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  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Kansas City
Overall Experience

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 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)?

"Is this your first time out to KC? What do you think of it?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why DO?" Report Response

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

"What are your thoughts on cultural competency and its place in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked my thoughts on cultural competency with regards to medicine." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were really all that difficult. The interview was very conversational and they really knew my file! The interviewers almost seemed tailor-made for me." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, read over my file, searched hot ethical topics" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was really pumped about the school and the systems based curriculum. There's a new auditorium being constructed, one of the many examples of the institution's constant improvement and self reflection. The Clinical Competency Center was really nice - they have adult, child, and prego mother simulators. I was definitely impressed with this school. My interview group also jived pretty well together. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cafeteria wasn't all that impressive, but it'll definitely do. The gym wasn't as big as I'm used to, but other than that no real complaints." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How cool the individuals I interviewed with would be. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express @ Westport and went to dinner the night before the interview with another kcumb applicant. I'd suggest staying at one of the recommended hotels and taking advantage of the shuttle service. Great trip all around. And it was worth it, I got an acceptance the Monday following my Thursday interview. A quick turn around. KC here I come." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Top Notch! I really feel like this is the place that will help me become the best physician I can be. Very welcoming environment and I like how the school tags outreach as a top priority. If interviewed, I know you'll enjoy it. I even got to talk about Iron Chef America on Food Network during my interview, ha ha. How great is that?" 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?

$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 - Westport

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/25/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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