Beautiful campus. nice facilities."
"Great campus and facilities, friendly students and faculty, quick response of acceptance, relaxed atmosphere and no trend of competitiveness, and the Genesis curriculum. Many aspects were attractive."
"EVERYTHING! The facilities were amazing. They are building a new research facility, auditorium, and library. Everything else seems new too. I loved the students, all were so friendly and treated us great. Also, the curriculum is excellent. The genesis curriculum is systems based and has helped them obtain a 96% pass rate for boards!!! They stress faith, family, THEN school and I really liked that philosophy."
"The whole layout of the day, friendly students, pretty campus and Genesis curriculum."
"The staff and students were open and honest. They didn't paint the medical education rose colored but rather they talked about sacrifice and difficulty. Also, the students seemed really supportive. The school is expanding. My interviewer was a pediatrician and he was awesome!"
"The other students were incredibly friendly. No one made you feel "weird" for being there. Everyone seemed able to relate to my experience. No one hesitated to be nice, including faculty."
"The campus was pretty outdoors and the students were friendly. The first year students were open to questions in a panel. "
"EVERYTHING!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SCHOOL! It was on my last choice list, but now it's my #1 choice. I hope I get in."
"THe people were great. Students really seem to get a long even though they have a big class. faculty are commited to students they want you to succeed. and the campus is big, not just one building. Trying on White Coats"
"The GENESIS curriculum is fantastic."
"the genesis curriculum, the STUDENTS (everyone seems genuinely happy and the overall atmosphere is so laid back--but the school has one of the highest board pass rates so don't get me wrong here and think these students are slackers). And Kansas City--I know this is contrary to what other have been saying about how the KC is a slum or whatnot...but it's a typical city what do you expect. PLus it's not as bad as some of the cities I've lived in. I think KC's got rich culture. I wouldnt mind living there. 10 minutes of driving distance from the school there are some nice areas with good-looking apts."
"Tour of the facilities. "
"How all of the students were so pleased with their curriculum. Genesis seems to be very effective."
"Staff, students are very friendly. They make you feel welcome and comfortable. The interview was conversational for sure and didn't make me nervous. It actually put me at ease. I was also very impressed with the nice facilities and curriculum."
"The facilities are great. The students that showed us around were very informative and helpful."
"The facilities are very nice. They are constructing a new clinical research center, which will open in April, 2004 (or around that date). The students also impressed me. They are very positive and happy with their school. Students from last year had a 97% pass rate on COMLEX part I. The curriculum is sweet. They teach you in sections. For instance, the second section of your first year is the musculoskeletal section. In this section you will learn anatomy, physiology, pathology, etc. associated with this system. The impression I got is that students are better prepared for their clinical rotations, because of this method of teaching. An overall positive feeling at this school."
"How structured and organized the interview day was."
"The curriculum, the students attitude toward the school."
"How nice everybody was, you can ask students anything about the school (good and bad) and they are very honest in their answers. The interview is very easy going, I felt like I was there for 5 minutes when it was actually 30-35. Also, the school is not in the best neighborhood but once you step on campus, it is beautiful, they really take care of their facilities. The school was quick to send information and answer any questions you had in the meantime after the interview. I found out that I was accepted by one small letter in the mail a week later. Oh and I forgot, I loved being fitted for my white coat before the interview, talk about motivation....:-)"
"Everything about the school was very impressive except for the location. People (including interviewers) were very nice. The assistant dean gave a speech at the beginning of the day and it was very helpful. Most of his speach was to fill in any knowledge gaps that we had regarding osteopathic medicine and the school itself. Everyone there treated you as though you had already been accepted. I got a very warm feeling from them."
"The atmosphere, everyone is friendly and make you feel like they really want you to go to school there. They tell you first thing in the morning that you have been choosen because they think you would fit in at their school, like you are already in before the interview even starts."
"How friendly and family oriented everyone seemed to be....also the Genesis curriculum sounds great and is more or less in the same type of format as the COMLEX."
"The positive attitude of the students at the school. I had the opportunity to stay with a second year student, which allowed me to gather "insider information" about the curriculum without getting a faculty bias."
"Very nice campus. Very nice students (of course, why would disgruntled students volunteer to be our tour guides?). Staff was very friendly."
"everything. i love the school and hope to go."
"The school's curriculum...the campus..."
"How everybody there put us at ease. The students were all willing to offer advice even if they weren't involved in helping with our day. The facilities are all very nice, it's a very comfortable atmosphere. "
"Everyone was so friendly and genuinely happy to be a part of the University. I was also impressed with the curriculum."
"The students were all very happy with their education and it shows with their high board scores. The school has been around for a while so it has that traditional feel to it while at the same time incorperating modern technology. "
"the friendliness of the interviewers and the comfort level. they really go out of their way to help you understand what youre getting into. the tour guides have a q&a session and they tell you about your interviewers as you walk over to the interview building. also people talk about diversity as a problem here but i saw asian, indian, african-american students. i mean come on you cant expect it to be half and half, thats not the way any school is. "
"The students were all very friendly. I even had a student join our group for lunch and volunteer to answer any questions I had, not to mention, he was cute too :) ! The genesis curriculum sounds great, but a final for each system that's worth 70% of your grade is abominable compared to how other schools weight your exams! Problem-based learning seems like a good idea since it exposes students how to think like physicians from day one as opposed to doctorate students."
"Love the facilities, brand new academic building, almost done with a new research building. All the students get to/have to wear scrubs to class. (you get to go to class in your pajamas!!) They let you get anything you want in the cafeteria. That was really nice."
"Very nice buildings, clean campus, and friendly students."
"EVERYTHING! I could not have been happier with my experience at UHS. The school is very organized, but laid back. I received my acceptance letter 5 days after my interview! They also have some awesome research possibilities for students! If you interview there you'll get to see apartment acorss the street which were really great and convenient too. UHS's board pass rate for COMLEX I last year was 97%!!!!!"
"For people who have families: Everyone, from the Vice President of Institutional Development and Corporate Planning and students, stressed the importance of keeping your family involved in your life. While school is a priority, your family should be first and foremost. There was a spouse/significant other get together the night before the interviews and two interviewees brought their spouses the day of the interview. The friendliness of the administrators, students, and anyone else that I met. "
"The newness of the facilitites, the new research facility to be finished in Jan. 2004, the nice student dorms. "
"The facilities were very nice. The students and faculty were really amiable. The students seemed happy to be there. I really liked the curriculum since it was a systems-based approach. Also, I also thought that Kansas City was a very nice place. Many people had commented that the school's location was rather dangerous. Being from an urban area, I didn't consider the school's location to be problematic in any way. Cost of living is cheap compared to where I'm from. "
"the family atmosphere."
"WOW!! Too many things to list...The student tour guides were very friendly and helpful. I felt the interviewers really wanted to get to know me as a person. Everyone I met from the school (students, faculty, interviewers, admin) were extremely enthusiastic about the school. The "GENESIS" curriculum is awesome it combines everything into a systems based approach. The board pass rate is one of the highest for schools (something like 98%). Getting my acceptance letter within 4 days of my interview."
"pros: caring atmosphere, happy professors, happy students, established school, buildings are pretty big and many floors, the alumni center (awesome, looks like a resort in the mountains, or that new hotel at disneyland made out of wood), genesis curriculum (very practical!), has a bookstore, school atmosphere is extremely professional, lots of help - support sys. I like trying on the white Dr. coat. the student lounge where you wait before interviews /it had a big-screen TV, computers, pool table. Anybody that goes to this school WILL receive one of the best medical education anywhere and will be worth every penny. Gym was Ok, not 2 small and not too big"
"WOW. The students were really, really happy and friendly. The interviewers were very nice as well. They do not interview everyone and are very selective in issuing out interviews so everyone already was acting like your golden. Brand new facilities and cannot argue about the city when it comes to culture and sports. Also, they let us know within a week of our status. That was sweet."
"How nice ALL the people were. The feeling that you get at this school is just great. They are very welcoming and accept you as soon as you get there. Also the cirriculum!!! Genesis is AWESOME, they really try to make you feel like a physician from the day you enter medical school, making all the info you study relevant to your career. "
"The students seem to be happy about their school. I liked the study rooms that you can reserve all day. The curriculum seems pretty solid. Everyone was very welcoming."
"The friendliness of the students and faculty, they really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable."
"overall feeling of the campus and the people. very good vibe."
"The interview was an extremely challenging, thought provoking conversation without being malignant. KC has great nightlife."
"availability of student ambassadors"
"The campus is pretty, the facilities are very nice and they are building a new life sciences research building (it's encouraging to see the campus growing even though the economy isn't doing so great). The students were very friendly and the student ambassadors who led the campus tour were very helpful and positive. The board pass rate under the new Genesis 2000 curriculum is impressive--97.6 pass on the first try. "
"The warmth of the faculty and students was unsurpassed by any other osteopathic school that I interwiewed at. I feel that the school will provide the support and encourgament throughout your years at their school. "
"The fact that every student that walked by stopped our tour to tell us how great the school was and that they were all there to help when we needed any help."
"The curriculum and pass rates for the comlex"
"The faculty, the admissions staff, the student ambassadors, as well as the students, the facilities, their view on the role of doctors--everything."
"Campus was beautiful, EVERYONE was friendly and willing to answer all questions."
"The students were really happy there and they were very honest and down to earth. The facilties were very nice. Plus they are building two new buildings which is always encouraging to prospective students"
"The facilities were wonderful - very modern and high tech."
"The facilities were great, and the students really, really love their school."
"Nice campus, some people say its in a bad area, I don't think so but hey I'm from detroit. I was extremely impressed with the staff, and their follow-up, after you get in they really want you, they sent videos, and called. KC is nice, the students seemed friendly, great atmosphere."
"The staff and students were all very helpful and nice. The OMM and Anatomy labs were both very nice. "
"The students. They love their school and were very helpful"
"The Curriculum. Case based learning eliminates the need to assimilate all the information learned in the first 2 years of education when the student needs to apply during the clinical education. Also, USMLE and COMLEX exams are case based. You are prepared for these exams from the beginning of your medical education. Students and staff are supportive of the students. They want you to succeed."
"The campus is very nice and clean. The people were very friendly and I felt like I was very important to them."
"The curriculum and how happy all the students were to be there. "
"Everything: campus, buildings, curriculum, friendliness of students/faculty, and I liked Kansas City"
"The staff and students were amazing! They all went out of your way to make you feel comfortable and relaxed and to answer all of your questions and concerns."
"Nearly everything. The staff and faculty are amazingly friendly. They went out of their way to accomodate us. They really place you first while you are there. "
"Everything! The faculty and studnets are sooooo nice! It seemed as if everyone really enjoyed the school. The new curriculum is very impressive"
"The students, faculty, and staff seemed very happy and pleased with the school. They wanted to make sure that every interviewee felt the same."
"the new genesis curriculum is absolutely AMAZING! UHS is my first choice because of this! The students and faculty are really nice too. At one time I was roaming around the building and a random admin member came up to me and asked if i was lost. When i told her where i wanted to go, she actually walked me up the stairs and to the door of the office that i needed ot be in! I've never met such friendly people in my life! The student ambassador was sooo sweet. "
"How supportive faculty is of students and comeradery of students-no competition. Genesis curriculum is awesome. VP says faith, family, and then school-in order of importance."
"The campus was really great."
"The facilities are great, the students and faculty are all very friendly, Kansas City is not rural as I thought. The interview was low stress...they just want to get to know you. No grilling here!!"
"The facility is comparable to other schools. The new genesis curriculum is fasinating amd seems to be a positive transition from the traditional curricula common at most schools. What really had a impact on me was the overall WARM feeling you get as soon as you arrive at the school. The students, faculty and even the community were all FRIENDLY and easy to approach. Students are certainly their priority."
"The students seemed to be very happy with their school, whole building of study rooms with a computer in each, laid back atmosphere, the new Genesis curriculum"
"I was impressed with the widespread use of technology in the classrooms and the sense of community and camaraderie among the students."
"The students love their school"
"Excellent social atmosphere, students love their school, very friendly place to be."
"The happiness of the students was remarkable along with the recent board scores. This school displays a high level of professionalism across the campus."
"The family-like atmosphere"
"The facilities and the way the faculty and students made us feel. We felt wanted and it was great to know that they are trying to win us over, just as much as we are trying to win acceptance!"
"Everything!!!!!!(facilities, staffs, and curriculum)"
"I liked the way that they structured their curriculum."
"THE FRIENDLINESS OF EVERYONE AND THE AMMENITIES THE SCHOOL OFFERED TO ITS STUDENTS. EVERYONE WAS EXTREMELY HELPFUL, AND THE INTERVIEW WAS VERY CONVERSATIONAL"
"The facilities are awesome, the staff is really helpful, and they kept you busy all day. They treat you as if you've already been accepted."
"Wish they had an affiliated hospital. Everything else about this school was awesome."
"the campus is in a bit of a rough area, but its not that bad"
"The interview was a bit too short."
"The actual interview."
"The campus is beautiful but is in a questionable area of town."
"Didn't introduce much about the new Joplin campus."
"The number of students in attendance at a time."
"The information session had no visuals, papers (which I respect bc they want to be green), but it would've been helpful to see/have some stats at hand."
"The interviewers were not very responsive to my answers."
"Not enough time talking to the interviewer :)"
"Nothing! Everything was amazing."
"Lots of walking up and down stairs"
"Lack of Fin Aid presentation."
"The mass need for security because of the area. Also, I didn't like the space available in Century Towers (where most of the medical students seem to live)."
"Kansas City, it's too big for this country bumpkin!"
"Nothing honestly. Everyone says the area is crappy, and I didn't think it was bad at all! I would say the cold winters are what I'm dreading!"
"the area isn't the greatest. its not the worst i've been in, but that's because i lived in new orleans for over a year. plus some of the buildings weren't the nicest."
"The location of the school is in a very run down neighborhood."
"The students were lackluster. They tried to sell the school, but they did not do well. I was in an interview group that had a couple girls from Central Missouri University(?) who had been admitted early and were just there to check it out. They were way under dressed and were talked through most of the morning lectures. This was incredibly rude. It really took a lot away from the interview day."
"The rough area surrounding the campus."
"building up IT department but didn't always see it in action, surrounding area,"
"I can't think of anything...I loved the school!"
"The large class size (230) and the fact that you might not be able to stay in KC for years 3 and 4 (although they said about 90% of people get their first choice clinical spot)."
"Wish it had better surroundings and more information about 4th year rotations."
"Wish Century Towers was a lot nicer."
"The class size intimidated me."
"Location of school is a little sketchy, weird dress code"
"The interview felt very impersonable and more like I was on an assembly line."
"The class size, location, and some of the facilities seemed dated."
"My interviewers played good cop/bad cop, failed to introduce themselves, and were wearing jeans and t-shirts."
"Neighborhood around school isn't the greatest"
"They have a brand new auditorium but since they are going to be adding a library and student center to it we were unable to see it."
"Pretty expensive, very urban setting (i'm a small town person) but not that bad. Part of the day was kinda boring and lagged a little"
"Not in a great neighborhood. A police officer in the area said there were problems all over Independence Avenue."
"About the school, nothing. As far as other stuff goes, it's my own fault I'm disappointed about this, but I didn't like Century Towers. I was really looking forward to the CT tour because I thought it sounded great from everything I read, but it turned out not to be what I was expecting."
"campus in the middle of the ghetto, university did not stand out in any way to me, kind of unorganized interview"
"Didn't seem to know much from my file. "
"Cost of attendance, fact that they didn't have stats for their pass rates on COMLEX"
"area around school, no hospital"
"the large class size, but this was not a huge negative."
"The shear volume of students there"
"The cost and the large class size."
"The neighborhood around the school isn't the greatest (but you can say that about a lot of schools), and I'm not sure how I feel about having to leave KC for rotations (there are good and bad things about it)."
"The facilities seem to lag top-notch DO schools like DMU and UMDNJ in quality. Perhaps most importantly, however, the neighborhood is totally ghetto and feels very threatening - don't let anybody tell you otherwise. It scared my wife to the extent that I was considering ditching the interview altogether."
"The class size is pretty big, but they accommodate it well"
"I was disappointed with the students' inability to express themselves well using words. Most of them kept inserting "it's like" and "you know" all the time which was annoying. My hotel: Holiday Inn Express -- after staying at other places after this one, I can say it's pretty good and they serve breakfast in the morning. It cost me about $100 to stay there which feels expensive now. Maybe it's the hotel's location, but I somehow didn't see anything special about it. "
"The school is known for having received a spirituality in medicine award but there was no mention of this or how they incorporate spirituality into their teaching/values AT ALL. I really thought this would have been a strong focus. Also, very little mention of OMT other than seeing the OMT lab. "
"The anatomy lab was not that great (very small). The entering class size is 250! Wow. Also, the simulated patients were not that high tech, but they had a lot of them. "
"The hotel I stayed in. DON'T stay at the Royal Inn, the Admiral Hotel, or any other such nasty place. In fact, don't stay in anything on Independence. Stay with a student if possible, or go to the Holiday Inn Express near the Country Club Plaza. They offer discounts to students staying there for interviews ($40 discount)."
"Location in KC, Facilities are average, Largest class size I have seen"
"The area surrounding the school."
"The gym is small and the free weights are not that good. I wish they had better equipment at the gym. "
"The surrounding neighborhood, though with it being in a big city I wouldn't use it as an excuse to not go there. There are plenty of nice areas to live in with a quick commute."
"The location was a little shady. Other than that, nothing."
"Kansas City is not a great city."
"There are very little research opportunities,and they let us out at 1:30 not 4 like we were told, so i had to wait a long time for my flight which they told us to schedule after 6:30!"
"The President gave a speech about the history of osteopathy to ''prepare us for the interview.'' I thought that this wasn't necessary. Hopefully they are only the students who were truly interested in osteopathy, anyway, so they shouldn't feel the need to ''coach'' us. "
"Compared to other school locations, Kansas City is not the funnest place to be. They also have a very large class size (around 300ish)."
"Tough interview. The sales pitch/quiz in the morning. "
"The weather sucked. Also, I got asked a lot of ethical questions that were very far-fetched by Dr. Butterworth. If you interview with her you will get a lot of them so either pray you don't get her or be prepared to answer all the ethical questions you can stomach!"
"It's really small. The school is not affiliated with any undergrad institutions or hospitals, so the whole campus was pretty small. Also, the area around the school is pretty bad."
"A 2nd Yr. Med Student came by while we waited to be taken to the individual interviews. She answered some questions some of us had and told afew of us she had been accepted a 4 MD programs, including an MD/PhD program at Harvard. She said she decided on this school because it was so good. This same med. student later told one of my fellow interviewees that he shouldn't worry about his mcat scores because hers were really low after taking them 3 times and she got in here. Very strange chick. Not sure what to make of this incident. "
"The interview group was large--I think about 15-16 of us; it was somewhat impersonal yet very much a sales pitch of ways they could convince me to come there."
"I thought the school looked generic"
"The weather..I hate winter, and it snowed several inches the night before my interview."
"Well, the cafeteria was not the best, but other than that I felt very positive about the school."
"To be honest there were not that many negatives. Obviously the location is not in the greatest part of town, but they made you feel very safe and all the positives outweighed anything that was even remotely negative. "
"The lecture hall seemed outdated, and the dorm style apartments offered across from the campus seemed sub standard, dark, and dingy."
"They scheduled my interview for the wrong day (I have the e-mail to prove it!)"
"The library was very small, the lunch room was a pit. It is only open at lunch Monday-Friday. The menu was very unhealthy, just lots of bugers and fries...uhhh!"
"The cafeteria wasn't all that impressive, but it'll definitely do. The gym wasn't as big as I'm used to, but other than that no real complaints."
"Some of the buildings seem a little worn down, and the surrounding neighborhood was...interesting."
"Not too much."
"That at this point they don't accept international clinicals during fourth year. However, it seems that they are working on this."
"Tuition is now just over $36k. The area seemed a little run down, but not too much. I was ensured that ''careful'' and ''smart'' city dwellers are not punished by burglary or vandalism."
"The immaturity of the student ambassadors. Especially one of the girls; she had a nose ring. This is unprofessional to say the least. Also, the exhorbitant tuition and deposits."
"School was not integrated with a hospital. I'm not sure this is a bad thing."
"the area; I made a mistake of taking the Metro bus from the airport to the school at night - not recommended"
"im worried about getting shipped off somewhere i dont want to go for 3rd year rotations. also, im not sure that socially the school is a good fit for me (lots of small town, midwestern kids, lots of folks with families already)"
"Large class size."
"Not a P/F grading system, but I knew this going into the interview."
"No opportunities for international rotations during the 3rd/4th year. (there is a volunteer vacation program in Guatemala, ''DOCARE'' but not for credit). Micro lab is a little out of date."
"My cheeseburger in the cafeteria took way to long to make...nothing."
"The location. The school itself is nice, but not in the best area. However, It didn't seem like a problem to anyone. "
"The library- after studying in a big university with many libraries, this one seemed really small"
"Interviewers were late, one of them clearly didn't read my file before the interview."
"The medical student who gave the tour put down the University of Kansas's Medical School many times. One comment was that KCUMB students have higher board scores then do KU medical students. Later I looked into this, it is untrue. In fact, KCUMB had 10-15% fail rate on lasts years national medical school boards far worst then KU did. Very unkewl to be lied to."
"the gym! "
"Some of the buildings were older and they don't have wireless internet everywhere yet"
"The area seems slightly desolate but not too bad. 3rd and 4th year clinicals may not be in KC."
"Super long Century Towers tour (student housing not put on by KCUMB). Lack of bicycling, mass transit. All the construction on the freeway to the school."
"weight room...well, it does have everything i guess you would need."
"Nothing, everything was great!"
"the location was horrible. the school is essentially in the ghetto of town. some of the students joked about hearing car alarms go off all day...and it would be other students' cars. they show us the tower apartments, which is an old hospital converted into an apartment building for students. its not really that nice at all, so im not sure why they include it."
"Though the neighborhood is not the ghetto everyone makes it out to be, it isn't a great nieghborhood. If you are not used to poor, working class neighborhoods you could have some issues. I asked the interviewers and they said that the neighborhood has truly been improving every year. There isn't really much around campus, but the city itself seems vibrant and varied and is in the midst of a downtown improvement campaign."
"there aren't too many kids walking around on campus because they sit in the same classroom all day so it was a little empty."
"The weather and the location of the campus. Also, it was kindda scary knowing that the student housing used to be a hospital (the smell, ...)"
"Campus literally in the middle of f-ing nowhere, with nothing (grocery stores, coffee shops, restaraunts, etc) other than a 7-11 near by. Very very small campus and coming from a big 10 university, I'm not used to that. Relocating in 2 years for clinicals. The "apartments" across the street from campus are like glorified dorms. "
"The campus appears to be in a somewhat bad part of the neighbor hood; however, if you play it smart, I don't feel it'll be much of an issue. The school is also large and some classes like anatomy and microbiology will be taught by professor via television screens. This may be bad for students who prefer smaller classes."
"Location of the school - east of downtown and an ugly part of town"
"I think he was the dean (not sure), but he was the first speaker of the day, he seemed nice, but harsh."
"There are very few negatives of this school. This is a top notch program. The location of the school is not ideal though and there is a small possibility that you might be relocated in your third and fourth years."
"There is no hospital on-site."
"I thought it was odd that they showed us the apartments across the street during the tour (but I'm glad they did)."
"dress code, location"
"No school spirt. The students all do their own thing. Negative comments about the instructors and the "PEOPLE" who live near the school."
"The school is REALLY nice, but the surrounding 3 mile radius of the school is really ghetto. It was just really unsafe- but outside of that? Kansas City is actually REALLY big for any of you who thought the school was in the middle of a cornfield"
"School is in a bad location, cafeteria was not the best, the gym is really tiny, 3rd and 4th year rotations are questionable. "
"The school is not in the best part of town, but it is not too bad. Also, the cafeteria on campus is not the greatest to eat there often."
"Location of the campus most definitely"
"It's a small school. When I talked with the students off the record they complained about the instructors. They said most students don't attent classes because its just a waste of their time. Students seem really postive on campus. Off campus they bash the place. There is no campus life. Next to the book store there is a student center with a pool table and a TV which was empty ever time I went by it. After 3 pm the place is dead. The library is a whole in the wall that is empty most of the time. It was depressing. The area where the school is located is deep in the inner city. My girl friend and I went back the next day to get anotherlook at the place. It was desolate. Kansas City is cold and wet. The area is depressing. Going here would be a hard 4."
"The campus is not located near a hospital and the library did not seem very cozy or "study friendly." The gym facilities are pretty much non-exsistent, which was a major pitfall. Also, the cafeteria was really tiny-I felt like I was in elementary school."
"They interviewed alot of people on the same day. There were about 25 people there."
"The cafeteria is a small and unorganized. (If you like fast food, this is the palce). As, was the whole day of my visit. The whole tour seemed to be a sales pitch. Everyone was fake nice. The area surrouding the school was unsafe, infact there was a shooting a fews before my tour. People in the community seems to dislike the DO school, and are not very postive when you say you are a student there. According to my sister's roommate who attends KCUMB. The KCUMB students are very open off campus, if you ask them questions. They told me they know to keep quiet about their concerns because the faculty don't like to hear problems."
"Not much really.."
"I had no negative impressions. But for the people reading this that may be scared by the "bad neighborhood" I say don't freak out. It's not the suburbs but it is just like any other urban city environment. It is a really good school so I would advise you to come see for yourself."
"The school is in a rougher neighborhood, but you can either live in the huge apartment complex across the street (with security access) or in another region of the city (easily accessed by bus/car, etc). The gym doesn't have any fitness classes (spin, yoga, kickboxing, etc), but I guess a bunch of the students go together to a gym in the area with these classes."
"Kansas City was a pretty nice city, but I don't feel like the campus was in the greatest part of the city. The cafeteria was kind of small, and did not have the greatest food."
"Pretty much nothing. If you come in past 12:00am, the KCI airport shuttle is there, but they charge you 40 friggen bucks to the holiday inn because it becomes a personal cab passed 11:50pm. I felt like I bombed my interview pretty bad. "
"large class size"
"The classes had 250 people in them (I'd hate to get stuck in the back row)."
"The anatomy Lab. It didn't smell really bad, but the other 2 schools I interviewed at had better air circulation where you really couldn't smell the perservatives."
"That the campus is not wireless and that the students seem to not stay around campus much either. There really is no 24 hour place on campus if you wanted to stay and study."
"The workout area, the cafeteria (although the food was good), and the interview. Almost everyone said the interview was very laid back and conversational, but mine was more of a grill fest. I felt like I handled it very well, though, but be prepared for either way."
"Some of the students that were being interviewed had very poor attitudes. There were three or four students that thought the interview day was a joke. If you don't want to matriculate to this school, don't schedule an interview."
"The area around the school and Kansas City. It is NOT a ghetto like some others have described it, but it is run down. Kansas City is just mildly impressive...run down as well with a lot of old, winding roads and highways. Get good directions!"
"Financial aid mostly focused on loans and military service."
"Not in the best neighborhood- but it's not that big of a deal. They don't have wireless internet on campus."
"almost everything....the tour was unorganized, the cafeteria was a hole in the wall, the school did not have wireless technology, the area around the school was unsafe, the students did not seem to like the school for anything other than social activities."
"The location, but it really wasn't that bad."
"The school is in a pretty bad neighborhood (this is said on almost everyones feedback). Infact that morning there had been a robbery at the 7-eleveen across the street. But most of the students said that they feel very safe on campus and most seemed to live away from the school in a safer part of town."
"I felt that the interview was a bit too conversational. I would have liked to explain more about myself but they didn't really ask me any questions about my application. I felt I was on a time constraint. However, the people that interviewed me were very pleasant and the interview seemed to go well overall."
"The price tag is very large for this school and the class size is a little larger than I would like. "
"nothing major. the director of admissions recommended joining the military as the best way to finance an education. they also seemed to really push their do/mba program, which doesn't appeal to me. as you can see, there were no big negatives. :)"
"The location could be better; not terrible though. It is also alittle pricey."
"I was not very impressed with the facilities. No wireless internet. Small Library. It does not seem like the type of place I would want to stick around once classes were done. Didnt seem like the best environment to study outside of class. Some of the students mentioned that at the end of the day they are always ready to get home and to study elsewhere away from the school."
"The tour groups were too big, it was hard to hear and it was mostly walking around in big groups."
"Nothing really. Everyone complains about the ghetto environment but that is just because it has been well established in that area for so long. Also Kansas City is an awesome city with a pro baseball and football teams, amusement parks, lots of beautiful parks and fountains, and great shopping lively nightlife. "
"Not much. The area of town is a little ghetto, but not really as bad as I expected. They don't have wireless internet, but apparently they are working on it."
"Location, Location, Location, however I've come to realize that a lot of med schools are in the ghetto. No wireless internet was a big turnoff. "
"The cost. No wireless. Since I'm not really a candidate for CT, I'd have to live a little further away to be in a good neighborhood. Because of this I would kind of be stuck doing most of my studying at home."
"Everyone says it...the area was a major turn off. I got the impression that student come to college during the day and are eager to make the communte home after class. Letter grade based grades. No wireless facilities. Clerkships aren't in one place but are spread out to locations across the country. Third and fourth years are, therefore, not around campus :("
"Kansas City sucks! The city is so lame I would never go back to even visit. There is nothing to do there and I would never leave my family home alone with out a security guard! The location (as everyone has stated) is ghetto. My interview group was even harassed by a passer just crossing the street. The man told us that he hoped we would fail our exam and get kicked out of school. The rest I didn't catch because my Eubonics is not the best. You couldn't live anywhere near the campus."
"The city itself would not be a high selling point and one cannot ignore a $35,000 price tag attached to these white-coats."
"The lack of wire-less internet...the somewhat ghetto the area is...all this already known."
"The campus location."
"Probably one of the worst things about KCUMB is the location...it's not really the safest part of the town. Also, the school isn't very technologically advanced...no wireless internet and students rarely bring laptops to class."
"The surrounding area isn't the greatest. But then again if you're living in Century Towers or not near the campus, it really shouldn't be that big of a problem."
"The anatomy lab. Also, I thought the students seemed competitive...more so than at other schools I had been at."
"It has been stated before but the area in which the school is located is not the best, however living were I do in Chicago the school's location was not that big of an issue. Most students live in very nice areas that are only 10-15 min. away."
"The curriculum is based on letter grades, approximately eight fail per class (graded on a bell-curve), quizzes are given every two weeks per section and are more representative of tests, the third year clerkships are assigned via a lottery system, the campus does not have wireless internet access, there are not enough computers on-campus either, some of the traditional first year lecture rooms tend to be overly huge (class size is 225) and not very modern, the school tends to be somewhat isolated from the community and does not reside in the best location, the housing located across from the school was originally a hospital (now renovated), and the weather can be quite cold during winter."
"The surrounding area. It's not the most attractive neighborhood. "
"It was a little cold but it could be worse. I bet UNECOM is absolutely brutal in the middle of winter. "
"Poor gym, poor cafeteria - not much of a student lounge either. Every campus should be wireless!!! KCUMB is not."
"Touring the campus on a VERY cold day."
"Once you stepped off the campus, the "lecture" you get on osteopathic medicine"
"the interviewer frowned the ENTIRE time. talk about intimidating and nerve-racking!"
"Nothing that I could find!"
"That we didn't have more interaction with the faculty. It would have been nice to meet a few of the professors. Nothing to do with the school, but the city is pretty confusing if you are driving..... use mapquest."
"The neighboorhood...one student commented that they had heard gunshots coming from the surrounding area."
"The location. The school is in old downtown Kansas City. Not a place you want to walk around at night. Apparently it is much better than it used to be 10-20 years ago."
"The PROFESSIONALISM SCORECARD, which you are monitored daily on dress code, lateness, and acting unprofessional...only one positive column vs 11 negative columns...They watch you like a hawk"
"All the walking. Please wear comfortable shoes (I didn't)! There is quite a bit of touring. And they take you down the street to look at their apartment building (totally unnecessay). "
"It's not in the best part of town. You're driving in the city and all the sudden you hit the school."
"There aren't that many computers at this campus as many other schools may have, BUT there is a new research center being built which has computer facilities for students and will be completed in time for those entering in 2005. The campus is not geared for wireless internet. "
"The size of the class is a little large, but that really isn't a negative impression so-to-speak."
"Location, location, location!!! I was really suprised by the area. It is just east (I think) of downtown in a very run-down neighborhood. Supposedly there is very good security but as a female, I would NEVER want to walk to my car at midnight in that neighboorhood. If I end up going to KCUMB I will probably study at home most nights."
"The tour felt rushed and the location of the school seems a little odd."
"Have lived in cities all my life, but was uncomfortable with the location of the campus. It is close to major highways (71 & I-70), so easy to access by car. The campus and parking is fenced and patrolled by security. However, I did not like that the campus seemed isolated and different from the surrounding community. KCU is this important, beautiful, wealthy medical institution spending millions on new construction, upgrades and renovations in the midst of low income people who do not have money for food or decent housing. As per above, service is stressed, but there was a disconnect which made me uncomfortable. The second thing I did not like was the personal interview (see below)."
"The fact that you may not stay in K.C. during your 3rd and 4th year. Only 100 of the 230 students actually spend their 3rd and 4th year in K.C. Also, the reception night the night before the interview seemed poorly organized because everything was locked up."
"I am not crazy about the location. One of the students even said that you wouldn't want to go outside at night. The tuition is really expensive."
"The school is located in a slummier part of town."
"School is expensive and neighborhood isn't great."
"All of the MBAs and JDs that are on staff. The school really is run by businessmen and lawyers (maybe that's why it is doing so well financially)."
"There were signs posted in the study hall to wait quietly for the next computer. The classroom had no internet hook-ups at the tables. The anatomy lab is in the basement and seems to have little or no ventilation. I was interviewed by two Ph.D's, rather than a D.O. On the way to the Century Towers apartment complex, which is a renovated hospital, we were approached by a homeless man asking for money. The convenience store across the street looked like a ghetto hangout. "
"One particularly annoying UHS student and tuition that kills."
"They don't require lap tops, not really enough computers, but they are working on it and are trying to get wireless. Some people have said Century towers are bad, but they have been renovated just a few years ago and seem really nice and are gated so they seem secure, i don't know though, it could be like moving back into the dorms."
"The computer lab."
"nothing really, except maybe the labs seems a little clumped up and out-dated. Oh and also the computer lab's too small in my opinion, yo accommodate all the students"
"I felt like one of the interviewers had a problem with me for some reason. When asked about my accomplishments, she made comments that made me feel she didn't think they were important or impressive."
"Not much, perhaps the location of the school. Coming from Boston, being in Kansas City seems a bit of a drag. "
"Not much. Maybe just me waiting forever for my interview, I was the last person to be called. But, other than that, I was very impressed."
"Nothing really. I know some have been concerned (on this website) about the school being in downtown Kansas City, MO. I was impressed that students do service within the local neighborhood. For instance, some of the students we met were going to do a service project the next day. That really says something about the school, and the students there. I asked several people about safety. They replied that they've never felt threatened."
"I'm asian and I experienced some borderline discrimination at the KC airport (not in California anymore!)"
"Walking across the street in the freezing rain to look at an apartment building, I would have much rather looked at it on my own on a better day. It was funny though because everyone had to wait to go to their interview right afterwards, we were all wet and cold so it made a good conversation piece to open up the interview. Also, the people who interviewed me seemed to be new faculty members and they were pretty young. I was kind of afraid to go into too much detail with my answers because I felt that it might have been over-their-head or might even have confused them. This really made me question the professionalism of the medical school program in general. It sounds stupid, but I would have rather been interviewed by a physician and/or professor. I was ready for difficult questions."
"The location is not the greatest. Kansas city has a decent amount of crime and I don't like cold weather."
"The location of the school. It's not in the best neighborhood, but I guess it could be worse! Also, they don't seem to be as up-to-date with their computer technology as other schools."
"The location of the school seems to be located in the heart of the slums."
"The huge packet of material they gave us on just about everything about the Kansas City area. It seemed like they just grabbed all the brochures on KC from a travel agent and stuffed them into a packet. I also had absolutely no interest in the damn dorm, er...apartments across the street."
"myself. im such a nervous freak.... sigh... "
"my tour guide and hos overall tone when talking about the school. I also did not like having to wait the entire day until 1:00pm to have the interview. I would have preferred it begin in the morning and have the other activites follow."
"The school is kind of crammed onto a small area and some buildings look a bit dated but nothing to bad. Had to watch a tacky video about the school. Theres no attached hospital so you don't get the same environment as other schools. Which means no resteraunts or shops around the school. Library was also a tad on the small side. The KC area is not for everyone. The highway system is horrific. "
"lack of computers, but i hear there are plans to get more and possibly go wireless for laptops. i was also told its not in the best area, ok during the day but at night shady individuals come out, guys are probably ok but women should be cautious."
"The above part on the genesis curriculum. "
"VERY FEW internet hookups or even computers for that matter. "They say" there's going to be wireless internet throughout the campus by next fall... hmmm, makes me wonder though."
"Intro to school by CEO--felt like a bad info-mercial. He quizzed the group about the history of Osteopathic medicine by calling on people by name. Also, during the interview day they bring you across the street to an apartment complex that was previously a hospital. It felt like they were trying to sell you a place to live before you could even decide if you wanted to be there. I felt like it was a big money making scheme."
"no on-campus housing"
"no hospital directly associated with the campus, poor side of town, dangerous at night."
"Although the environment seemed supportive and cooperative, I think that the grading system is based on a curve, which I didn't find appealing. I'm not so sure about this, but that's what some of the interviewees were discussing. "
"ceo and dean are both jd's. you can tell the med school is run by business people (which isn't necessarily a bad thing)."
"Not much....The location of the school (but compared to many other city medical schools it's not that bad).The lack of housing in the general area of the school. Cost of the school"
"cons: small anatomy lab, extreme lack of diversity (not UHS's decision), no on-campus housing, cafeteria food (oily foods, open around 6 AM to 2 PM), walking around KC is lonely, felt like i was the only one around, may have to go out of state for clinical rotation, dress code (example, guys - slacks and collared shirts ; or can wear scrubs), school is too professional, doesn't seem like students have fun learning. Remember, this is a school, not a business. Can't wear jeans, t-shirts. One of the student tour guide was not friendly."
"The lack of computers on campus. I believe they had 10 in thier library. They are building a new research building to be finished by next fall which should have a computer room. Also, the fact that the 3rd and 4th year rotations are by lotto. You have input like the match but you could be in Kansas City or Florida or NYC. Didn't boter me too much as a single but if your married it is something to consider. Lastly, as with most DO schools the 32K price tag was hard to swallow but at least you see where the money is going."
"Nothing at all"
"The location of the school--kind of sketchy. I wish the clerkships were more flexible."
"Again, the friendliness of the students and faculty. Honestly, I felt as though they held my hand the entire day. This made me feel somewhat childish and was not what I expected from a professional school. Also, I got the feeling that they really push the "DO is better than MD" idea; an idea that I do not agree with at all. "
"location. but if you are a city person the area is not too bad."
"The school could be in a nicer part of KC, but this is a negligable concern."
"length of time between arrival and interviewing--long tours etc"
"The location in which the school was in was a bit dreary, maybe it was because of the weather. The location is very quiet and not too many people around;it seemed like you would be a little lonely at times."
"There weren't any students in the cafeteria when we had lunch. They were all in class. That was supposed to be a time we could talk with them."
"The cost and the tour"
"It would have been nice to have signs directing us to parking. It is a little hard to navigate where the school is."
"The apartments they showed us across the street....seemed a little small although convenient. The students I talked to weren't that impressed either."
"class size concerns me but obviously they do well on the boards. People say the neighborhood but I am a city girl so this really isn't a concern for me especially since they do have security on campus."
"At times, I felt like they were trying really hard to sell the school."
"The location, like alot of other people had told me, was not the best...but it was not the worst I have seen either."
"Its in a really bad part of town. "
"Pretty small school overall. I am used to a large University. Actual patient contact is pushed back into the 3rd and 4th years. They did not talk about there clinical affiliations much. "
"Nothing, the surrounding area is not that bad, there are a million nice places to live off campus, all you have to do is look."
"The surrounding area of the campus"
"Nothing really, after reading SDN, I thought the school was going to be in the ghetto and wasn't safe........This is not true! The area really isn't that bad."
"The school has bars on the windows and is surrounded by a huge fence. I didn't realize it was such a nice school in such a scary neighborhood."
"If anything, the location. It is downtown Kansas City, but the campus is gated and there is 24hr security. No need to worry while you are on campus, but I wouldn't want to live near by. "
"The area its in....its pretty much in the ghetto."
"Kind of a rough area of town; dress code; 30,000 tuition and rising."
"nothing! The school and people are fantastic"
"Kansas City-although the burbs look promising, and many students commute."
"The area where the school is isn't the greatest."
"Area the school is in, but you get used to it. "
"The location of the school in the "old" part of the city."
"Somewhat grim location"
"Student lounge is a little small for class sizes of over 200."
"The location of the school is not that great but it isn't nearly as bad as I had expected from what others have said."
"The neighborhood that uhs was situated in wasn't to great but. Who cares?!!!"
"Not much, we had to wait for an hour between the tour and the interview. I guess that couldn't be helped"
"Nothing; I was fully impressed. The cost is nothing to smile at, though!"
"That there would be no coffee at some points"
"how relaxed the interview would be"
"There were only three 8 minute mini interviews."
"Most SDNers perceive this school's interviews as chill and casual, but I had a totally opposite reaction to it. I felt mainly attacked by the interviewers."
"How wonderful and easygoing this experience was going to be."
"How relaxed the interview was going to be."
"How laid back the interview would be."
"I wish I prepared more admissions questions. Before my one-on-one interview, I had to wait for around 10 minutes, with an admissions staff."
"How relaxed the interview was going to be"
"The interviewers vary significantly from one another. My interviewer was very frank and to the point, which is my conversational style as well, which cut the interview short. I wish I had mentioned more about myself so the interviewer knew more than the basic questions and answers about myself."
"There's a long waiting time depending on what time your interview is at."
"Just to relax and be me."
"Bring flats for tour instead of wearing your heels"
"How laid-back the interview was really going to be. . ."
"It's not super stressful. Be yourself."
"How relaxed the interview was."
"Nada. I did my research and felt well prepared."
"How fun it would be!"
"Nothing I felt pretty prepared."
"The laid back nature of the interviewers"
"where to park, if i could get access to a residency match list."
"It would be a long day, and it would most likely end early."
"interview format, specifics on the school"
"I can't think of anything."
"You may have to wait up to 2 hours before you are called in for an interview. You have the opportunity to ask students questions during this time, and I wish I had come with more questions for them. As soon as your interview is done, you can leave."
"none. Through SDN I was well prepared."
"I felt I was well informed."
"The awkward way they would address the ethics question"
"Do not mention that you have/had any interest in allopathic medicine, regardless of your motivation. They are very hostile toward non-osteopathic professions."
"Who my interviewers would be (always call and request who will be interviewing you)."
"how pretty the campus actually was."
"Wish I would have known how laid back their interview process, and I would not have been so nervous to begin with!"
"How low key and relaxed the whole day was."
"I felt prepared. "
"I wish I would have had a better schedule of events. Other than that, the day was great. Very low stress!"
"I wish I hadn't been worried about the neighborhood. It turned out not to be as bad as I was picturing. No, there weren't roses and butterflies on the street corners and halo-wearing angels ready to help you cross the street, but it really wasn't that bad. It's a big city and big cities aren't all roses and butterflies. Some of the things I had read online made it sound like there were armed gangs at every turn, ready to take you out. It's really not that bad at all."
"that the city wasn't as scary as people made it sound. I think whoever wrote that hasn't ever been to A CITY. "
"That there would be two people interviewing me at once. I would recommend that you practice for that style because it is more difficult."
"Approximately 87% of the people who are interviewed are accepted (sucks for the 13% that don't get in...). Chill out and be yourself."
"Nothing was a surprise."
"How shady the neighborhood was"
"That they require a $1000 deposit to hold your seat."
"it was cold bring a coat!"
"The worst part was waiting in the "student lounge" to get interviewed, because that's when the nerves had time to build up."
"That the campus was in the middle of one of the scariest neighborhoods I've ever had to deal with (and I'm from downtown Cleveland, so I've dealt with my share of ghetto neighborhoods)."
"To HAIL a cab instead of waiting for the hotel to call and have it pick you up."
"That the KCI (or MCI) airport and its surrounding area would be so empty so early in the evening. Also that when you are told that your $18 shuttle will come in 15-20 minutes, it really means closer to an hour."
"The schedule of the day, how many applicants would be there (24)"
"How much the interviewers were like my own professors in my undergrad program. I had a great time during my interview! Also, I wish I had known not to stay in the "Royal Hotel." Apparently (I found this out later), the rooms are rented out by the hour (which explains the many, many things I found in the room which should not have been there)!"
"That the university offers research in both basic sciences and clinical studies."
"Get ready for some cold weather. I interviewed on a day where there was a lot of snow and ice on the ground. Kansas city drivers and icy roads are not a good combination; I almost got rear ended a couple of times. "
"How you can spend year 3 & 4 at almost anywhere in the country!"
"How I would be a bit tired in the afternoon for my interview from the presentations and the tour that took place that morning. "
"I didn't realize the potential at D.O. schools. Wish I would have had a more complete understanding of the quality of the education they give. "
"How close the school is to the city!"
"That I would love the school so much"
"Don't be nervous about this interview! If you have an interview, it is very likely you will be accepted."
"I drove to campus and the parking was somewhat of a hassel. "
"How laid-back the whole day was."
"The pictures I saw of the school make it appear larger then it is. In actually it is a very small campus. It is also surrounded by a bad area of downtown Kansas City."
"Nothing in particular..."
"I discovered wearing heels in the snow and ice is painful and terrifying. Just kidding. :) Nothing really, just be prepared to answer ''Why medicine? Why osteopathic?''"
"87% of people who get interviews get accepted. If you get an interview they know you have all the credentials like MCAT and GPA and at the interview they just want to make sure you have a good personality."
"How comfortable they will made me feel. "
"The Genesis Model of medical education is more of a marketing ploy then a real affective tool for learning medicine. When I returned and discused my visit with my University Advisor, he encouraged me to look elsewhere. He said, ''if Genesis is so good, why don't other schools use it?'' This made me look at this school a second time. "
"How cool the individuals I interviewed with would be. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express @ Westport and went to dinner the night before the interview with another kcumb applicant. I'd suggest staying at one of the recommended hotels and taking advantage of the shuttle service. Great trip all around. And it was worth it, I got an acceptance the Monday following my Thursday interview. A quick turn around. KC here I come."
"I stayed at a hotel downtown, about 5 minutes from the school...Do you know how hard it was to try and find any sort of food at 10 pm in downtown Kansas City?!"
"That I would like the school as much as I did."
"I wish I'd had a better handle on what KCUMB hopes to achieve by adding so much technology into the curriculum. It was so overwhelming during the tour that I'm afraid I did not have enough time to react and digest it."
"The streets around the Quarterage Hotel are insane. All one way, not at right angles, none going the way you want, and all under construction."
"Spouses are welcome to attend."
"That 87% of the people that get interviewed are accepted into the program. So if you have been invited for an interview, don't sweat. Chances are, you are going to get in. "
"the school is *NOT* in a bad neighborhood and the traffic in kc is *NOT* bad (compaired to any other city)"
"One of my interviewers Googled me extensively. He knew my parents' jobs and volunteer activities, had found a family tree, all my previous addresses, had a newspaper photo of me from a demonstration ~5 years ago printed out in my file, had read up on some legal cases I was involved in 6 years ago, etc etc etc. They said not all their interviewers do that, but this guy does."
"The things to do in Kansas City."
"That all the negative comments on this site are from idiots who don't have a good hold on reality."
"Three things 1.The interviews are a formality. The process is a joke. No stress. You get an interview, and you are in. 2. This is most peoples safety school. 3. Graduates have difficulties finding good residencies. "
"That the city and area were not to be feared. (I almost pulled my application from KCUMB because of all the negative opinions I'd read on SDN; but really, it's not THAT bad.)"
"I didn't realize the class size is so large"
"Well, it was cold and gloomy that day."
"It was going to rain when I arrived. The plan to have a class size close to 270."
"at the beginning the dean talks to the group about osteopathic medicine and puts students on the spot asking various questions about the history of OM. be sure to know all about AT Still and the theories of OM! "
"That I had requested to take the shuttle to KC (I forgot I had checked yes on the sheet) I already knew, but bring a bottle of water"
"They have suspended almost all of their international programs, however the students are actively working to get them back"
"Small campus, with nothing around it but old dillapidated neighborhoods. "
"That the interview really was an interview and NOT conversational as so many had said."
"the history of DO, nothing really, bring bottle water,"
"How their systems based curriculum works. How testing works. How students are evaluated."
"expect to answer questions on history of DO at interview orientation"
"2 things. 1.The COST. Very few ways to pay the cost except for the military and taking out private loans. The Fin. Aide Rep. didn't seem to know much more about other souces to pay school. I would have loans until I died. 2.The school is like a votech school, except you can become a doctor."
"I wish I knew how STRESS-LESS the interview would be. It was realllly a breeze. I stressed out over nothing. I interviewed on Thursday, was accepted the following day, and had my letter of acceptance in my hand on Monday- so they are pretty quick! It was my first interview, and I feel very blessed- the school was great. I think you should definately learn about the Genesis system [ask someone if you don't know] and make sure you like the systemic based curriculum. It makes for nice talk in your interview if you know how they work."
"Location of the school is not very good."
"How apathetic the students aretoward the school. The low ratings the students gave the instructors."
"A fake friendliness exists. They seem like salespersons. I have been told if you are invited for an interview you are almost in. In fact, they measure everyone for a white coat when you are there. Once a student you are treated like a number, and the school is a lot less friendly according to the students I talked with."
"That I would have to check out of my hotel well before the interview was over. If I had know that I would have stayed an extra day. I had to leave my bags in an unlocked room at the hotel and someone went through them, found my cell phone and made a call. I was very upset about that and I do not reccomed staying at the Courtage hotel for your interview."
"That it was going to snow!! It started out raining and by 10 am the temperature had dropped and it all turned to snow. I nearly froze!"
"Not much. No one greeted me when I walked in to the meeting area in the morning. It was all students sitting around a table and I wasn't sure I was in the right spot. But there were nametags at each spot (alphabetically) and as soon as I found my seat I felt comfortable. The other interviewing students were really friendly and easy to get along with. "
"How low stress it actually was! I had a lot of fun."
"That the Quarterage Inn has free drinks for 5-7 PM. Yeah.,.,.,free."
"More about the curriculum, it's pretty sweet. I wish I would have read up on ethical issues, I had no clue."
"I'm pretty well prepared, nothing came as a suprise"
"The campus is not really in a bad neighborhood (I think it's all in what you're used to). I wish I knew more about Dr. Butterworth (their resident matriarch, if you will)-- she still conducts interviews and is known to ask tough ethical questions. "
"It was cold in the evening. Wish I had brought a big coat."
"That they were more family friendly than I thought they were."
"The area is not that bad. Just get used to city life!"
"The ability to complete your clinical rotations at sites other than Kansas City (East Coast, Florida, and many other sites in the Midwest)."
"They have an anatomy prof that is nationally well known--Dr Friedlander. If you look at the USMLE review book, he is referenced several times. That's impressive to me."
"Know the history of osteopathic medicine- i.e. general questions "Who founded?" and "What are the basic tenets?" etc. The whole day was really laid back, including the interview."
"That KCUMB did not have up-to-date facilities...NOTE:If academics are your number one priority, KCUMB is not for you! If it is the social atmosphere that is most appealing, then go for it."
"That interviews are at the end of the day."
"Make sure you know the history of Osteopathic Medicine, not just the philosophy. My dad is a DO so I really didn't do much research into the historical facts behind how Osteopathic Medicine was founded because honestly I didn't think they would ask "who founded Osteopathic Medicine". They do, so be prepared. The first hour is a lecture from Doug Dalzell and he likes to ask questions. Luckily he didn't get me, but he asked a million questions...so do your research. He says he just wants you to be prepared for your interviewers and he intends to teach you, incase you came not knowing what Osteopathy is all about. "
"Nothing. Everything I learned just made the school sound more appealing to me."
"I should have looked at the curriculum a little more."
"that the neighborhood is not that bad. seriously, if you think this is a ghetto, you've never seen a ghetto. "
"Know the history of A.T. Still and the foundations of osteopathic medicine. The person you meet with at the beginning of the day somewhat drills people about this. He isnt a part of admissions committee so it wasnt that big of a deal. He just really likes to put you on the spot. "
"More about their curriculum so I could ask more intelligent questions."
"Kansas City is a little run down/under construction.. but not nearly as bad as anyone says it is.. it's a decent area.. don't let anyone tell you different"
"Just review the info on the website."
"How lame Kansas City is. Also that the nice places to live are north of the river. After seeing those areas on my way to the airport, I felt a bit better if I had to move there for school with my wife and coming child. "
"I learned what I needed to know when I was there, and was prepared before hand to know what I needed to know to get me there."
"This is a positive actually...the masters program I applied to is brand new starting August 2005...if you maintain at least a 3.0 GPA you are automatically accepted into their DO school. Plus you get your masters in a year."
"Their genesys program (systems based approach)"
"That the hotel I was staying at was located in Kansas City...Kansas (even though the hotel was pretty close to school)."
"The school is located about 2 blocks away from a super shady part of the city. Supposedly 8 prostitutes were murdered near the school a month or something before classes started this year."
"Just how laid back the whole experience was."
"That Kansas City doesn't have much to offer, and that the weather would be freezing cold."
"How laid back it was. I was too nervous. I didn't believe that it would be so easy. "
"if you are coming from out-of-town it seems like most people live in CT (Century Towers, I think). When I heard the rent I was floored. I think it was about 400 for a 1 bedroom. New Yotk City is about triple for a 1 bedroom so obviously living expenses are a lot lower in kansas which will keep your debt down when you graduate. "
"The staff, students and anyone associated with the school are very nice. If you want an MBA this school has a great program with Rockhurst Univ. all in 4 years. Lots of ways to help those in need. "
"How cold KC is!"
"Kansas City is quite cold during the winter season. Much of the day was spent walking around campus from building-to-building. Since there is no collection of skyscrapers nearby to protect you from the wind, KCUMB's campus will get awfully chilly. Make sure to equip protect yourself with a warm overcoat and scarf (you can leave them in the student lounge during your interview and retrieve them later)."
"the low cost of living in KC, but also is a kind of depressing city"
"Nothing it was all explain fairly well in the information we received."
"I don't think I would have brought anyone to the interview with me (family/ significant other), but many people brought someone with them and they did everything with us from introducing themselves to eating the catered lunch."
"Take the KCI shuttle and stay at one of the two hotels recommended by the school. KC is a maze of interstates so make your life easy and take the shuttles."
"The professionalism scorecard, so I wouldn;'t have wasted a plane trip from California"
"That the airport is really really far from the school. My flight got in late (midnight), so I had to rent a car. I got soooo lost! Try to get good directions ahead of time if you are driving. The freeway system there is so confusing! I ended up in Kansas!"
"It's situated in a somewhat poor neighborhood. Though, there are security guards that monitor campus and the parking lots, and incidences of break-ins are extremely rare and not considered an issue. All students we talked to felt respected and not bothered by the locals in the neighborhood. On a different note, we were told this and I feel it to be true that getting an interview here this early in the "interview season" just about guarantees you will receive an acceptance to this school (~85%) because of the rolling basis of admissions. They are extremely picky about who they interview, so if you get an interview request to this school, relax. As long as you be yourself during the interview and demonstrate verbally and non-verbally that you can handle stress, you can't go wrong. I guess it seemed comical when they told us that morning not to stress about the afternoon interview because saying that seems to stress some out even more. But seriously, if you're interviewing here, relax, it's just about in-the-bag. Talk about what you know and don't pretend to know something you do not. Be honest. They respect that."
"How cheap the living expenses are!!! Vs. Denver CO. that is."
"Nothing new :)"
"I wish that I had known that they were going to "sugar-coat" the day and then let you sit and wait to go into an interview that was not as conversational as they made it out to be."
"Nothing but the personal interview suprised me. It was not the questions, but the demeanor of the interviewers and the manner in which it was conducted that bothered me. Everyone (students, admissions staff, SDNrs, prior feedback) gave me the impression that if I had been invited for an interview, the school was very interested in me and that the purpose of the interview was just to get to know me better and match the person to the paper. The interview was represented as a friendly, conversational, even fun experience. I was advised to relax, be myself and enjoy the conversation. My experience was anything but fun. I was first in my interview group of three, but was not informed of my assigned time until after 1pm, just moments before interviewers began calling for students. I wish they had informed us of our assignment to the 1st, 2nd or 3rd time slot before lunch. I wanted to have just 5 minutes to be alone to relax & focus for interview. Unfortunately, I was called before I got a chance to do that. The student ambassador hustled me over to the science offices, across campus and up 4 flights of stairs, so I was out of breath when iv started. The two interviewers, one science faculty PhD and one alumni development person, were distinctly stern and unfriendly from the start. After a bit of non-conversational small talk, the science prof started flipping through the pages of my file and eventually started mentioning and repeating subjects I had studied in undergrad and looking at me as though I was crazy for being there and seeking to study medicine. He never really asked a question, but I felt I needed to respond to him, so I started to explain my story (early interest in medicine but late decision to actually pursue it). That was my mistake, because I felt then that I had been put on the defensive. I regrouped and answered several additional questions well, but while I was answering, he avoided eye contact and continued rifling through my file papers. When I explained my personal views on stem cell research, in response to his very clumsy attempt to frame a question, he acted intimidated or offended, as though he really only expected me to waffle around the issue. He even said something like, "Well, I just wanted to know your opinion", which was exactly what I had told him. The alumni person only threw softball questions. She just seemed nervous herself, or uncomfortable with being a part of the interview. She was very quiet and did not help me to feel comfortable. I realize now, after licking my wounds, that the faculty interviewer had not read my file in preparation for our meeting. He was too busy trying to learn about me through the file, while I was responding to his awkward questions. He zoned in on the first college course I took and seemed to fixate strangely on that. He was trying to buy himself time to do what he should have done earlier--READ MY FILE. I do not think that the other interviewer had access to my file, even though the session is supposed to be open file. I think the iv would have gone more smoothly if she could have asked me more questions. She was nervous, but more articulate than the professor. The interview was just nothing like what I expected."
"That the Holiday Inn Express is actually several miles from the University, and unless you are planning on taking the shuttle it is a maze of Interstates to get there. That the 3rd and 4th year are not necessairly spent in K.C. regardless how good you do in classes there is no gurantee you get to stay there if you want. Also, that despite the fact the night before the interview was portrayed to be for your family, it was actually a joke. You only spent less than 30 minutes actually touring the campus."
"The airport is quite far away from the hotel and campus. I stayed at the hotel and the school picked about 10 of us up. For scheduling reasons my interview group got back to the hotel around 3:00pm (in case you have a return flight the same day and need to catch the KCI shuttle back to the airport)."
"That it was so stress free, and that ethical questions were going to be asked."
"I knew how it would be because I talked to a student who was there. It's important to know that this is a low stress interview-so relax!!"
"I had expected not to like the school-program, but overall, I was very impressed."
"That the interview was sooo laid back. The dude had a veggie tails tie on!"
"Interview was scheduled after lunch. They did not give me my interview time or any information about the interviewers until they called me for the interview."
"interviewers may not necessarily be DOs or know anything about DO. Also, no ethical questions were asked."
"If I had known the interviewer would treat me this way, I would not have accepted the interview. "
"To Rent a car!!!! The shuttle is expensive to and from MCI airport. I spent way too much money on transportation."
"To Relax, (really, relax) it was a great experience, everyone was nice and very easy to talk to. "
"There were no surprises, I stayed at one of the hotels suggested and was picked up by the van from the school even though I only live 1 hour from KC, it made for a stress free morning"
"The lottery process for the clinical rotations."
"I should have brought an umbrella. Also, the airport is way the heck out of town."
"that i wish i had known? nothing... i knew the outline of the day ahead of time from all my researching the school and the interview day. i knew what to expect, and what would be expected of me. i felt i was much more prepared than most of the people around me."
"The lack of students of color."
"That I had nothing to be nervous about."
"How friendly and easy going everything was going to be, there was nothing to be nervous about."
"The classes are rather large, and unfortunately, they break up many labs according to alphabetical order, so if your letter of the alphabet has a bunch of difficult people, you will be forced to work with these people for labs because they section everyone according to the last name of the alphabet. This is because the class size is extremely large. A random selection of students for a lab, instead of A-D, E-H, etc... will probably result in a better mix of individuals (I think, but then again, I never took statistics and the probability of randomness)."
"How hard it is to drive around Kansas City. Make sure you know exactly where you're going when you get there (if you're renting a car). If you are staying at a hotel, get the deal where you stay at the hotel and the Van comes to get you."
"They grade on a bell curve...a failing grade is two standard deviations below the mean. They have a dress code--professional dress or scrubs at all times. "
"I had no idea how much I was going to like UHS!"
"To bring my spouse to the interview with me. I had never seen a place so spouse-friendly and didn't realize to what extent they would welcome them. They really want the candidate and spouse to get a feel for what lies ahead of them."
"UHS has a small cozy bookstore, an adequate cafeteria."
"THe hotels they suggest you stay at are 20 minutes away, depending upon traffic. I found a nice Comfort Inn and Suites with a continental breakfast 2 blocks west of the school."
"I wish I had known that the interview was really low stress. "
"location. it's not in the best neighborhood"
"The lotto system for determining rotations for the 3rd and 4th years. Dress code for students."
"most students are married with kids, most students live 10-15 min away from campus, if you live at the apartment diagonally across the street, have to drive 10-15 min to nearest supermarket, wal-mart, There's no traffic. KCI airport is weird, has like 4 1-story buildings next to each other. Area isn't as ghetto as some would say. KC has many old-fashioned, brick buildings. I heard that unemployment rate in KC is increasing."
"How far the airport is from Kansas City. It's actually about 35 minutes to the north of KC. The area is not as getto as some people posted on the interview forums. Its on the outskirts of deep downtown KC. You want getto go to NYC, Atlanta, LA, or Washington/Baltimore. Downtown KC is about 10 minutes away with great bars and awesome shopping."
"How lousy of an area my hotel was located in."
"How the "midwestern" ideals of a school can influence the interaction between those involved with the school."
"in depth history of the DO"
"Nothing--I felt that what I had learned from UHS's webpage and conversations with students gave me a very good idea of what to expect. It was everything I expected and better."
"how the curriculum is system based"
"I was very well informed."
"The faculty and staff do everything in your power to make the day as relaxing as possible."
"It is not a big deal to bring a friend or family member - they don't look down on you for doing this"
"The cost of living is a little higher than I expected."
"About the rotation sites....they are lottery based. You cannot pick where to do them at."
"I would have liked to know more specifics about the curriculum. "
"The lottery system for years 3 & 4, but you do have around a 70% chance of getting your first choice for rotations."
"That UHS is the only D.O. school that is using an integrated approach in their curriculum. It sounds like a great program and it seems that students are getting a great education at UHS that is different from its D.O. counterparts."
"How expensive the taxi cab ride from airport to my hotel."
"Nothing really-maybe know KC isn't impressive to look at, but the plaza and westport are nice."
"Nothing, I did my homework and there were no surprises."
"Standardized patients are used in the curriculum- a big plus for early clinical practice"
"DO NOT stay at the ECONO LODGE near the airport! The night before my interview I dropped off all my stuff in the room and went out for dinner. Arrived back shortly afterwards only to discover I cannot get into my room because of technical issues with the lock. There was not 'back up key' in the hotel and had to wait until almost midnight for the manager. And when he did arrive he was more angry than me because he had to leave his party early to open my room! "
"There really wasn't anything I did not feel prepared for."
"Very laid back, just be yourself"
"Interview is very, very casual...was actually fun."
"Come relaxed and enjoy the day!"
"That I could bring my fiance in with me to all the functions. I left him in the car!!!"
"IF YOURE FLYING IN FOR THE INTERVIEW, THEY OFFER TRANSPORTATION FROM 3 HOTELS DIRECTLY TO THE INTERVIEW IN THE MORNING. DO NOT STAY AT THE DOUBLETREE DOWNTOWN. "
"I felt very prepared, there were no surprises."
"Easily my top choice DO school. I would honestly attend KCU over lower tier MDs if residency PDs would just get over the DO stigma."
"I love the Joplin Campus, there is a lot more to do in the area when you have time. Also you have a free YMCA membership!"
"Very positive experience!"
"Liked the school very much. Great connections and the students loved it there. Also, building a brand new building."
"very nice campus, I would defiantly take this school over any other DO school"
"The visit made me want to go more."
"I was hyped about the school until the actual interview."
"Very student-centered school."
"Great school. Would love to go here."
"Great school with really high COMLEX and match rates. Nice balance of traditional brick buildings with newly renovated facilities"
"Overall the school was great, and the interview was not as stressful as I thought it would be."
"They try to match your interviewer with something you mention in your essays. I was interested in family practice, so they gave me a family practitioner."
"Great school, great people, just wish I didn't have to wait 3-4 weeks for a response!"
"This was already one of my top choice schools, and the interview day only made me more impressed."
"Great school, hope I get in."
"KCUMB represented itself very well. The facilities were great and there exists ample resources for student success. I was also surprised at how nice everyone was."
"its a pretty good school with really nice people."
"Great campus, everyone is really friendly and welcoming. If you get an interview just relax and enjoy the day! I got accepted a week after my interview!"
"The day was really fun, and the interview was really stress free."
"This school was awesome, I really like the facilities and their systems based curriculum. They are definitely a top competitor for me."
"Overall impressed with school"
"The school seems like a good school, but I left the interview feeling like I did very poorly."
"Great school, but due to the very urban location I do not think it is for me."
"I loved the school, but was extremely disappointed with my interviewers. Another interviewee agreed that they were disrespectful of him as well once they learned he applied to allopathic programs."
"Loved the school, loved the students, can't wait to start next fall"
"I thought the campus was great students were happy. The campus is very committed to everyone doing well, passing boards, and getting into their residency of choice. For people that complain about the neighborhood are probably from small towns, because my undergrad visits to Uchicago and Columbia were in way worse areas and I would have never of worried about safety if I had gone to one of those schools, so the same applies to KCUMB"
"Seems like a great school with a great program. Don't stress out at all if you're interviewing here, just be honest and be yourself. The day can kinda drag especially when all you can think about is the upcoming interview which happens at the very end, very anti-climactic. I got the feeling from the very minute I walked in that all of us were going to be accepted so long as we didn't seem crazy during the interview."
"Hope I got in!"
"I tend to be nervous in interviews but this one was so relaxed. This school goes above and beyond to help their students, which is a big draw."
"The interviews are held right after lunch. During the morning, the admissions staff talks and then you take a tour with some student ambassadors. Talk to them! They have all gone through it and were great. All very upbeat and excited. "
"just not for me"
"really enjoyed the interveiw, enjoyed the other people interviewing with me, would be happy to attend here"
"I really loved the day I spent at KCUMB. I was so impressed by the student ambassadors, who stayed with us the whole day, answering questions and supporting us. I also thought the campus was beautiful and well laid out. The interview itself was based around questions rather than general conversation, but I felt very strong about it and enjoyed talking to my interviewers. Everything was low key, but well organized. It is definitely at the top of my list so far. "
"When the student ambassadors tell you, "Relax, the interview is laid-back." They mean it. Just be yourself and be reassured that it is not an intimidating experience."
"Overall, a very good experience, especially for my first interview. I recommend staying with a student because you can ask tons of questions the night before, stay in the apartment building located across the street from campus, and get an idea of what KCUMB is really like. "
"The facilities were merely alright. The campus was so out of place in that neighborhood; it was merely a cluster of relatively nice buildings in the midst of chaotic squalor. (The fact that the campus is surrounded by an 8 foot cast iron fence alone speaks volumes.) The school-owned student housing was dingy, dumpy and depressing. I won't be going here unless everything else falls through."
"I loved the city the people and the school. After visiting here it is my top choice for sure."
"The guy that met us in the morning (vice president of admissions, I think) kept describing himself using the term "fatherly figure." It sounded a little creepy. He also said something about his wife working in one of the offices and how they communicate with each other about the students and discuss their problems. This was supposed to be a positive thing, but I worry that students may not have much privacy as a result of this "family-oriented" atmosphere. "
"The day started at 9 am with a talk but the VP of admissions - he spoke about the program, the school, and gave advice about interviews (got kind of winded and long). We all then moved to the OMT lab with 5-6 2nd year students for a 30 minute panel, after which we split up into groups and got tours and had lunch. We were about 30 minutes ahead of schedule so there was extra waiting for interviews to begin. Interviews started at 1 pm. Those waiting met with a financial aid rep or were fitted for their white coats (in case of acceptance). I was the third and last person to interview but started interviewing at 2 pm and was done by 2:30. Overall the day was relaxing, the people were friendly, and the school was great. "
"I enjoyed my interview. The city is a plus. I don't know how well the rotations are though in 3rd and 4th year. They say that they are good. Still finding out. The interview was laid back, I know everyone says this, but trust me! They want to know you more as a person. You would not be interviewing there if they didn't think you were a good fit already for their school. Good luck!"
"Many people in the forums complained about the immediate area around the University as being kind of "ghetto." This is true. However, KS is a unique city in that there are very close and distinct neighborhoods. Don't let the your first impressions scare you away because the culture and class change suddenly a couple of blocks away. "
"Excellent, can't complain."
"Student ambassador and staff told us so much that the interview was a conversation and almost everyone gets accepted I felt like I was wasting my time interviewing and they could have just made a decision based on my application. Interview was a joke they too all but said I was accepted"
"Since I had previously visited the school during Winter Break, the first few hours of the morning were exactly like my previous visit. However, the students gave some valuable information about the school. After lunch, I was called into a conference room to interview with a woman from Professional Development and with the Dean of the College of Biosciences. Both were friendly and asked meaningful questions. The interview was relaxed and non-threatening."
"The doctor that wrote my letter of recommendation went to Kansas City and my pre-med adviser has a relationship with KCUMB so I had heard great things about the school and the type of doctors that come out of KCUMB. The day started out with some of the students arriving late since the shuttle from the hotel was late due to traffic and ice on the ground. Things got kicked off with Phil Burns telling us about the school and some of the things we need to know before we interviewed. Such as know what osteopathic medicine is, which surprised me since you would think that people applying to osteopathic med schools should know these things. He also told us that Kansas City is one of the founding five osteopathic med schools. I felt totally at ease since he said that 80% of those who get an interview are accepted. Also he said that if you have any reservations about the school, call him and he'll answer any questions you have. He also talked about the high board scores that the students achieve. The students were excited to be there and were really friendly. They even gave us their home and cell phone number just in case we had any questions. The interview went really well. One went to UT Knoxville and the other one had kids in a town close to Memphis. I like the fact that they match you with interviewers that have something in common with you. "
"It was great! I had heard great things about the school and I wasn't disappointed. The Dean of Admissions started the day, he said that about 90% of the people who get an interview get accepted, and the interviews are more to make sure the school and student are a good fit. Plus, they're SUPER laid back, so don't stress it. My interviewers were extremely nice and accomodating, but they asked some tough questions, but they're more just trying to see how you handle yourself than they are grading your answers. Also, for some reason my interview lasted over an hour, whereas most of the interviews took between 20-30 min. We just had a lot to talk about, I guess? The facilities are super nice and new, and they have some good expansion plans over the next 5 years. I read a lot about how the school was in a ''bad area'' so I was expecting it to be totally ghetto, but it wasn't. I didn't think it was bad at all, but Kansas City is just an older city with an ever so slight ''run down'' feel that's pretty common throughout most big midwestern cities. I felt totally safe at and around the campus. Besides, they have TONS of sites around the country to spend your 3rd and 4th year if you don't want to stay in Kansas City, which is a HUGE plus with this school because you can go live and work in the area where you want to get your residency, which can be a big plus in getting your top choice. "
"The day started with a presentation about KCUMB and the background of osteopathic medicine. Approximately 20 people were in the interviewee group. The group then met with 5 or 6 KCUMB students for an open question and answer session. A tour was given and interviewees met back in the cafeteria for lunch with students. Interviews followed. I had toured the campus once before and I am still very impressed with what KCUMB has to offer."
"It was a fantastic day. I was very impressed with the students and the faculty. The interview was very laid back. I really enjoyed my time. "
"It was a very laid back interview. People have said on this website that the school is in a bad part of town, but the entire city is that way...there is no good part of town. The best place to live would probably be north of town, closer to the airport. "
"Meet in a big group, hear a presentation about DO's. They give you financial aid info, and housing info, get a tour, then lunch, the interviews are all in the afternoon, you will get out before 4.Everyone is really nice and the interview is NOT hard. "
"Overall good experience and they seem to make admissions decisions quickly because I got my letter of acceptance less than 2 weeks after interviewing."
"It was pretty laid-back (as we were continually assured throughout the day) but it was not the most laid back interview ever. The two interviewers were a current professor and an alumnus who was also a part-time prof. The alumnus was a little confrontational and asked most of the questions. I felt a little like he was trying to trip me up, but I think, looking back, that he was just trying to make sure that I was right for the school (and vice versa) by really grilling me."
"I had a great interview experience. It was my first med school interview, and I found out yesterday that I was accepted! Everyone is nice, the campus is small (which can be good or bad, depending on what you want), there is housing across the street that is very affordable and nice, and they have a fantastic program. And while it is in a poorer area of town, I felt completely safe there."
"Overall they are a top notch program, and they know it. Excellent facilities. Make sure you read up on the history of osteopathic medicine and why you are interested in the philosophies. BTW, if you get the interview, it is very likely you will get the acceptance. "
"Things went well, I think I got in. It sounded like those of us that were there were pretty much guaranteed an acceptance as long as we didn't screw up the interview."
"Everyone was really nice! I got there early, then the assistant dean gave a little talk about the school, followed by a student panel and a tour of the school. Afterward we had lunch and then interviews. It was really laid back and relaxing."
"The day started with introduction by head of admissions. He gave us overview of osteopathic concepts, philosophy and history. He also told us the we should be prepared to answer questions about why osteopathic medicine, and what you know about it (which I was asked). Then we had little discussion with 2nd year med students. They were all very entusiastic about school and Genesis curiculum. Then we had a tour of the facilities and across the street appartment complex. Around 12pm we had lunch at the cafeteria. And by 1 pm we gathered at the student lounge to wait to be called. The interviewers were very friendly and made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. They asked many questions about my history, reasons why I want to be a DO, why their school, few ethical questions."
"The interview itself was fairly laid back and not stressful. I felt I could express myself and my reasons for wanting to be a doctor. The sales pitch in the morning was lengthy and thorough, extremely well thought and expressed. The school is very proud of their curriculum (and they should be). It was a good experience, and I learned a lot about medical school, and the questions to ask other schools who weren't as thorough as KCUMB."
"It was okay. The interviewers were really nice. The town people were really nice. I just did not like the school"
"It was wonderful and low-stress. They make it very interactive and informative. I was very impressed with the school's academics, facilities, curriculum, and students."
"My interview experience was good. In the morning, you listen to speakers and tour the school. The interviews are after lunch. It was very laid back - before your interview you can play ping-pong, talk to students, or whatever. Very low stress."
"Overall this was a great experience and the interview had some tough questions but with some thought they were easily answered. Be prepared to know about Osteopathic medicine at the beginning of the day. You will be called out and asked to identify key principles and philosophy. "
"Very informative. I felt like the admissions faculty really cared about us students and that I could see myself easily attending KCUMB. Also, while you wait to get called, they let you chill in the game room. So, we were watching CRIBS, playing pool, ping-pong with other interviewees and current students. The overall experience was way laid back! "
"Again I was there on my own because of the scheduleing mix up. But they still gave the same process, they talked to me about the school, gave me a tour etc. Campus and faculty were very nice"
"The school was okay. You will receive a big sales pitch. They are really into PR stuff. Overall, it appeared like more of a business then a real medical school.The classes are growing each year so the tuition can support the building projects...which they tell you about all day. "
"Top Notch! I really feel like this is the place that will help me become the best physician I can be. Very welcoming environment and I like how the school tags outreach as a top priority. If interviewed, I know you'll enjoy it. I even got to talk about Iron Chef America on Food Network during my interview, ha ha. How great is that?"
"The entire day was relaxing; there was always staff around to help, and make you comfortable. The tour guides were very enthusiastic and seemed to genuinely care about the school."
"The interviewers were serious, but made it possible to tell jokes and be somewhat laid back and conversational."
"As has been said multiple times, the interview is very relaxed. My interviewers were very friendly and I was able to joke around with them (I hope that's a good thing). They match you up with interviewers that match your interests and experiences, so be ready for a very open-file interview. The tour guides were enthusiastic, but candid when we asked what they didn't like. The area is not as bad as it's made out to be, and actually has a pretty nice view of the KC skyline. Overall, I was very impressed and can't wait to hear if I got in."
"KCUMB is a good school with top-notch facilities. If you would like to get an education that utilizes an innovative curriculum and gives you early practice in simulated clinical settings, then you may be happy here. Students there seemed excited and indicated that they thought they had made a good decision going here. On the negative side, it was clear that tuition expenses had crept steadily over the last few years rising from between 3-5% per year. Over the next four years a class of 2011 grad can expect tuition to increase from about $36k to just over $40k. To those looking for good in-state ''deals'' or value added features such as a free laptop, pda, or prepaid board preparation, this may seem like too much. The school's location is not very nice, but the apartments across the street are decent and nearby and seemed safe with the steel fence around everything. I tried not to get too caught up with this because the place seemed safe enough with plenty of security patrols and fencing. The only downside would be if you wanted to live in a nicer area and you had to commute. Among those I asked, commutes were still pretty modest though, from about 15-20 minutes."
"Pretty low pressure. No questions I didn't expect after a thorough review of the resources on the internet."
"It was the best interview I have had so far. Very laid back and friendly. See what positively impressed me for more."
"Very quick. I think they just wanted to put a face and a voice with my application, and weed out psychopaths."
"As everyone says, the interview was really laid-back. I can't imagine a more relaxed interview. Overall, I think my questions to the interviewers were harder to answer than theirs!"
"The interview was really laid back. From my understanding, everyone gets interviewed by two people at once - one doctor and one admissions person. So the doctor that I had asked me about academics and the admissions lady asked about my personal stuff. But in all, it was conversational (we ended up talking about basketball for about 15 minutes) and they didn't ask any ethics questions, which was a plus. :) "
"into talk from dean, tour with a group of students, question session with students, continue tour, lunch, financial aid/white coat fitting/interviews, free to go."
"It was a great experience and the school was ver impressive. Very low stress."
"Met in conference room with applicants (breakfast provided). Chat about KCUMB and explanation about osteopathic medicine. Met with KCUMB students. Q & A session and a tour of the school. Lunch with students(tacos...they were delicious, but bad bad bad before an interview!!!). Then we were fitted for a white coat and interviewed. You were free to go afterwards. I was done by 2pm, but had to wait another hour for the others to finish so I could take the shuttle back to the hotel with them."
"Very relaxed. Info sessions and tour in the morning, lunch, then waiting around for one on one interviews. I played foosball for an hour in the lounge and then had a very coversational interview. No stress."
"Awesome. I felt like the school genuinely cared about its prospective students and its current students. The Genesis curriculum is amazing!"
"It was very well done. Everyone seemed nice. I was impressed with how they have developed an new aproach to teaching the first two years "
"Relaxed, easy going, very informative. Take time to ask a lot of questions."
"I wish i had known that Chicago would have crazy thunderstorms the day before the interview and my luggage wouldn't come in on time. However i had my suit as carry on and that saved me. I had to go on a mid night shopping spree for some of the other stuff i needed but it wasn't terrible. I got to see the night life around the plaza"
"It was great! I can say I truly had fun. The whole day was very impressive and the interview just solidified the fact that KCUMB was an amazing school. Very conversional and open file. The interviewers knew my file inside and out, which impressed me. I got offered chocolate which is always a plus."
"The interviewer was dry, and was a talker. My interview was almost twice the length of normal interviews. Other than that, he asked basic questions and it wasn't too stressful."
"This was my first interview so I was very nervous. The interviewers made me feel very comfortable and at ease."
"friendly, open environment. unique patient centered curriculum exposing students to early clinical experience"
"It honestly could not have gone better. The atmosphere all day was very relaxed and informative. They truly wanted us to be comfortable and at ease. We arrived at 9am (20 ppl) and had an information session about osteopathic medicine, its origins and aims, and about KCUMB and medical school in general. Then we met with a panel of students to ask questions. These students then lead us on a tour of the facilities. Next, we ate a complimentary lunch in their cafeteria and were then lead into the student lounge to relax and wait for our turn to interview. When my turn came, I was escorted to a room with two interviewers. The atmosphere was very laid-back, very conversational; but they did ask some "
"This was my first interview, so I was pretty nervous. The 2 intervewers were Phd's and professors at the school. It was very laid back. The only part that I might not have done so well was the ethical question, and a couple of the other questions were vague. Overall it was a positive experience though"
"I was interviwed by Dr. McCandless, professor of pharmacology, and Anne Wilson, who works in Alumni Relations. Everyone was interviewed by a PhD and either a DO or a staff member. It was not intimidating, and they get you very relaxed with an introductory speech, tour, lunch, and waiting in the student lounge before a 1st year takes you to your interview. I was notified of acceptance on 11/4/04!"
"There were a lot of people there (~20). The day started at 9 when we got a spiel about the school, history of osteopathy, etc. We were then taken to the OMM lab and had a Q&A with 4 students who became our tour guides. We went to the micro lab, anatomy lab, library, research center, student areas, the Century Towers, and the new Clinical Competency Center. We ate lunch and then had our interviews. I was first in and left the school before 2pm."
"It was great. The interviewers were very friendly, and made it a point to comfort you. They really just wanted to get to know me...it was the way it should be."
"Great experience! I hope I get in!"
"the interview was really laid back. we met with one faculty member and one other person who also worked for the school. i couldn't believe how little stress there was, they made an effort to make us comfortable. "
"The best i've had. "
"There is a student lead panel and tour then lunch, followed by interviews. Some of the interviews were a lot longer than others, definitely depends on the interviewers."
"first there is a tour and panel with med students. interviews aren't until after lunch so be prepared because everyone got really sleepy by then. interviews lasted maybe 20-30 minutes each. everything was pretty casual."
"It was quite a very organized interview. So at first we got picked up from the hotel by admissions staff. Then we waited for a while in a room with other students. Then Ms. Carlton spoke about the school, osteopathy, etc. Then we had a tour with the students to the school and to CT. Then finally the interview. Fortunately, I got called in first and my interview only lasted for less than 30 minutes because I saw an applicant who was waiting for a long time to be called. When I was finished with the interview, the admissions staff brought us back to the hotel."
"I think it was a good experience , especially it was my first interview"
"It was a pleasant experience."
"Two professors asked me questions for 30 minutes. Conversation style--very laid back and low stress. Very positive experience."
"Very informative. They definitely have a vested interest in being your choice of school. They take the time to make sure you know everything you can about the school. "
"The interview was conversational in tone. Though one or two questions were tough, I felt that I answered them very well and confidently. "
"They were nice for the most part -- but really did ask questions that are tailored to you. Make sure that you take a personal assessment and look at your weakness and prepare for that, because they will probe the chink in the armor to see how strong it is. They will also pair you with an interviewer that has a background similiar to yours in either experience or interest if possible (i.e. my background was in physiology and was paired with a Physiologist)"
"Good, but you never know! If I get in, I will say that the interview went well. If I dont, well then I will have a different opinion. I was very impressed with the school and students. I could really see myself there! The interview didnt include very many questions and that makes me nervous."
"The interviews were with two faculty members. They were both very professional and friendly. I really got the impression that they wanted to know about me. They were not adversarial in any way like other schools."