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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?

30 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)?

"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. " Report Response

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

"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). " Report Response

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

"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" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"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." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, asked the students questions while I was there waiting to go up." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really liked the school. My interview was very stress free. I was able to be myself and just relax. They really wanted to just get to know who I was, we started out by talking about the school, my tour, how the day was going. Then they just asked some very simple questions to move into the more difficult questions (see above). Just try to relax and enjoy it. Once you've made it this far, you're already WAY ahead of most other people. They have 2000+ AACOMAS applications, they interview 500ish and their starting class is well over 200 (220 range I think). If you fly into Kansas City international, make sure you buy something to eat and go to the bathroom before you go through security... there's nothing except for chairs and doors once you get into the gates." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/11/2003

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