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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why osteopathic medicine? What issues do you think doctors will be facing in 10-15 years?--and don't talk about managed healthcare!" Report Response

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

"How do you plan to handle the stresses of medical school?" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"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.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN's interview feedback, reviewed my application and essay questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really enjoyed the day and I found out within the week that I was offered a spot in the next class. The atmosphere is very friendly and warm." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2003

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