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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

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Why medicine? Why DO? Strengths/weaknesses? Just general stuff." Report Response

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

"What was your hardest class in undergrad, science-wise? I felt like Dr May lead me a bit with this question, because I mentioned biochem and my low grade, and she nodded as if this is what she was looking for as a weakness in my app. She then backed me up by saying most students either don't like biochem or don't perform as they would like. This was a major positive during my interview." Report Response

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

"Here they started running out of questions. I got the 9/11 question, which we discussed, followed by the bonfire question. the interview ended a little abruptly after that. Again, not sure if this was good or bad." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What ever happened to the bonfire at your school? (I graduated from Texas A&M)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How did 9/11 affect you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, looked at the website, mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the curriculum--I know everyone says it, but it is very logical and impressive. All the students were extremely supportive of it. The anatomy lab is very clean and odor-free as well." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area around the school and Kansas City. It is NOT a ghetto like some others have described it, but it is run down. Kansas City is just mildly impressive...run down as well with a lot of old, winding roads and highways. Get good directions!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They have an anatomy prof that is nationally well known--Dr Friedlander. If you look at the USMLE review book, he is referenced several times. That's impressive to me." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviews were in the afternoon, which is different from every other school I've interviewed with. Other postings are correct though, they try to relax you and prep you as much as possible. We had a presentation by admissions first, then a student panel, then a tour by said students, then lunch with said students, then interviews. Like I said, the students were happy to be there and it showed. By the end of your first year, you're doing patient exams independently, and by the end of your second year, you're doing complete histories and physicals independently. Coupled with the anatomy work and genesis curriculum, you're a practicing physician before your 3rd year clerkships begin. The interview was laid back, and felt a little short, but not stressful at all. They seemed to run out of questions towards the end...not sure if that's good or bad. Also, they asked me to name a medical ethical issue. They didn't want me to discuss it, just name one, which I thought was interesting. As far as the area goes, I had to solicit information from the students about the run down area around campus. I was told that yes, there have been robberies at the 7-11, where prostitution is apparent at night. They qualified this with the statement that no student they know of has had safety issues on campus. Security there is quite good and readily available. Overall, I had a good experience with the school, but the surrounding area is obviously a cause for concern." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

kci

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday In Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/08/2005

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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