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  • University of Missouri-Kansas City 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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

2

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)?

"Describe a time when I was faced with an ethical dilemma..." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How will you adjust to/deal with having mostly 20 yr old classmates (MD-Only Program)?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What kind(s) of books are you reading these days?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the biggest problem with health care delivery?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Monitored CNN, NY Times, reviewed Obama administration health care reform proposal and speeches, reviewed my application and past research projects, researched UMKC's curriculum and student organizations, researched Kansas City sites and culture, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"There was a thorough information session about the school's curriculum, schedule, and structure." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This was a partially open-file interview. I believe the interviewers were only allowed to see the essay and resume. The first interviewer seemed very familiar with those items. However, it was clear that the second interviewer did not review those items at all before the interview and spent a lot of time asking me to reiterate my resume over and over. I was disappointed that I did not get to spend that time showcasing my knowledge and strengths that would not otherwise be seen just from the resume and essay." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was not sure if there would be events designed to allow candidates to mingle with current students aside from the student-run tour of the school. I scheduled an extra night in my travel just in case, but this was not necessary." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both interviewers seemed concerned with the age gap in the class between the BA/MD students and the MD-Only students (especially in terms of how this would affect the learning environment and overall adjustment of the MD-Only students). The interview day lasted from noon until approximately 4pm and consisted of a welcome/overview of the day, student tour of the school, pictures, information session about the curriculum, information session for financial aid, and then the interviews were last. Each candidate had two, 30-minute interviews. One interview was from an MD and the other was done by a non-MD faculty member/person associated with UMKC." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

MCI

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/11/2009

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?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

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