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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

50 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)?

"Tell us about your family? What do your parents do? How has this influenced you? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How big of role do you feel scientific research will play in medicine in the future? What are some of major ethical issues in biomedical research? How about Medicine? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What is the biggest problem facing physicians today? There were a ton of other questions I'd say my KU interview had the largest breadth of questioning they really made sure to touch all basis clinical experience, research experience, where you want to go, ethical stuff etc. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Ethical question asked by a 4th year in the second interview. You have 300,000 to spend on one and only one of three patients. A 23 year old alcoholicand drug user with liver failure who needs a transplant. A 53 year old smoker who needs a heart transplant. Or a 33 year old mother of 3 with TERMINAL breast cancer. Which would you pick and why??? Follow up question - What about the kids?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS and KU secondary, JAMA and NEJM " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I have to admit I really liked KU...the facilities aren't the best but the people make up for that. The faculty members are very dedicated to the school. The students are very friendly and everyone said that its a great enviroment. Really liked the fact that students e-mail eachother study guides and have fun together (ie kegs in Wittson following test blocks)...Very impressed by the people and the location between westport and the plaza." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I have to say the facilities leave room for improvement, I am used to hospitals being in poor condition but the med school only parts are all 1960's institutional and compared to schools with new medical education centers there is no comparison. However, a new research building is almost up and honestly they are trying to update what they had...the first year lecture hall is being completely remodeled for next year which is something that was definitely needed. Student to cadever ratio is sub par...something like 1:9" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Details on the revised curriculum...normal and abnormal are being combined in more of a PBL based curriculum. The fact everyone has to have the same HP tablet PC next year...its a good idea I just wish they would wire their anatomy lab with CCD cameras in addition to the virtual microscopy for histology so one can review without the smell of formalyn. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great experience. I am an out of state and interviewed in the first block. Thus I had an 8 am and 9 am interview followed by a personal discussion with the associate dean about the admissions timeline (they rank and get back to people quickly but don't deny anyone until March). The tour was comprehensive. The facilities aren't the best but they are adequate. The fitness center is fantastic considering the amount of people it serves. Short financial aid presentation followed by lunch with current M1's. All students were relaxed and had personalities...something I can't say for all the schools I've visited. Food was decent. Associate dean's gave a short presentation on the new curriculum and use of tablet PC's and then we were free to go. I headed to the book store and used the 20% off ticket they gave me to nab a $10 "jaydoc" t-shirt to work out in...All in all a place worth looking at. " 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


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?


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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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