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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?

35 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)?

"Please explain what brought you to want to be a doctor, specifically an osteopathic doctor, and specifically at UHS." Report Response

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

"You seem to be very goal oriented. Have you ever had an experience of setting a goal and failing to accomplish it? If so, how have you benefitted from that experience?" Report Response

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

"You have a history of volunteer experience. Do you plan to continue this in the future, i.e. here at UHS?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You're treating a patient. You determine that one specific treatment would be the best for this patient. However, when you look at the insurance chart, you see that it's not covered, but something else that you feel would be less effective is, and getting the patient to admit to one more relatively small symptom would be enough to get the treatment you desire covered by the insurance. What would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Probably getting through the first question of why I want to be a doctor/DO/UHS student. It was my first interview and I still found it tough to enunciate." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this site, read about the school, their curriculum, read up on osteopathic medicine, and studied my essays that I had written for the applications." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very nice campus. Very nice students (of course, why would disgruntled students volunteer to be our tour guides?). Staff was very friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The huge packet of material they gave us on just about everything about the Kansas City area. It seemed like they just grabbed all the brochures on KC from a travel agent and stuffed them into a packet. I also had absolutely no interest in the damn dorm, er...apartments across the street." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I should have brought an umbrella. Also, the airport is way the heck out of town." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I don't have any other interview experiences yet to compare it to, but I really liked the school. I'm afraid I can't say quite the same for Kansas City. Got to know some of the other interviewees in the morning at the hotel before the van picked us up. Then we listened to a presentation on the history of osteopathy, the curriculum at UHS....., which was interesting. That was followed by a cheesy video, which I used as an opportunity to get something to drink. Then we were introduced to the student panel that would answer our questions and lead us on a tour of the school. Lunch wasn't half bad. The tour of the apartments didn't sit well with me. Give me a break. It seemed like too much of an advertisement. Trying on the white coats before the interview seemed kind of freaky, too. I didn't want to jinx myself. Interview was conversational. My male interviewer seemed to be a very nice man trying to pretend to be a hardass interviewer. The female interview was very nice. The interview was very low pressure, conversational, and pleasant. Just relax. I tensed up a little bit, then thought to myself "boy, am I being stupid". Just be yourself and you'll be fine. Then I joined a couple of other interviewees for beers before our flights home." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/09/2003

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