Kansas City (KCU-COM)

Address

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences / Office of Admissions / 1750 Independence Avenue / Kansas City, MO 64106-1453

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
999
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
DO
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
1916
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
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Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.56
Median MCAT
505
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AACOMAS
Letters of Rec Required
MD or DO letter required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
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Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Late
Secondary Fee
$60
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 - '23)

1. What are you currently doing to maintain your academic knowledge? (2500 characters)

2. Describe a time when you had a personal failure. How did you move on from that experience? (2500 characters)

3. We are often too busy to plan future activities. Describe a time when you were so busy you had to react to situations rather than plan for them. (2500 characters)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

What are you currently doing to maintain your academic knowledge?

Describe a time when you had a personal failure. How did you move on from that experience?

We are often too busy to plan future activities. Describe a time when you were so busy you had to react to situations rather than plan for them.

Essay Topics (2019-2020)

Note: Each essay question should be answered in 2500 (~500 words) characters or less. There is no enforced limit however, to accomodate applicants that may need additional space to answer the question fully.

1. What are you currently doing to maintain your academic knowledge?

2. Describe a time when you had a personal failure. How did you move on from that experience?

3. We are often too busy to plan future activities. Describe a time when you were so busy you had to react to situations rather than plan for them.

Essay Topics ('18-'19)

Part of KCUs mission is to improve the well-being of the communities we serve. Describe what that means to you and how you would implement that mission as a student, as well as a graduate of KCU.

Describe a time when you had to prioritize multiple obligations in order to be successful.

Describe a time when you experienced failure. What did you learn about yourself from this experience?

Also a question about what you will be doing over next year if you're not a full time student and list your top 3 DO schools other than Kansas

Essay Topics ('17-'18)

2500 characters each

Part of KCUs mission is to improve the well-being of the communities we serve. Describe what that means to you and how you would implement that mission as a student, as well as a graduate of KCU.

Describe a time when you had to prioritize multiple obligations in order to be successful.

Describe a time when you experienced failure. What did you learn about yourself from this experience?

Essay Topics ('16-17)

1.Please describe the environment in which you will be a successful osteopathic medical student. You may wish to include: preferred learning style, the leadership style you best respond to or any other information you deem pertinent. (approx 2500 characters)

2.Describe a time when you had to prioritize multiple obligations in order to be successful. (approx 2500 characters)

3. Describe a time when you experienced failure. What did you learn about yourself from this experience? (approx 2500 characters)

Essay Topics ('15-16)

1. Describe your motivation for applying to KCUs College of Osteopathic Medicine (specifically our institution). (2500 characters)

2.Describe a time when you had to prioritize multiple obligations in order to be successful. (2500 characters)

3. Describe a time when you experienced failure. What did you learn about yourself from this experience? (2500 characters)

Essay Topics ('14-15)

1. Describe your motivation for applying to KCUMBs College of Osteopathic Medicine (specifically our institution). (2500 characters)

2. Describe a time when you had to prioritize multiple obligations in order to be successful. (2500 characters)

3. Describe a time when you experienced failure. What did you learn about yourself from this experience? (2500 characters)

Essay Topics ('13-14)

Describe your motivation for applying to KCUMBs College of Osteopathic Medicine, and address the unique qualities and characteristics you would bring to our University and the osteopathic profession. (2500 characters)

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