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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Describe an ethical situation you have been involved in (what decisions did you have to make, etc)." Report Response

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

"Why KU? Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What special health care issues are present in Kansas? What health care issues are important right now for the US?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What my opinion was regarding the Merck - Vioxx lawsuit." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my secondary, AMCAS, and questions on SDN feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were nice, particularly the Clinical Skills lab (I was unaware they had this). Also, they seem to be incorporating a lot of technology into their curriculum. For instance, they are re-vamping the auditoriums so they are computer - friendly, since next year all incoming students will get an HP tablet PC. Lunch was also great, especially because each table had 2 current med students eating with us and answering any questions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The curriculum is getting a complete overhaul, which is a good thing, but the fact that next year's class will be the first that they are trying some of these things out on is a little worrisome. They seemed to have planned for every possible outcome, though, and sounded like they would provide tons of help to ensure that each student passes." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were a lot of people interviewing (30-40)that day, split up into groups. Each hour a different group interviews. Your first interviewer is a member of the admissions committee, and that interview lasts about 30 minutes and is open file. The second interview consisted of a faculty member and a physician from the community. They had access to your personal statement and to your activities listed on AMCAS, but did not have any grades/MCAT. That interview lasted 30 minutes, and it seemed as though they had a prescribed set of questions to get through, whereas the first interview was more conversational." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?


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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

6 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?

8 out of 10

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