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  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Kansas City
Individual Feedback 1 27 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 19
Negatively 2
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.89 27

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.74 23

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
5.95 21

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 9
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 3
45 minutes 3
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 8

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 22
At a regional location 1
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 23
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 18
Closed file 5

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.00 24

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

"What's your opinion on diversity in the world today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI style" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI (Can't say specifics)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't tell specific questions but it was an MMI style interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated you to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when I was faced with an ethical dilemma..." More from this Member | Report Response

"A woman is pregnant, estimated gestation of 24 weeks, you discuss with her what wishes she has if she was to go into labor today, she requests no life saving efforts for her unborn child, do you facilitate her wishes? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths? and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define leadership." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a leader or a follower? (this one caught me off guard a bit, I actuallly asked him which organization he was talking about....but then I answered it fine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does school come easy to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the leadership seminars/conferences you went to and mentioned in your personal statement. (I totally recommend going over ever detail of your application before you go in, hopefully you remembered photocopying it!)" More from this Member | Report Response

""What type of books do you read?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expand your intelligence outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What obstacle did you have that affected your education and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to solve the healthcare crisis (lack of insured Americans) in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the the value of the high school education you have recieved?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read? Tell me about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in medicine 10 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest strength? Weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you failed and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you adjust to/deal with having mostly 20 yr old classmates (MD-Only Program)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one volunteer effort you were involved with and how it influenced you and your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose UMKC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two strengths and weaknesses. I gave 2 strengths and one weakness but remember to turn it into something good out that weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who interested you in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you good for the school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you choose the 6 year medical program? What interested you most in coming here? How did you find out about this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why do you want to be a doctor?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Volunteering experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you admire the most? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of all the other careers, what makes you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your opinion about yourself differ from others' opinions about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strongest and weakest points?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the problem of limited/no health-care insurance for a majority of America's population?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What volunteer/work experiences were helpful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Aside from your application what other factors do you think will help you be successful in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a book you've read recently." More from this Member | Report Response

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should the United States have a universal health care plan like every other developed nation in the world? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with going to medical school and your friends want to go out to the bar?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your understanding of medicine. I'm like shit, out of all the other great questions why this one. I didn't like my answer to this question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pursue the BA/MD program and why do you want to be a physician/doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What do you do when you are not studying or in class?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"why do i want to study medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your leadership style." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a classmate cheated on an exam what would you do? What is a social problem you think exists, and how would you fix it? What would ou change about your past?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the qualities you look for in a good physician? Do you possess those same qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one person you most admire and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the other schools you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What inspired you to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the biggest challenge in medicine in the next 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What does social justice mean to you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your most valuable life experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind(s) of books are you reading these days?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like most about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. But the 1st interviewer told me that he will try to push to get me in. I'm like gee thanks; I really need that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe why you chose to wear a _____ colored tie and what that says about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in group of students and one was slacking off, how would you approach the student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much (or What) TV do you watch? How do you like your stay so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interview was with a 6 year medical student, who forgot about the interview, and came in late. He wore shorts and a large baggy shirt. He ran thru. a list of preprinted questions. None were interesting. Topics like what books I had read, what my hobbies were etc... He seened disinterested." More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose i were to give you admission into this program, and 2 years down the road, i were to tell you that you would "drop out". what would you think would be the main reason why you would drop out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was something that you learned all by yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever learned something on your own?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What tv do you watch?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you should want a family in the future after becoming a doctor, how are going to balance your job and your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will me most difficult thing for you as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about the healthcare situation in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books I've read!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Describe the atmosphere in which you will be working and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a time where you were critiqued and you thought it was unfair. How did you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After asking about a book I've read recently (The Namesake), I explained that the character's lives closely paralleled my parent's life as immigrants. The interviewer told me that immigrant parents often push their children into certain careers and asked if that was my case. I said no. So he asked, if my parents didn't motivate me, what did motivate me to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else about you that you would like us to know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem with health care delivery?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was one time you went against authority?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your understanding about medicine. I didn't sort of prepare for this question, so I blew it, I think." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the greatest medical concerns for your generation? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you go over this website, you will be pretty prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with living here and going to school here because Missouri and California are so far away?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The second interview was with an older medical doctor. She was nice, but did not ask too many questions. She did review my file, and asked me questions about my classes. The "why did I want to attent medical school." Nothing too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose you got into the program, and on your first test you really studied hard and were confident that you would do good. However, the teacher grades the test and you fail. what would you do differently next time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the biggest challenge/obstacle that you've had to face so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the questions were pretty straight foward" More from this Member | Report Response

"i wasn't really shocked by any of the questions (probably because i practiced answering so many). " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most difficult situation you have ever been in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(on volunteering at a hospital) Had you not had this experience, what would you have not learned about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a dispute among your friends if you were the leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This program is a combined degree program, it is a BA/MD program, so the incoming students are all 17 to 18 years old. Thus, my interviewer told me that one of the criticisms of such a program is that the students are less mature and ready to tackle medical school, and may not be adequately prepared for it. She asked me how I would try to overcome this, and what I would do so that I wouldn't be inadequately prepared for the rigorous 6 year curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Scenario:You are working in ER, a young patient comes in, he was in car accident -- needs to be put on a ventilator, the power goes off in the entire hospital, the only working ventilator is hooked up to an old terminal patient(whose family specifically intstructed to never take hime off of it). What do you do with the young trauma patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Youtube, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"-reviewed the website for the qualities the school emphasizes -looked over sample MMI questions and answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through ethics MMI questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Printed out materials from the school's website. Mock interviews with a doctor completing fellowship, and a faculty member." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Reading on current healthcare topics, reviewed healthcare reform." More from this Member | Report Response

"Monitored CNN, NY Times, reviewed Obama administration health care reform proposal and speeches, reviewed my application and past research projects, researched UMKC's curriculum and student organizations, researched Kansas City sites and culture, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, practiced a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my anwers from questions I copied from this website basically and re-watched the tapes I recorded for practice interviews I did with 2 friends of mine." More from this Member | Report Response

"I've spoken at tournaments for years, so I didn't need much preparation. I honestly just thought about why I wanted to be a doctor and read some articles on medicine. I also browsed the forums for some sample questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Go through this website, asked people who have already interviewed questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I researched all the possibility of questions they can ask me from websites like this one. I also did my "homework" and researched on the school. I wrote down all my answers and practiced in front of a miror without my paper. I also did a mock interview with my counselor and my principal. I basically set it as my number one priority." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the material on the internet, and from the schools material they sent me with the letter informing me about the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"internet, students in the program" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, web-sites. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading forums, going over school info, reviewing application" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked on this site, read How To Get Into Medical School, practiced answering questions A LOT <<really helped me feel more relaxed and calm" More from this Member | Report Response

"Internet sites such as this one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the interview feedback on this site, talked to medical students both past and present, had prepared answers for questions that could be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read interviews on this site; had my 12 year old brother ask me questions; and found sample questions in the book "How to get into Medical School."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced questions with family members, read up on current events (which were not addressed during my interview), mostly used Internet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to med students, internet, books" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Cost, exposure, team oriented" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI wasn't was terrible as I had anticipated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview system was organized, interviewers were easy to talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a thorough information session about the school's curriculum, schedule, and structure." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people are incredibly friendly-the students, faculty and interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, I am from KC so nothing really impressed me. However, there're lots of constructions going on, so I think it will be much better place after finished." More from this Member | Report Response

"Before I begin, let me explain that this interview was for the 6 year BA/MD program. The students seem very happy. More importantly, this is a very unique program. I say that because it isn't perhaps better, but different from any other program I've seen regarding medicine. You start off doing clinical rotations from year 1. If you want straight hands-on training, this is the place for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people seem very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"There's actually life in Missouri! There's an awesome shopping area called the Plaza which was very interesting! There is a lot of land, open space, and the air was a lot cleaner than California. haha The people were also a lot friendlier than Californians. Everyone I met was very helpful, including the students. Besides from studying full time, they have fun, play sports and try to balance out their lives as best as they can. Some even have part time jobs their first 2 year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The school is attached to the General Hospital. It is dark, the interviews started late, and were very unorganized." More from this Member | Report Response

"it really is a unique program and very relentless." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness and humor of students, faculty. They want you to do well and know eveything about the program before you decide. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the program, its very unique" More from this Member | Report Response

"2nd interviewer laughed at my jokes, responded to my answers, brought me water when i started coughing like crazy" More from this Member | Report Response

"The last four years of the program are focused on applying medicine, such as clinical rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was very nice, the medical students answered all of my questions, everyone was nice and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you become a medical student there, each student will get their own little cubicle office where they can do work or take a nap." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff and interviewers were friendly, very willing to answer questions, Interview was well organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly and sincere attitude of students and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"large class size, interview felt scripted each interviewer asked 10 questions written down before hand it didn't feel natural or conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a lot of interviewees present. The large group made the process seem more intimidating." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having to wait between interviews for up to one hour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not certain the questions asked gave a good indication of who I am as a candidate." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a partially open-file interview. I believe the interviewers were only allowed to see the essay and resume. The first interviewer seemed very familiar with those items. However, it was clear that the second interviewer did not review those items at all before the interview and spent a lot of time asking me to reiterate my resume over and over. I was disappointed that I did not get to spend that time showcasing my knowledge and strengths that would not otherwise be seen just from the resume and essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"A little unorganized, tuition is A LOT!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was on my second interview and a lady came in and asked us to leave; so we had to move another room. I'm like damn, they really need to organize this event and take it seriously. I mean I take it seriously." More from this Member | Report Response

"Unfortunately, despite the great ideology (hands-on learning from year 1, there are some general problems with the school. The surrounding area is pretty boring. Weather varies dramatically from what I've heard. Facilities are not the best. The program can be hectic and should be only for people who know they want to be doctors. The biggest concern I had was residency placing. Even though I was told that UMKC graduates go around the country, I saw the graduating class placement and the majority stay in the midwest. Therefore, even though you might save a lot of time, you might end up in a less-than-ideal location for your residency." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview with the professional seemed kind of short, only about 30 minutes. He was very enthusiastic, but he talked more than asked me questions! The second interview with a MS6 was long - like more than an hour! He, however, didn't seem as enthusiastic as I expected, but he was really helpful in answering all my questions. It was really frigid, but it didn't snow as I expected. :( (we don't get snow in Orange County)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The worst part of the day was when we finally started the interview process, right after the group was greeted by the women from admissions we were told we needed to take a test about our medical knowledge. This was stressful. The questions were on actual medical school test questions. The questions were on drugs, specific names for x-rays,and lab test etc... I graduated with a BS in Biology, and I did not know anything about medications and what they asked.I had to guess on most of the questions. Later I was told "We didn't expect you to know the answers, we just use them to compare you to the other medical students." I think I understand, but not too sure if the test was the best way to do it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No Social life in Kansas City!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The weird noises that the elevators made when going up/down." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, it's a really great program" More from this Member | Report Response

"first interviewer was shooting out questions like a machine, seemed bored or uninterested, responded little, tried to turn what i thought were my strengths into weaknesses--and the med student says he was nice! at least other interviewees said he was like that to them too" More from this Member | Report Response

"The numerous chemistry courses that are required." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building was kept very hot during our visit, and our tour of the medical school facilities was much shorter (30 minutes) than I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"No lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"We were not able to view the undergraduate campus, we only looked at the School of Medicine and part of one of the hospitals; the tour was not thorough enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bad neighborhood across the street" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That you cannot withdraw your application to UMKC once you start school. Your AMCAS is automatically withdrawn from all other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not sure if there would be events designed to allow candidates to mingle with current students aside from the student-run tour of the school. I scheduled an extra night in my travel just in case, but this was not necessary." More from this Member | Report Response

"OK. There's no test at all that you have to take, so don't sweat it. I don't why some people previously posted that on here. Because I apply for the MD-only program, if I'm in, I will have to deal with whole bunch of high school kids. Oh god, can it get worse than this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing new really. I knew it was a clinical-based program and that the medical school was decent but not the greatest." More from this Member | Report Response

"I already knew this, but they admisiter a chemistry test" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be sure to bring a pencil and a calculator to the Toledo Chem Test. They would provide it for you, but it's always to use one that you are familiar with. Pack some warm clothes and a suit! Remember, dress to impress. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has a 6 year program where you can get your BA and MD. I applied for an advanced standing spot, one vacated by a 6 year student. The cost of this school. it is almost 65K per year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kc is so lame" More from this Member | Report Response

"A suit is a must! Although I did wear one, I had thought it to be optional." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, i believe i was pretty prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"only 6 people total interviewed on my day toledo chemistry test was not so bad ( i didnt take ap chem) every interviewee except me was accompanied by a parent im glad no current event or questions about abortion/euthanasia/HMO/ Medicare/etc were asked theres a student lounge on the 5th floor thats nice and new, with big tv--watched gilmore girls the hour after my interview :-)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your score Toledo Chemistry Exam, which is administered on site, does not count towards your admission criteria. It is only used to determine whether or not you have to take Chem 211 the summer prior to entering UMKC if you are accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"UMKC is hellas expensive and they barely give you any free money..." More from this Member | Report Response

"THE SCHOOL IS EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE IF YOU'RE OUT OF STATE!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really enjoyed the MMI process, I thought it went very smoothly" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt more comfortable with the MMI than a regular interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI isn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I stressed out a lot more than was necessary." More from this Member | Report Response

"A current student told me to go to another school if I get in somewhere else, because the student has not had the greatest experience with this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers seemed concerned with the age gap in the class between the BA/MD students and the MD-Only students (especially in terms of how this would affect the learning environment and overall adjustment of the MD-Only students). The interview day lasted from noon until approximately 4pm and consisted of a welcome/overview of the day, student tour of the school, pictures, information session about the curriculum, information session for financial aid, and then the interviews were last. Each candidate had two, 30-minute interviews. One interview was from an MD and the other was done by a non-MD faculty member/person associated with UMKC." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was good. I really liked the people and the interviewers made me feel very comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I only applied for MD-only program, this was how the day went. A student from MD-only program came and talked to us about the program; they only have 5 slots for this program, so good luck to ya. He informed us that the ana. lab is very small and sucks because they don't have cadavers for students, only pre-dissected parts are available; so if we want real cadavers, then we have to take an elective at somewhere else. They don't have any combined degree program except the BA/MD one for high school kids. After the talk, we each went to our one-on-one interview. I was first cuz I was the only guy there, I think. My first interview went smoothly but I thought I blew it until the doc. told me that he will try to get me in...hmm...but he was really cool though..my second interview was a lady from non-medical field. I thought our interview went really well until I asked her how I did; she said I need to be more specific and detailed. I guess I made her assume too much; but I'm like lady I told you everything I know, what else do you want. After that she said I'm done for the day so I went straight back to my work. At my computer desk, they sent me an email saying that I'm not really done yet cuz there's a tour of the building and my picture needs to be taken. Great, but I wonder if I should go back to do all that frivolous stuff since I already degraded this school so much heheh. That was how my interviewing day went. Pretty bleak heh! I know." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'll go through the entire day really. First things first, get there on time! It's pretty hard to get to the right place, so I suggest going the day before to scope out the area. Even more so, the parking is horrible. Thankfully, you can get a parking pass if you go inside the school of medicine. You watch a video (actually informative, not too much inane fluff)and get an information packet. Then you take the Toledo Chemistry Test for an hour. To be honest, the chemistry test was the thing that scared me the most about this interview (even though it has no bearing on your admission. However, if you fail, you must take the course during summer, and if you don't pass this course, you won't join the ba/md program even if you are admitted.) I would say that if you took a chemistry course, you should be fine. It is separated into math (very very very easy math), chemistry and specific chemistry. A lot of it is just on the periodic table, pressure, volume etc. Basically, what you learned in high school chemistry. To be honest, the chemistry part was sort of challenging. I'd say it was a 7 out of 10 in terms of difficulty, but seriously, don't sweat it. Then we have lunch...nothing too eventful. Following lunch was a tour of the school. I was a little underwhelmed by some of the facilities (one of the libraries is hideous, honestly), but it was sufficient. But for a program like this, you have to sacrifice the ornate packaging for the core emphasis on clinical training. Finally...dun dun dun...the interviews. A word of caution: I might be underestimating how intimidating the interviews actually are. I have been to many of these and I have spoken in almost every uncomfortable situation imaginable, so take my comments with a grain of salt. I thought the interviews were easy. The first one is with a doctor who is very enthusiastic (btw, there are more than two doctors doing interviews, so you may get a different person) and just wanted to know basically who you are and why you want to be the doctor. P.S.: They will ask you about your medical-related extracurriculars and probably a question on health issues (read your current events.) The second interview is a bit more intense. My interviewer was much more objective and asked some pretty scathing questions. In fact, the first thing he asked was my ACT score and my class rank. He would then ask questions about my leadership, conflict etc. all the way to the tie question. He basically challenged me to explain myself and how I would deal with problems. (Some person said they got a question about their stance on abortion from another interviewer, but I can't verify this...either way, make your answers clear and don't show weakness. Appear confident and don't waver. That's the only way to approach the questions.) Overall, the interviews were fine. They WILL NOT ask you anything about your curriculum (ie: explain Photosynthesis in its entirety) which is a huge relief. The first interview is very laid-back and is a lot about you. The second is a bit more straightforward and has to deal with how competent you are and how you deal with problems/conflict. But heck, I even got a few chuckles out of the second interviewer, so anything's possible. Best advice: DON'T GO OVER THE QUESTIONS LIKE A MORON. Seriously, if you go over the answers then you're trapped. Your interview becomes wholly synthetic and if you forget a part of your answer, your blank. My best advice is that before the interview, you start thinking to yourself about some things you've learned, why you like medicine etc. JUST THINK to yourself and by the time the questions come, you will have plenty to say. So be confident and think beforehand. Best of luck." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews went by pretty smoothly, at this point they want to make sure you are right for the school and the school is right for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"My mom and I got there the day before. We checked out the campus and talked to the security guards and he gave us our parking permits for the next day. Be sure to bring ID of some sort with you. I waited there in the lobby and was joined by about 5 other seniors with their parents. We took the Chem test after hearing a brief video about the docent system. Then a one hour break for lunch on our own. Afterwards, we were led by a MS6 for a school tour. We were supposed to go in for a Q&A session with some students, but we didn't have time for it because while we were touring the school, we talked and asked questions to some students that were already in their offices. We came back for our two interviews and that was basically it! Stressful, but well worth it." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was the worst interview experience. Since then, I have had 2 others. Both better.After this interview I waited a full year before I sent out applications again. I was accepted at UMKC, but could not afford the cost.I was accepted this year at another MD school closer to home. I felt I should warn students about this school. If I knew about this school, and the poor ratings it gets nationally, I would never have accepted the interview or spent the money for the hotel and for gas, if I knew then what I know now. My advice. Avoid UMKC school of Medicine!" More from this Member | Report Response

"awesome program, faculty/student/physician interaction is very close." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of time is spent learning about the program/school. Since this is ba/md, they want to make sure that you know what you're getting yourself into." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was my first interview... ever. it was very stress-free and concentrated on learning who we are as people. everyone was extremely helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"saw a video, took the test, took a tour, asked med student questions, went for interview, finished no later than 3pm this is really a great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very helpful and nice. I enjoyed the tour of the student's offices, hospital, etc. The interviews were not really that bad because I prepared ahead of time. The interviewers answered my questions throughly, and one helped me realize that getting a minor in Spanish during med school, and especially this program, is very difficult and I should think it over before making that decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews were not as bad as other sites, such as the Princeton Review, had made me believe they would be. Unlike most medical schools, there is no "bad guy" interviewer who puts you in an uncomfortable position to see how you react under pressure. The first interview with the Phd is mostly about your experiences and skills in the school and the community. The second interview, which is with an MD, asked me questions more geared towards being a doctor, such as handling controversial issues (abortion, etc.), and health insurance. By far, the second interview (the one with the MD) is much more relaxing and enjoyable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was definitely nerve racking, but after i got through it...I felt MUCH better. It really wasn't that bad. I'm just glad i got in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I had a pretty good interview day. I interviewed on the second to last day which I liked because I figured my app would be fresh in their minds. I thought my first interview went really badly because I felt like my answers were very repetitive, but I guess not because I was accepted and told that my interviewers loved me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is beautiful and very very friendly, students have a voice in this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 15
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 6
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 12
Neutral 4
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.47 19

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 8
Out of state 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 7
2-3 hours 3
4-6 hours 5
7+ hours 2

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 7
Automobile 9
Train or subway 2
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 6
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 1
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

KCI

mci

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 4
Hotel 7
Home 1
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 20

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.85 20

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.95 20

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.63 8

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.88 8

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.63 8

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Give people directions about parking, give people more advance notice of interview date, don't send a pointless thank you card to interviewees, AMCAS fee waiver yet still charged for secondary, specifically stated snail mail communication yet used email for final decisions, some of your admission staff is kind of rude." More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't get to meet with many current students or ANY M.D. only students which left a little to be desired as far as understanding what it is actually like to be a student there." More from this Member | Report Response

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