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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?

3 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?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about your experience as a volunteer at the Memphis Animal Shelter. " Report Response

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

"What was the most difficult non-science class you have had? " Report Response

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

"How are you going to handle being in a class of 250 since you went to a college with small class sizes? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I see that you have had experience in various health care positions, tell me about them. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I didn't have any difficult questions; the interview was really laid back. It felt more like conversation with a teacher than an interview. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, my AACOMAS application and my second personal statement that I wrote for KCUMB. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed to be really enthusiastic about attending KCUMB. The buildings are beautiful and the facilities are modern. Kansas city is also a big town so there are plenty of things to do." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The gym is small and the free weights are not that good. I wish they had better equipment at the gym. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Get ready for some cold weather. I interviewed on a day where there was a lot of snow and ice on the ground. Kansas city drivers and icy roads are not a good combination; I almost got rear ended a couple of times. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The doctor that wrote my letter of recommendation went to Kansas City and my pre-med adviser has a relationship with KCUMB so I had heard great things about the school and the type of doctors that come out of KCUMB. The day started out with some of the students arriving late since the shuttle from the hotel was late due to traffic and ice on the ground. Things got kicked off with Phil Burns telling us about the school and some of the things we need to know before we interviewed. Such as know what osteopathic medicine is, which surprised me since you would think that people applying to osteopathic med schools should know these things. He also told us that Kansas City is one of the founding five osteopathic med schools. I felt totally at ease since he said that 80% of those who get an interview are accepted. Also he said that if you have any reservations about the school, call him and he'll answer any questions you have. He also talked about the high board scores that the students achieve. The students were excited to be there and were really friendly. They even gave us their home and cell phone number just in case we had any questions. The interview went really well. One went to UT Knoxville and the other one had kids in a town close to Memphis. I like the fact that they match you with interviewers that have something in common with you. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Automobile

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

$501+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn at the Sports Complex

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/17/2008

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The people at the office was great and very responsive." Report Response

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