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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"How do you feel about preventative medicine? How will you incorporate it into your practice? " Report Response

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

"How will your family deal with the time commitment you have to make when you're in med school? (I'm married and have 2 kids)" Report Response

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

"Why DO? What area of medicine do you want to practice? What do you do for fun? What questions do you have for us? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The future of medicine could be in pharmacological genetics. How would you deal with the ethics involved in treating someone based on their genetic makeup?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you deal with a patient suffering from a disease caused by their lifestyle (ie smoking/drinking) who wouldn't take your advice?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"My file, SDN, studied current hot topics in medicine and healthcare" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New facilities, curriculum, laid-back atmosphere, enthusiasm of students, approachability of the faculty" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"small campus" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How you can spend year 3 & 4 at almost anywhere in the country!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was great! I had heard great things about the school and I wasn't disappointed. The Dean of Admissions started the day, he said that about 90% of the people who get an interview get accepted, and the interviews are more to make sure the school and student are a good fit. Plus, they're SUPER laid back, so don't stress it. My interviewers were extremely nice and accomodating, but they asked some tough questions, but they're more just trying to see how you handle yourself than they are grading your answers. Also, for some reason my interview lasted over an hour, whereas most of the interviews took between 20-30 min. We just had a lot to talk about, I guess? The facilities are super nice and new, and they have some good expansion plans over the next 5 years. I read a lot about how the school was in a ''bad area'' so I was expecting it to be totally ghetto, but it wasn't. I didn't think it was bad at all, but Kansas City is just an older city with an ever so slight ''run down'' feel that's pretty common throughout most big midwestern cities. I felt totally safe at and around the campus. Besides, they have TONS of sites around the country to spend your 3rd and 4th year if you don't want to stay in Kansas City, which is a HUGE plus with this school because you can go live and work in the area where you want to get your residency, which can be a big plus in getting your top choice. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriot Fairfield Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/10/2008

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I'd like to spend a little more time on the campus getting a little more ''hands-on'' like sitting i" Report Response

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