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  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine - KC
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Kansas City, MO
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


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)?

"Why medicine, why osteopathy, why KCUMB? (Believe it or not, this was all one question! I felt as if I were talking forever)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"List three prevalent medical issues. Expand on the Terri Schaivo Case; what do you think it would by like being her physician? (Serves me right for mentioning futal care as a current medical issue.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Give an example of a time in your academic career that you have felt overwhelmed and explain what you did to help you though this challenge." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What is an activity or a hobby that you have that you think really contributes to/defines your personality." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your thoughts on the Terri Schaivo Case?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"My primary and secondary applications, the schools website, SDN, and I researched the history of and principles for osteopathic medicine." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"1. Patient-Centered Curriculum (System- Based Learning)2. The dress code (either scrubs or dress casual with your white coat, no jeans here folks) 3. The study facilities in Smith Hall 4. The campus is beautiful (all brick buildings)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the students that were being interviewed had very poor attitudes. There were three or four students that thought the interview day was a joke. If you don't want to matriculate to this school, don't schedule an interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The ability to complete your clinical rotations at sites other than Kansas City (East Coast, Florida, and many other sites in the Midwest)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The visit felt like it went really fast. The day began at 9 am with Doug Dalzell asking the group about the history and principles of osteopathic medicine. Just as a side note, Doug Dalzell had to ask four different people be for someone was able to name the founder of osteopathic medicine! The Q&A was followed up by a financial aid talk and talk about sacrifice. At 10 am a student panel of 9 first and second year students came to answer any questions that the interview candidates had. At about 10:35 am the candidates split up into three groups and toured the campus (Three student ambassadors to a group). The labs and lecture halls were very well maintained and fairly state of the art. Lunch was at about 11:30 am. The food was pretty good; there were a lot of students in the cafeteria and I was able to talk to a lot of them. At 12:15 pm the tour moved across the street to Century Towers (an old hospital turned apartments; very affordable and close to campus). At 1 pm, the entire candidate pool met in the student lounge. We were sized for our white coats and learned who we were interviewing with and the current students gave us insight on the personalities and the interview styles of the interviewers. My interview went pretty well. My interviewers were Phil Byrne and Dorothy Phipps; I could not have asked for nicer people. I felt as if they wanted to know more about who I was as a person and not how I looked on paper. The interview was very conversational and I had a good time talking with the both of them. The day was wonderful; this school provides an excellent medical education to its students and provides and environment that is conducive to their learning. P.S. The area were the school is located (as well as the rest of the Kansas City area) is perfectly fine. I do believe that people should not use the word "ghetto" so loosely. I believe the word that they were looking for was "City"." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?


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

< $100

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Westport

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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