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University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1971
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 106
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University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC-SOM)
Allopathic Medical School
Kansas City
  • SDN RANKING 1
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 26 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $30,514
  • Non - Resident Tuition $44,875
  • Application Fee $35
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 65.2

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • M1-103
  • 2411 Holmes
  • Kansas City 64110
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine was founded more than 30 years ago as an innovative six-year medical program. From its combined baccalaureate/doctor of medicine curriculum to a docent system that emphasizes small group learning, the UMKC School of Medicine has remained a trendsetter in medical education.

Curriculum

M.D. students enter the medical program and enroll in the Human Structure Function series in January and remain in the program for 48 consecutive months. Three distinct curriculum plans have been devised, which allow M.D. students to proceed through the curriculum along one of three possible tracks. Two tracks provide the M.D. students with five months of time during which they do not formally enroll. The first track allows M.D. students to elect the five-month leave of absence immediately following completion of USMLE Step 1, and the second track provides for a five-month leave of absence midway through the clinical clerkship sequence. The third track allows M.D. students to complete their 48 months of continuous enrollment in December, and does not provide any break during the program other than one month of vacation time per year of enrollment.

Facilities

As part of a community-based institution, our students receive early and continuous clinical education at our hospital partners Truman Medical Centers, Saint Luke`s Hospital, Children`s Mercy Hospital, and Western Missouri Mental Health Center. Through the strengths of these partner institutions, our school continues to develop new research opportunities to further the Life Science Initiative in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

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Positively 18
Negatively 2
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

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4.85 26

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How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.73 22

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Give people directions about parking, give people more advance notice of interview date, don't send a pointless thank you card to interviewees, AMCAS fee waiver yet still charged for secondary, specifically stated snail mail communication yet used email for final decisions, some of your admission staff is kind of rude." More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't get to meet with many current students or ANY M.D. only students which left a little to be desired as far as understanding what it is actually like to be a student there." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"MMI style" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI (Can't say specifics)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't tell specific questions but it was an MMI style interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated you to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when I was faced with an ethical dilemma..." More from this Member | Report Response

"A woman is pregnant, estimated gestation of 24 weeks, you discuss with her what wishes she has if she was to go into labor today, she requests no life saving efforts for her unborn child, do you facilitate her wishes? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths? and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define leadership." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a leader or a follower? (this one caught me off guard a bit, I actuallly asked him which organization he was talking about....but then I answered it fine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does school come easy to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the leadership seminars/conferences you went to and mentioned in your personal statement. (I totally recommend going over ever detail of your application before you go in, hopefully you remembered photocopying it!)" More from this Member | Report Response

""What type of books do you read?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expand your intelligence outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What obstacle did you have that affected your education and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to solve the healthcare crisis (lack of insured Americans) in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the the value of the high school education you have recieved?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read? Tell me about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in medicine 10 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest strength? Weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your most valuable life experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind(s) of books are you reading these days?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like most about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. But the 1st interviewer told me that he will try to push to get me in. I'm like gee thanks; I really need that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe why you chose to wear a _____ colored tie and what that says about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in group of students and one was slacking off, how would you approach the student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much (or What) TV do you watch? How do you like your stay so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interview was with a 6 year medical student, who forgot about the interview, and came in late. He wore shorts and a large baggy shirt. He ran thru. a list of preprinted questions. None were interesting. Topics like what books I had read, what my hobbies were etc... He seened disinterested." More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose i were to give you admission into this program, and 2 years down the road, i were to tell you that you would "drop out". what would you think would be the main reason why you would drop out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was something that you learned all by yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever learned something on your own?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What tv do you watch?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you should want a family in the future after becoming a doctor, how are going to balance your job and your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will me most difficult thing for you as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about the healthcare situation in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books I've read!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Describe the atmosphere in which you will be working and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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