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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

How you think you did?

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Why KCUMB? What is unique to KCUMB that attracts you?" Report Response

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

"What non-healthcare-related job would you choose if not medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the hardest class you took in college and how did you manage?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe the two main positions of the issue of embryonic stem cell research." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread my essays and browsed the various interview feedback postings about the school pertaining to the type of interview and commonalities of questions asked." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The administration responds well to student feedback. They recently added several more computers for students to use based on last year's feedback. The admissions staff who briefed us in the morning went out of the way to stress values to us. They stressed having highest priorities on religion/belief system and family before medical school. This is what they said will help you become successful. The curriculum doesn't include a biochemistry or genetics courses because they expect you to have this knowledge from your undergrad. course prerequisites." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There aren't that many computers at this campus as many other schools may have, BUT there is a new research center being built which has computer facilities for students and will be completed in time for those entering in 2005. The campus is not geared for wireless internet. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's situated in a somewhat poor neighborhood. Though, there are security guards that monitor campus and the parking lots, and incidences of break-ins are extremely rare and not considered an issue. All students we talked to felt respected and not bothered by the locals in the neighborhood. On a different note, we were told this and I feel it to be true that getting an interview here this early in the "interview season" just about guarantees you will receive an acceptance to this school (~85%) because of the rolling basis of admissions. They are extremely picky about who they interview, so if you get an interview request to this school, relax. As long as you be yourself during the interview and demonstrate verbally and non-verbally that you can handle stress, you can't go wrong. I guess it seemed comical when they told us that morning not to stress about the afternoon interview because saying that seems to stress some out even more. But seriously, if you're interviewing here, relax, it's just about in-the-bag. Talk about what you know and don't pretend to know something you do not. Be honest. They respect that." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Okay, first of all. I got a little stressed when I found it was going to be a 2-on-1 interview. I had a very negative prior interview experience at another school. The one here at KCUMB was much more positive and non-stressful. It was conversation-based. I didn't feel at any time that I was being grilled. They asked very relevant questions about my character and post-secondary experiences. It left me with a good taste in my mouth." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/04/2004

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