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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

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Explain why you took Calculus I-IV AFTER you had already completed your undergraduate degree?" Report Response

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

"What are three strengths and three weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"With all the advances in genetics since you took your undergraduate course, do you think you are ready for the ammount of genetics knowledge we expect of you? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did I take four semesters of Calculus?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult. Just know yourself and be genuine in the interview." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, KCUMB website, reviewed my AACOMAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were all very modern and at least as good as anything I've seen at other schools. The student ambassadors wer all very helpful and ready to answer just about any question. The joint D.O./MBA program looks like a good opportunity and seems to be very well integrated into the overall curriculum (i.e., they schedule classes in the summers so as not to interfere with your regular classwork). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location. The school is in old downtown Kansas City. Not a place you want to walk around at night. Apparently it is much better than it used to be 10-20 years ago." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Take the KCI shuttle and stay at one of the two hotels recommended by the school. KC is a maze of interstates so make your life easy and take the shuttles." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started out with a talk by a nice gentleman from somewhere high up on the school's food chain (sorry I don't remember his exact title). He asked lots of questions "game show style" to the interviewees in the audience. Nothing that anyone applying to osteopathic school shouldn't already have hardwired into their brains, but be prepared to be put on the spot. Then he talked a lot about the standard school stuff (history, philosophy, 3 & 4th year hospital affiliations, etc.)as well as the DO/MBA option. It is a pretty convincing pitch, and the program seems well thought out. Chosing the MBA option means that you will have to do your 3rd year in KC and it will add $20K to your overall tuition costs. After this presentation (which lasted about an hour), we met with our student ambassadors who took us to the OPP room to answer any of our questions away from any faculty/admin types. It is worth noting (and perhaps it is this way with every school) that the student ambassadors are not just selected from the general population, they are the "best and brightest" with minimum GPAs, etc. After the interview session, we were led on a tour of the campus including the Century Towers appartments in which about half the students live. The facilities were nice, but I have to admit that I didn't get a close-up look at the anatomy lab because the door was locked. Apparently there was an exam coming up, but it still seems like poor planning. Not a huge deal. Other facilities worth noting were the OPP room, library, the gym, and the patient interview rooms (where you conduct exams on simulated patients). Finally, you return to the student lounge where you get fitted for your white coat and wait for your interview. Use this time to talk with the students! As for the interview itself, I was the last person in my group to go. I was very impressed with the level of interest one of the interviewers took (the D.O., again I'm blanking out the name). Rather than give me the third degree and grill me about oddities in my record, he really showed genuine interest in getting to know what I was about and what I've been doing in the ten years since I graduated from undergrad. No ethical questions or anything tricky like that. At the end, be sure to have some questions for the interviewers. We ended up returning to the hotels about 4 o'clock. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/11/2004

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