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  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Kansas City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

1

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)?

"Do you think healthcare is a right or a privilege?" Report Response

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

"If a 16-year old of sound mind comes into the emergency room and needs a blood transfusion. He is a Jehovah's Witness and his parents say no blood. What would you do? (The difference between this and the typical question is that he is of sound mind, so would you ask him? And would the legal authority or his personal authority as a patient prevail?)" Report Response

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

"What is a major issue in healthcare?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What special healthcare issues (if any) are present in Kansas?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A family physician's salary is $100-$200 thousand dollars. A specialist makes $1.5-4.0 million dollars. What do you think of this different in salary?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application, read through studentdoctor.net, and listened to NPR clips." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty members were part of the doctors who interviewed. They seemed very pleasant." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They did a good job." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They said that all EDP applicants must have a good GPA and MCAT scores or they would not have been invited to the interview. If I had known that, I wouldn't have been fretting about justifying the dip in my GPA." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There was a 30-minute open file one-on-one interview followed by a 30-minute closed file two-person interview. It was really low stress. The interviers were not given a prescribed set of questions, so they were just trying to get to know us better so that they could fill out an evaluation sheet." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/16/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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