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  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Allopathic 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?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

1

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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"You were pretty active in undergrad, what did you learn then that will serve you well in med school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"As a doctor, how would you want your patients to describe you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What's wrong with healthcare today, and how would you fix it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Used SDN's interview feedback and thought through likely questions and answers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly the administration and profs were." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A cirriculum change will be taking effect fall '06" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First, mine was an EDP interview, so the setup might be slightly different from regular app interviews. Overall though, it was nowhere near as bad as I thought it'd be. There were 2 interviews, 30 min each back-2-back. First was open file and one on one with PhD prof. Second was semi-closed file, with MD prof and 4th year med student. Both were very low stress and conversational. MD was clearly disappointed I hadn't shadowed any, which was the low point of the interview, otherwise it went well. They never seemed to be out to get me. Interviewees were invited in groups of 8, with 4 students interviewing per hour. During the down time while the other gruop interviewed, just hung out and talked with other applicants and ate snacks. At the end of the 2 hour process, there was a brief financial aid talk with time for any questions. No tour, but that's because they couldn't get student guides for all the tours (an alumni event had claimed most of the free students). And that was it. From check-in to driving away took about 3.5 hours." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2005

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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