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  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Kansas City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why medicine? Why osteopathic Medicine?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"How do you like Kansas City? If your best friend were here what would they say about your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"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?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think of Kansas City? What do you do for fun? Nothing mind provoking. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"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.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was really impressed with UHS. There was absolutly no pressure during the day of interviews and the student hosts and students were happy to talk about their school and talk to you. The general students even made a point to come by us at lunch and while waiting for interviews to say hi and talk. That says a lot about the school and the people that go there. The school is pretty modern and you can actually see where the tuition money is going as they are currently fixing up two projects on campus including a research building. They have a note taking service and a lot of the lectures available on video or powerpoint forms. The excersise room at the school is not super large but its decent. I love to excerise so having a free area to do so was a plus for me. If you get an interview here, relax and go and enjoy the process. It was my first interview and set the stages for the rest of them. They put the bar up fairly high. I highly recommend staying with a student to get a feel for the place. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/06/2003

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