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  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Allopathic 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?

7 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?

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 about yourself." Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get in this year?" Report Response

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

"What would your friends say are your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's the first thing you read when you open the daily newspaper?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You are an attending physician in a totally slammed ED. Trauma service brings in a 7 year-old boy, severe hypovolemia. ID card in boys wallet placed by parents says no blood products per religious preference, but the boy will die without a transfusion. Parents are not with the boy and can't be reached. What do you do? Follow-up question: The parents arrive and tell you to stop immediately. What do you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewing AMCAS and secondary app, talked in the mirror. Reviewed KU website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students are very friendly and helpful. All lectures are podcasted, only 3 hours of lecture each day (more study time), plus I'm a fan of PBL. New Heart Hospital, Research Center. The faculty seems to really care about their students and their success. Campus has a real friendly mid-westish feel." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"You're forced to buy the $2500 laptop. Although, the textbook software is provided which helps a bit. Classrooms are older and real institutional looking." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Most students don't find out if they've been accepted or denied until March." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day went fairly smooth. First was an info session, followed by financial aid and lunch with medical students. Next was a meeting with the deans and a student led facility tour. Unfortunately I was in the last block of interviewers, we had about an hour to wait after the tour before we were called back. Overall the day was stress free and they seemed to really be interested in me as a person." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/08/2006

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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