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  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Kansas City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"Why did you reject other professions that help people?" Report Response

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

"What makes you qualified to be a medical student?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you decide on medical school as opposed to nursing school or social work? (Basically asking for elucidation of WHY and HOW I wanted to help people)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I knew myself and had previous experience working in a hospital. Know as much about what you are going into and WHY you want to go into it. Love of and application of science to DIRECTLY improve the quality of someone else's life should be a prime motivation. If you are scientifically oriented and are compassionate, I suggest you be yourself. If you are neither, then medicine is probably not for you. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Simply the fact that it was a medical school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The semi-condescending attitude of some of the PhD interviewers. The MD's seem fairly sympathetic to the interviewing plite and seem a little less formal. The PhD's just seem to have a chip on their shoulders." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That all the other applicants had spent money on NICE suits, while all I had was nice khaki pants and a sport coat. If I could have done that again, I would have worn a nice DARK SUIT! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"DON'T GIVE UP! Medical school admissions EVERYWHERE is screwed up. I was waitlisted and got accepted 2 weeks before school started. There are people who were accepted shortly after their interviews and I am doing better than more than half of my class. It just goes to show that medical admissions committees do not have the ability to accurately judge someone's potential. The have only markers (MCAT, GPA, etc.) Admissions committees LIKE candidates who bettered themselves (taking extra classes and excelling, getting more clinical or research experience, etc.) and re-applied as stronger candidates. I was one of those re-applicants who got in. DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS!!! God has given me everything I have and made me everything I am! JESUS LOVES YOU!!! :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2002

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