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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"Why medicine? Why osteopathic medicine? Why did you choose graduate work in anatomy? What happened to your grades sophomore year?" Report Response

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

"What do you do to relieve stress? What do you do in your spare time? What study method have you found works for you and will help you with the medical school course load?" Report Response

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

"Describe an ethical situation and take a position on it. What specialty and geographical area do you want to practice? Do you have any questions for us?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I thought all of the questions were pretty standard interview questions" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No real difficult questions, though I did get asked the ethical question. The question was to name an ethical issue and take a stand on that issue. I was probed further with a twist in the ethical issue I proposed but take comfort in the fact that it is acceptable to say "I don't feel that I can honestly answer that question". I think they just wanted to see that I knew what was going on in medicine and had an opinion on it. They also seemed to be OK with me saying that I don't have all the answers." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read this website and thoroughly took notes on difficult questions, had a mock interview, talked with a current KCUMB student, and reviewed the information I sent in with my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything impressed me postively. The students had nothing negative to say and the school seemed to work on helping students get the best education. I also was impressed by the school's sincere interest in family first and spirituality. I also loved the parking because at my current school you could spend over an hour looking for a parking space." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I had no negative impressions. But for the people reading this that may be scared by the "bad neighborhood" I say don't freak out. It's not the suburbs but it is just like any other urban city environment. It is a really good school so I would advise you to come see for yourself." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was going to snow!! It started out raining and by 10 am the temperature had dropped and it all turned to snow. I nearly froze!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview and I have to say that my interview experience was great. To begin with, I stayed with a 1st year med student who gave me some pointers and tips and asked me interview questions. I got to meet some other students from her class that really helped me to relax and enjoy the day and the student ambassadors were great. I got accepted so I would say I had a good interview also." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

< $100

What airport did you use?

MCI

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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