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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"What's a major problem with healthcare" Report Response

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

"Why aren't you looking into the MD/PhD program (I have a lot of background in research)" Report Response

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

"If you had a minor whose religion prevented them from accepting blood transfusions dying in front of you and the child's parents weren't around (but you knew the family religion), would you give the transfusion?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the largest problem with healthcare today? Not a difficult question, but I was challenged on my answer and had to defend myself for several minutes" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview, practiced answers to generic questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone, and I mean everyone, is friendly. The administration is very approachable. KU is currently in the first year of their new block scheduling, where they integrate multiple areas of medicine and learn about body systems as a whole, as opposed to the usual first year anatomy, second year pathophys, etc. The curriculum is very much open to change at the students' request." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That said, since this is the first year of the new lesson plan, it's hard to get a really good grasp of if it's working. The students I had talked to enjoyed the systems approach but had only been with it for three months." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there wouldn't be a good impression of how well the students are learning with the new curriculum. That and we have to buy a 2500 laptop." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was definitely positive as a whole. The students we met were nice and very honest. The interview is split into two parts, with the first being a 1 on 1 open file interview. My interviewer wasn't necessarily hostile but definitely challenged me on the majority of my answers and I feel like he spent just as much time telling me what HE thought was the right answer as opposed to just letting me say my piece. Still, he was engaged in the conversation and that made the process go a lot faster. The second interview is 2 on 1 and is closed file. Most of these questions are hypothetical (''what would you do if you were in this scenario, etc.''). My interviewers were a lot more laid back and it seemed like much more of a conversation than an interogation. All in all a positive experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?


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

< $100

General Info

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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?

9 out of 10

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