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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?

1 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"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?" Report Response

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

"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?" Report Response

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

"If you had a 14 year old patient who was pregnant, wanted to have an abortion without telling her parents, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The above part on the genesis curriculum. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved it there. I did not expect to like the school. The campus is great and beautiful. The students seem very happy to be there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/27/2003

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