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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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?

3

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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about a difficult time you had in your life and how you dealt with it? How will you deal with difficult times as a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What insights has being a patient given you on being a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think that you hold stereotypes and prejudices? (This was in response to me discussing how I was a minority in my community growing up, and how I wasn't necessarily the victim of blatant racism, but I felt that I people held prejudices against me and stereotyped me because they were ignorant.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A patient of yours has signed papers stating she does not want extraordinary measures to be taken to save her life if she were to fall extremely ill. You see that she has fallen into a coma in the ER...what do you do? (of course you respect her wishes) Now her family members have come and are screaming at you because you're not doing everything in your power to save her...what do you say to them?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over application, read up on ethics and healthcare policy (which I didn't talk about at all), SDN, answered basic questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"KU is revamping their curriculum for next year, making it much more integrative and systems based. They're requiring the use of a Tablet computer, which is a super-portable laptop that you can "write on" with a "pen"...pretty neat. They're introducing new electives like, Medical Spanish, Domestic Violence, and Cultural Competency...all of which are great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities aren't that great...the study areas seem really small and depressing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the curriculum is going to be revamped next year. I like the changes a lot and wish I could've mentioned them in my interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The first interview was a one-on-one open file conducted by a faculty member. The second interview was immediately after that and was a two-on-one closed file. One was a clinical preceptor at KU Med and one was a private physician who drove all the way out from Garden City just to do interviews for KU. The two on one was a little strange for me because they just kinda shot questions at me. After I finished answering one question, the other person was immediately ready to ask another one. Tip: if you have a choice...make the interviewers sit close to one another so you don't have to keep on turning your head to make eye contact with both." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

MCI

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2005

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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