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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?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"The blood transfusion question" Report Response

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

"What makes you think you would like it here at KU?" Report Response

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

"What scares you most about med school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"i don't think any were particularly interesting - just the typical why medicine? why KU? where do you see yourself in 15 years?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"why medicine? it was the first question, this was my first interview, and i froze! so stupid." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed AMCAS, read interview feedback, read KU website, watched Survivor, tried to sleep, " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the PEOPLE! everyone was friendly, and the faculty seem very supportive and involved with the students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the hotel. that's all. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how bad the hotel would be" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"when you arrive, you'll get a name tag and then go to a room with the other applicants. everyone was OOS, so we had a lot to talk about. the first meeting of the day was about an hour where a very nice lady explains the interview schedule, and tells to relax and enjoy the day. then we went back to the room and waited to be called by our first interview, which was one-on-one, open file, with the person who would be presenting us to the committee. my interviewer was very nice. i completely froze for the first question (why medicine?) and she kept asking it in different ways so that i would have a chance to do well. that was awesome - it seemed like the more i was able to talk, the more i relaxed, so i'm glad she was so patient. next, the second interview was with another faculty member and a 4th year, closed file (they had personal statement and experiences, but no grades or scores). i felt like that interview was a lot easier, maybe because i had practice with the previous one. then it was lunch time (lasagna, broccoli, salad, strawberry cheesecake or lemon cake, yum). a third-year sat at our table and we were able to ask questions and talk about the school candidly. after lunch was the financial aid presentation. kinda boring, but i don't know how they could have made it better. then was the student-led tour, except we didn't see much because it was snowing, and too cold to go outside so we toured the areas that could be accessed by enclosed walkways - some classrooms, stood outside the anatomy lab, book store, library. then there was a reception with the office of cultural enhancement and diversity - we just sat in a comfortable room, ate snacks, talked about school and how friendly and supportive everyone was." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

1 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/09/2007

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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