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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"How do you deal with stress?" Report Response

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

"Discuss a major medical ethics issue." Report Response

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

"How will we know that you will succeed?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Discuss a major medical ethics issue." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Medical school is an academically very challenging endeavor. Explain to us how we will know that you will succeed?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, KCUMB homepage, read up on osteopathic timeline, reviewed aacomas form" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The organization and presentation of the entire program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Touring the campus on a VERY cold day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Kansas City is quite cold during the winter season. Much of the day was spent walking around campus from building-to-building. Since there is no collection of skyscrapers nearby to protect you from the wind, KCUMB's campus will get awfully chilly. Make sure to equip protect yourself with a warm overcoat and scarf (you can leave them in the student lounge during your interview and retrieve them later)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The entire day was conducted extremely well. From the very beginning, I felt that the opening presentation was informative and helpful. I was impressed with the description of Genesis (their systems oriented curriculum that was has adopted 5 years go). Through Genesis, students begin developing clinical and patient interaction skills very early in training (within 2 months of their 1st year). This apparently has had no drawbacks on the school's board pass-rate (since they incorporated Genesis, KCUMB has had 97% of their students complete Step I). The attitude of the students and staff at KCUMB is very encouraging. Maybe it has to do with being in Missouri, but the people of KCUMB are very polite, energetic and friendly. The students conducting the tour were particularly enthusiastic about the program. I really enjoyed talking with my tour guide Heath as he is planning to go into the same field I am: pediatrics. Much has been said about the dilapidated conditions of the surrounding town. Personally, I feel that this sentiment is a little overblown. Its true that certain portions of the city are a little run-down, there are also many regions that are quite nice. In particular, the plaza area. In any event, the students and professors all assured us that the campus is quite safe." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/13/2004

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