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  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Allopathic 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?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Questions above and What do you think of cloning?" Report Response

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

"What do you do to relax in free time?" Report Response

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

"What will be the most challenging aspects of medical school for you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What health issues are prevalent among students at your school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the state of religion in the world today? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"(1) Read all the stuff on this site for the school (2) Reviewed my personal statement (3) Went through some common questions about health issues, "why do I want to be a doctor," and " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"(a) the students are SO friendly and laid back. No evident hypercompetition and neurosis, and they take joy in being there + each others' lives (b) the admissions staff are very nice and accomodating, and try to make the event less stressful, such as presenting info on international clerkship opportunities and speaking to students/faculty as they sit down to eat with you" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"(a) Tuition is rising fast. Too fast. (b) Spent most of the time sitting in one room with hours (plural) between interviews. Although, this does offer the chance to talk with other interviewees" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"(a) Everybody that day got the "What do you think about cloning" question" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Two interviews, one open file (with the Selection Committee member who will present your file to the Committee) + one closed file with two people (doc + 4th yr student in my case). The first interview was a bit stressful and it's important to persuade the person of the strength of your app so (s)he will take that to make a case for you to be there. Judging from others' experiences, this can be a random conversation about nothing, a nice conversation, or a blunt defense of your application. The second interview was mostly ethical & activities questions. In both, it's useful to know your app well and point to details of things you have experienced, link this to thoughts about ethical issues." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2003

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