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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Tell me why you travelled so much. Do you think you can stay in one spot for two years? (I've gone to school for two years in one place in NY?)" Report Response

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

"If you had a patient who has undergone a battery of treatments and wants to quit, would you respect his/her wishes? (pretty easy, big proponent of patient choice and self-determination)" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were the czar of America's health care system, what would you do to fix it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you feel that you as a physician should give services to uninsured people?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, KCUMB website, and interview feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Super new facilities, 8 simulated patients. State of the art simulated patient interview rooms and OR." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Super long Century Towers tour (student housing not put on by KCUMB). Lack of bicycling, mass transit. All the construction on the freeway to the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It was going to rain when I arrived. The plan to have a class size close to 270." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were a lot of people there (~20). The day started at 9 when we got a spiel about the school, history of osteopathy, etc. We were then taken to the OMM lab and had a Q&A with 4 students who became our tour guides. We went to the micro lab, anatomy lab, library, research center, student areas, the Century Towers, and the new Clinical Competency Center. We ate lunch and then had our interviews. I was first in and left the school before 2pm." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

KCI

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/28/2006

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

9 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?

7 out of 10

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