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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

6

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 us about yourself." Report Response

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

"If you were accepted at KCUMB and another school how would you choose?" Report Response

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

"Have you been to Kansas City before? What do you think?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I have a degree in music, so one interviewer asked me what I thought about music therapy." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you are accepted here and at other places, why would you choose to come here instead?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the school's catalog, read over my application, prepared a few questions in advance" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were really sparkling and the students seemed very satisfied with them. Everyone seemed gung-ho about the school and its vision." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tuition is now just over $36k. The area seemed a little run down, but not too much. I was ensured that ''careful'' and ''smart'' city dwellers are not punished by burglary or vandalism." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I'd had a better handle on what KCUMB hopes to achieve by adding so much technology into the curriculum. It was so overwhelming during the tour that I'm afraid I did not have enough time to react and digest it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"KCUMB is a good school with top-notch facilities. If you would like to get an education that utilizes an innovative curriculum and gives you early practice in simulated clinical settings, then you may be happy here. Students there seemed excited and indicated that they thought they had made a good decision going here. On the negative side, it was clear that tuition expenses had crept steadily over the last few years rising from between 3-5% per year. Over the next four years a class of 2011 grad can expect tuition to increase from about $36k to just over $40k. To those looking for good in-state ''deals'' or value added features such as a free laptop, pda, or prepaid board preparation, this may seem like too much. The school's location is not very nice, but the apartments across the street are decent and nearby and seemed safe with the steel fence around everything. I tried not to get too caught up with this because the place seemed safe enough with plenty of security patrols and fencing. The only downside would be if you wanted to live in a nicer area and you had to commute. Among those I asked, commutes were still pretty modest though, from about 15-20 minutes." 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?

4-6 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?

MCI

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express in Westport

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/11/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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