2019-2020 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (Kansas City) KCU-COM

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For current students at the KC campus, how much do you feel is reasonable to spend on rent for a 1 bedroom? Also, if you know any good places that don't have breed restrictions send them my way.
800-1100 is pretty much the range for a good place that isn’t over priced. Not sure of places that don’t have breed restrictions but there are a lot of apartment complexes just north of the river that are well priced for what you get.
 
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Hey for current students who use Kcu’s health insurance through BCBS, how much is it monthly and what do the benefits look like? Asking cause I might need a second surgery follow MS1 year
 
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Has anyone else had trouble getting their Varicella titer to go through with Sentry? My primary has ordered three tests, attempting to provide proof that I am immune (which all three have shown this result) and Sentry will not accept the results. All of my other titers for measles, mumps, etc. went through just fine.
 

TheMedicalMystery

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Has anyone else had trouble getting their Varicella titer to go through with Sentry? My primary has ordered three tests, attempting to provide proof that I am immune (which all three have shown this result) and Sentry will not accept the results. All of my other titers for measles, mumps, etc. went through just fine.
Is it quantitative results
 
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Is it quantitative results
Update: I emailed Sentry and asked for further clarification. They needed a reference range from the lab, so if a "Varicella-Zoster virus DNA, Quantitative real time PCR" is ordered for you and it is rejected by Sentry, that is what they are needing.

Hopefully, this saves someone else a headache! 1:)
 

TheMedicalMystery

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Update: I emailed Sentry and asked for further clarification. They needed a reference range from the lab, so if a "Varicella-Zoster virus DNA, Quantitative real time PCR" is ordered for you and it is rejected by Sentry, that is what they are needing.

Hopefully, this saves someone else a headache! 1:)
Thank you. I think it says it somewhere on the accepted student page or immunization page that the results have to be quantitative.
 
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Thank you. I think it says it somewhere on the accepted student page or immunization page that the results have to be quantitative.
Yes, they do need to be quantitative, but the result for this test was <500 copies/mL and since the sensitivity for this test is only 500-2,000,000 copies/mL, numbers below 500 can't be obtained. Thus, the need for a reference range lol.

My primary and I have been scratching our heads for a month, trying to figure out the correct test to order. It ended up that the test was okay, but Sentry needed clarification on reference range.
 

TheMedicalMystery

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Yes, they do need to be quantitative, but the result for this test was <500 copies/mL and since the sensitivity for this test is only 500-2,000,000 copies/mL, numbers below 500 can't be obtained. Thus, the need for a reference range lol.

My primary and I have been scratching our heads for a month, trying to figure out the correct test to order. It ended up that the test was okay, but Sentry needed clarification on reference range.
Ohhhh I see. Wow that's frustrating. Glad you got it figured out and thank you for the info.
 
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Interviewed mid Feb and still haven't heard back. Is KCU done with interviews for the year? They sure are taking a while to accept/waitlist/reject me haha
 
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Found out I need to redo the HepB series, anyone in the same boat? Website mentions needing to have started these in February by the latest...
 
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Join the club! Just got my second Hep B shot last week.... My third one is due in August :1cry:
Shoot. I know you can just have the first follow-up vaccine started to meet the May 1st deadline, but does anyone know anything about whether or not it's okay to not have the series finished by matriculation?
 
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Shoot. I know you can just have the first follow-up vaccine started to meet the May 1st deadline, but does anyone know anything about whether or not it's okay to not have the series finished by matriculation?
I remember them saying at my interview that if you just have the series started that's okay, its a long process so I'm sure they will understand. Give admissions a call though.
 
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I remember them saying at my interview that if you just have the series started that's okay, its a long process so I'm sure they will understand. Give admissions a call though.
This is correct and it is stated in the Immunizations FAQ.

"The only documentation we need submitted by the deadline is the negative titer report, at least the first follow-up vaccine(s), and all other vaccine dates to show you are in compliance."
 
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This is correct and it is stated in the Immunizations FAQ.

"The only documentation we need submitted by the deadline is the negative titer report, at least the first follow-up vaccine(s), and all other vaccine dates to show you are in compliance."
I found on this page (Health Requirement) it says "Note: The Hepatitis-B vaccination is administered in a series and may take four to six months to complete. Because students will have early clinical experience, this series must be completed prior to matriculation. University policy states that students must provide evidence they have completed the series before they can begin medical school. Applicants applying to medical school may find it necessary to begin the series prior to obtaining an offer of acceptance in order to meet the matriculation deadline. "

I did contact them via email, but they just responded with the May 1st deadline info, and I haven't gotten a response since asking about this policy. I may try to give them a call if they don't respond this week. I just wouldn't want to pester them too frequently in a short period haha
 

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Interviewed mid Feb and still haven't heard back. Is KCU done with interviews for the year? They sure are taking a while to accept/waitlist/reject me haha
Apparently not, I just got an interview invite for March 19th! That was unexpected...I'm local so I'll definitely make the trip even though it's a little bit last minute. I was on interview hold for months. Did not think I would still be on the interview trail mid March but I love this school. This is my 10th interview and I can't decide if I'm running out of gas or just getting in the groove :unsure: kind of both. Let's go KCU!
 
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Apparently not, I just got an interview invite for March 19th! That was unexpected...I'm local so I'll definitely make the trip even though it's a little bit last minute. I was on interview hold for months. Did not think I would still be on the interview trail mid March but I love this school. This is my 10th interview and I can't decide if I'm running out of gas or just getting in the groove :unsure: kind of both. Let's go KCU!
hold on tight. i gave up after attending like 5-6. lmao
 

Magus5454

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This is correct and it is stated in the Immunizations FAQ.

"The only documentation we need submitted by the deadline is the negative titer report, at least the first follow-up vaccine(s), and all other vaccine dates to show you are in compliance."
I didn't finish mine till like October because I had to redo it
 
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I have a titer report from 2015 that shows I’m immune to hepatitis b, will this work or is it too old?
 

dohopeful13

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Are there any current MS1s on the forum that could give me an example of the weekly schedule? Like how many hours per day you have to be physicially on campus. Thanks.
Fridays almost never require attendance except for exams. You will have to be on campus for sure every Wednesday and Thursdays 4 hours per day as this is where anatomy lab, OMM lab, PCM lab all get placed. Mondays/Tuesdays can be hit or miss - SP Encounters and PCM practicals get slotted here some weeks. Mondays used to be more skippable but they've started making a lot of the OMM lectures mandatory for some reason.
 

GaudiestMango4

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Is the DO-MBA program available to KCU-Joplin students?

Also, is anyone on here in the MBA program that I could PM?
 
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BellaWriterChic

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How is it with the DO workload?
Honestly not too bad. The really try to work with the school to develop a manageable schedule. The class this semester was scheduled for the second half of the semester for second years. But they opened it early so we could start and finish before dedicated. They try to be flexible too with the DO schedule and we only had to be in Joplin or KC for two weeks in the summer between first and second year and few days between second and third year.

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Honestly not too bad. The really try to work with the school to develop a manageable schedule. The class this semester was scheduled for the second half of the semester for second years. But they opened it early so we could start and finish before dedicated. They try to be flexible too with the DO schedule and we only had to be in Joplin or KC for two weeks in the summer between first and second year and few days between second and third year.

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thank you! were you able to do anything between first-second year (travel, work, etc?) and would that mean you had to take your step 1 earlier than the june 30 date?
 
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I sincerely hope they don't cancel our accepted students day and instead just postpone it if necessary, but would understand if they did
yeah i agree. hopefully in a month the rates will decrease. it has been so for japan/china so hopefully we see that for the rest of the world come a month later.
 
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yeah i agree. hopefully in a month the rates will decrease. it has been so for japan/china so hopefully we see that for the rest of the world come a month later.
Hopefully! My university and the other public universities in my state have concluded it best to switch to online-only classes for at least two weeks after spring break and will likely cancel our research conference but alas, it's for the greater good.
 

BellaWriterChic

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thank you! were you able to do anything between first-second year (travel, work, etc?) and would that mean you had to take your step 1 earlier than the june 30 date?
I was able to travel during June and go home no issue. I take boards this summer and I have to do it before the end of June where as the rest of the second years take it by mid July.

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I just got an email from KCU saying that campus is off limits and I have to switch to online classes till at least March 31. Does that mean admissions will be delayed as well? I have so many questions. I'm in KCU's masters program that's why I got the email.
 
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After failing three titers, and enduring the pain of new shots from a medical assistant with what seemed like Parkinsons, I've decided I'm fed up with healthcare. I'm withdrawing my acceptance and, taking heavens sign of my lack of immunity, as direction to go lick some public toilets and wait for the corona to take me.
 
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After failing three titers, and enduring the pain of new shots from a medical assistant with what seemed like Parkinsons, I've decided I'm fed up with healthcare. I'm withdrawing my acceptance and, taking heavens sign of my lack of immunity, as direction to go lick some public toilets and wait for the corona to take me.
You can always make it big by selling the antibodies your body will make if you survive through COVID-19. Counts as both a medical profession, lots of money, and a big EC.
 

dohopeful13

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I want to hear some individual opinions of students currently in med school about how they feel on OMM.

Does it feel like it'll be useful or just another thing you're not going to use in the future?
I could see myself using stuff like muscle energy but a lot of it is just bizarre, and it sucks having to study for it especially at a school like KCU where your main classes keep you so busy already.

Bottom line: if MD is a realistic option, gun for it. If not, DO is better than not being a doctor for sure.
 
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I could see myself using stuff like muscle energy but a lot of it is just bizarre

Is muscle energy released with our chakras or a full moon?
 
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