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A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Year founded: 1892
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A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM)
Osteopathic Medical School
Kirksville
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 245 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 3 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $51,191
  • Non - Resident Tuition $51,191
  • Application Fee $70
  • AVG MCAT 503
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 63.0

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • 800 W. Jefferson Street
  • Kirksville 63501
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences serves as a learning-centered university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals through innovative academic programs with a commitment to continue its osteopathic heritage and focus on whole person healthcare, scholarship, community health, interprofessional education, diversity, and underserved populations. ATSU's Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) is the founding school of osteopathic medicine, established in 1892 on the Kirksville, Mo., campus. The medical curriculum includes two years didactic course work and two years clinical rotation. The Complete DOctor, a course specific to KCOM, incorporates early clinical experiences with didactic study in physical exam skills, cultural diversity, communication skills, spirituality in medicine, medical law, and ethics.

Curriculum

Patient-Centered Systems Based. The curriculum at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine is discipline-based, and multiple innovative learning models have been adopted throughout its evolution. Each course, while discipline-based, has numerous presentation styles including problem-based sessions, case-based presentations, web-based instruction, and smallgroup labs, workshops and other activities in the first and second years. Clinical integration occurs in most basic science courses. Osteopathic theory and methods are taught throughout the first two years, integrated through an interdependent alignment with basic science and clinical courses. Courses in the first two years prepare the student for the curriculum expected during the clinical rotation experience. Clinical curriculum, including didactics, labs, workshops and osteopathic manipulative medicine, is delivered to students in regional sites during the third and fourth years. Entering students will be enrolled in Gross Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Osteopathic Theory and Methods, Biochemistry and The Complete DOctor. Credited hours, measured as contact hours, include all test hours.

Facilities

Students study in state-of-the-art facilities using the latest technology including human patient simulators, portable ultrasound technology, and an electronic medical record system.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 221
Negatively 5
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.59 231

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.39 168

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None, great job" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have an option for prospective students interested in research to view the research labs and discuss experiences with current students who have completed research at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"You guys do a great job." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"You all did great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"none. it was a wonderful, smooth, well scheduled day with lots of flexibility for people who had to leave early." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good experience. The people in the KCOM admissions office are the nicest I've seen out of 5 interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions; they are great the way they already operate!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions, the day went very smoothly. Everything was on schedule and the atmosphere was relax" More from this Member | Report Response

"My admissions counselor was very unprofessional and really did a disservice to this institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office is great! Very fast responses and extremely helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour on campus apts" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really the day went very smoothly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have to tour given by students instead of admissions staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing-everything was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was super friendly. Thanks for making the day so comfortable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thanks you guys for being so friendly and helpful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You guys were awesome! Thank you very much for all your hard work, please know that it really makes" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was awesome, well planned, and the smoothest day of any interview I have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was kind and helpful, could not have been better." More from this Member | Report Response

"more info on jobs for spouses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They did a great job, and are more than friendly and willing to help!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office was great. The cookies ROCK." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent presentation, great lunch, coffee in the morning would have been nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Possibly shorten the day. Long interviews are fine because applicants and faculty need to equally g" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was very long, maybe do the tour first and let people leave if they don't need to hear the f" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work." More from this Member | Report Response

"leave a msg , they return the phone calls fairly soon." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Very friendly and responsive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great job by them. Everything went smoothly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work and thank you for being so friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"describe osteopathic medicine without the buzzwords" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don’t get in to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the interviewers asked, "why KCOM?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO and KCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you could go to dinner with any one famous person, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In a world that is becoming increasingly more diverse, how do you see yourself fitting into this climate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and not the stuff that is in your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why ATSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researcher (1st hour): What do you see when I ask for you to dream about your typical day as a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your best friend, and what is one good thing they would say about you and one negative thing they would say. And of course the infamous Why do you want to be a doctor question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experience and what you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you could adjust to the small town of Kirksville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the weakest part of my application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 1: with a professor : Talked a lot about where I am from, my family, my experiences and how that has influenced me to want to practice medicine and become an osteopathic physician. Not very many specific questions aside from "why DO, why Medicine, what are your strengths" It was very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why KCOM, why osteopathic medicine, what is your favorite non science class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide you wanted to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you deserve to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We just talked about healthcare in the next 10-15 years the whole time. The time flew by for me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why medicine? What can you bring to the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 1: was very conversational, we did discuss my file and specifically by grades from when I first started college, which was a little different for me because I had never had an open file interview. A specific question was: If you get multiple acceptances how will you rank the schools and decide where to go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to? Why medicine? Why D.O? Tell me about your research. What would your fiance say about you? What is one thing your fiance would change about you? What was your favorite class as an undergrad? How is your job as a tutor relate to the physician's role? What questions do you have for me? Mostly we just talked about how I moved from Peru to the states, Machu Pichu, my clinical experiences, and my family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your most humbling experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your understanding of osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 1: Basic questions such as Why KCOM? Why DO? Did you apply anywhere else? Other than KCOM, what is your top choice and why? What do you do for fun? Greatest weakness? How would someone at your work describe you? Otherwise we just discussed from my high school career until now, especially my work experiences. Also asked a lot of specific questions from my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Coming from Chicago, do you think you could live in Kirksville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about my work experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you do for fun? Give three words that describes you." More from this Member | Report Response

"To explain the evolution of my academic life throughout my post-secondary life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Considering the healthcare crisis, where do you see the medical profession in 10 years? (we talked about this for the entire time) -- If you end up getting this interviewer, don't worry. It's still conversational and he's actually pretty nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think there is any difference between osteopathic medicine and allopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where will I be in 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years, tell me the ONE thing you want me to know (that's not in the application), tell me your life story up until now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you most look up to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All about file & grades, basically they each went through my primary and secondary page by page and talked about each section...how was this experience (i.e. shadowing, leadership exp.), did you like it, how will it help you in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strenghts/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you go in to a different profession like research or social work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your understanding of osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"could you see yourself living in Kirksville? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you grow up? Tell me about your childhood? Why medicine? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were presented within a basic conversational format. If I had to sum up one question, it would have to be tell me about yourself and tell me why you want to be an osteopathic physician. Very laid back interview, very conversational. 60 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem in health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic? Why KCOM? How were you exposed to DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"PhD: tell me about your college life. if you overheard your mom telling someone else a quality about you, what would it be? tell me about extracurricular x. if you were an activist, what would you fight for? what was your most favorite class and least favorite class? how did you prepare for your MCAT? what was the hardest decision you ever had to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer went through my application section by section and discussed each one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself in detail and help me find something wrong in ur application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing specific. Very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Literally every question was about my experiences (school and clinical) or about me as a person. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to KCOM? What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will the ''minute doctors'' in the Wal-Marts do to family practice physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, what got you interested in medicine, why medicine, why D.O., why ATSU/KCOM, what specialty are you interested in? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think health care in American will be in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine, why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic medicine and not pharmacy since you had a pharmacy clerk experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you, start at the beginning!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why such and such grade in this class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, I see that you have one blemish on your academic record (O-chem)...do you want to discuss that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician how would you handle telling a family and a 10 year old that they would be losing a limb (leg or arm)? He said he could never work with children. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer 1: professor How was your flight? The death question. About my research. What would you do if there was a surplus of physicians? (basically if you couldn't be a physician) Why do you think it is neccessary to bring access to disadvantaged communities? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite/least favorite class(es) and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please describe a question and answer that you were not asked, but that you could ask yourself, and are ready to answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can we correct the insurance problem (all the people without insurance)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discussion" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last non-academic book you read and what was it about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did your interst in medicine begin? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about what you've done to get to where you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You look like you have a strong file. (Yes, more of a statement...and it was my first ''question''...Wasn't sure how to handle it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite TV show?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Take me back to your childhood, and tell me about your life up to this point. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response

"File specific." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you were humbled." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite EC and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All specific to my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the US produce lot of doctors and patient population goes down, what will we do with extra doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a bad trait your wife would tell about you " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O. and not M.D. when your parents are both M.D." More from this Member | Report Response

"question about my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you always been interested in a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am from Louisiana, so all interviewers asked if I or my family were affected by hurricane Katrina. I had many stories to tell about the hurricane so it was nice to have something to discuss." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not many direct questions, very conversational. Talked about the school, community, Truman State University. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you come to decide on your major choice and when did you know you wanted to become a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which characteristic do you find most appealing in others? Which do you find least appealing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you complete an MPH?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if admitted, would you go here? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you explain this bad grade?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you the most proud of in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your boyfriend like the most about you? What would he change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's 10:00 pm and someone knocks on your door. Through the peep hole, the person is wearing a labcoat and tells you that there here to conduct a random drug test and needs to draw blood. What do you do do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about stem cell research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about capital punishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to be a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO, why KCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe leadership style." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you dont get into medical school what will you next? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of my interviews seemed more like chit chat and visiting. There were no hard wuestions and it was stress free." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO/medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer work and lab research experience (I worked in a plant physiology lab for a while)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain this bad grade?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interview was mostly conversational. The interviewer asked me about my research, teaching, major, and life experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your mcat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your withdrawals, your C's, why did you flunk freshman orientation, why did you drop genetics...etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot about my application (lowest grades etc.) Biggest problems with health care etc. Basic stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Kirksville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an issue in health care today that you would address as a D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to describe many of the volunteer experiences that I listed in my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you chose to go to a small college for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say were your weaknesses and your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you tick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What one word would your friends use to describe your strengh/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to KCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and start from the beginning. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your work with the osteopath." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you present yourself to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you daydream about being a doctor, what do you see?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this grade in that class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What will you do if you don't get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard. If you have any flaws on your academic background, be sure to be prepared to tell them about it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why us? How did you hear about KCOM? Are you going to retake the MCAT? What do your parents do? Do you have any leadership qualifications? Specifically, leadership positions that have included the delegation of responsibilities to others? How do you spend your leisure time? What was the last book you read? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why osteopathic medicine and why here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't remember very many specific ones, but let me assure you that the whole process is extremely laid back. You'll love it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say are your best qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine? Why KCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about you really irks your best friend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that you didn't include in your file that you want us to know about? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why KCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"you're non-traditional; what have you been doing" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get into medicine, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Each interviewer has a sheet of 10 questions which they ask you to provide an answer. Often a question is asked followed by the question taken from the opposite prospective. ie. What do you feel it the strongest part of your application and then what do you feel is the weakest part. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Application stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself starting in highschool?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your best/worst quality? (Do you think your friends/mom agree with you?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the hardest decision you have had to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experience? (I'm a medical assistant)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, family,....." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself...this interviewer did not ask many questions in the typical sense, he just wanted to get to know me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you walked into a locker room and a colleague was injecting herself with illicit drugs, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just get to know you questions, specific to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to this school? Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About volunteer experience, and work experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO, not MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the MCAT? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The obvious ones: Why Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your high school experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most memorable part of your clinical experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done in the past that you feel has prepared your hands for OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what kind of child you were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a difficult situation you had been in (Besides the one I detailed in my personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you major in XXX when you want to pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to do this? Do you know what you're getting into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? Strengths + Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly about activities, events, and experiences in my life, so look over your application and be prepared to discuss your application at length. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership experiences have you had? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? What would your bestfriend say are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite undergraduate class? least favorite?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"what's the hardest decision you've ever had to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you drop CS for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why osteopathy? Strengths/Weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

"My advice on this is to know yourself and motivations for why you want to become a physician. Since they actually read and remeber your application most of the questions you get (especially from the admission interview) are tailored specifically to you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty do you want to enter? Why? Where do you want to practice medicine in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strenghts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Kirksville? What will you do if you do not get accepted this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what qualities do you ahve that will make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend I know nothing of osteopathic medicine. How is it different from allopathic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your view on abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the most significant experiences you have had regarding your extra-curriculars?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what stresses you out" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience in competitive cheerleading. (Listed in one of my application essays and secondary response)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your favorite movie and if you could be any character from the movie, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if someone knocked on your door with several vials of blood, stated that they were there for a random drug screen through the school, and requested a sample?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none of them were particularly interesting but, the interview was very converstational so some interesting topics come up, but they are not necessarily questions. It more like a pleasant conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest pet peeve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you observed a fellow physician stealing pharmaceuticals from the practice, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities make you a good canidate for our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a realistic way to solve the healthcare crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Picture yourself in 5 years, which doctor that you have shadowed would you most like to resemble? Which one would you not want to be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you deserve special treatment because you are a woman with a family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing your fiance would change about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a problem you faced and how you dealt with it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of music do you listen to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really.. They were all basic questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself on the line of long term versus short term rewards (comparing dermatology with oncology)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I major in History if I always wanted to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"You mentioned about entrepreneurship so many times throughout your application, tell me why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Last book I read." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have a conversation with anyone in the world who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was all very conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary. Interview was extremely conversational. Grades/MCAT were not mentioned. In fact, I don't think the file was even opened." More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably determining the most exciting moment in my life." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like Kirksville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you personally deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a pear, you are a plum, what is the desk......... Im only joking. The interview was all conversation. Nothing too difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer asked me about being an eagle scout and we had a good conversation about that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do we prevent outsourcing of medical procedures to foreign countries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With all of these Doc in a Boxes popping up, they are putting physicians out of work, because people are seeking their care from RN's. What can we do about this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your background in art come into play in your performance as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the interviews were more conversation like than they were interviews. It seemed to me that they were more interested in just getting to know me as a person than they were in asking unique or difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Last book you read and why or why didn't you like it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had a patient who was very demanding (or annoying) and after doing some kind of treatment or med change they say "something doesn't feel right," what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see a problem with professionalism with todays doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a negative and a positive aspect of someone who is not a doctor that you've experienced, and the same with someone who is a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything about your academic record you would like to address?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to be an advocate for a cause/charity what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would your mother describe you? after they asked me about how my dad would describe you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular, it was very laid back and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and start from the beginning." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, start from the beginning. (Wait, you went too fast. . .I want to hear details about your family, what your life was like in high school, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergrad advisor (the person who wrote my recommendation)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about medical-tourism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in coming to ATSU/KCOM even though it is in a different state and are you interested in our rotation locations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say was one of your negative traits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did A.T. Still's children die from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you had a difficult patient, how would you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get into teaching?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you use your hands for that would help with OMM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could be an activist for something, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the future of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which tribe of people did you work with in Africa?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be an activist for any cause, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed with one of the DO's that lives in the community and teaches at the school. He asked all ethics questions for the whole hour. What would you do type of quesitons. Rape, alcoholism, (amputee???). " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does a doctor do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with your first death from a physician p.o.v.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family (no other schools cared about my family)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you were faced with an ethical conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an ethical question. Whether you would give an organ transplant to a California Prisoner that had Hepatitis, and the legal statute demanded it, or if you would give the organ transplant to a Single mother with three children that made to much money to qualify for the organ transplant payment. Your reasons, and why you would make that decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"About stem cell research, which had just been passed in the state of missouri a few days before." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviews were focused on discussion rather than question and answer; however, given my low MCAT score I was asked in a round about way how I would be able to successfully complete the curriculum. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your experience working for a drug company will help you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do when your first patient dies? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time that your integrity was challenged and how you overcame. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm trying to understand exactly how you think, so talk about a time when you solved a problem, not how you solve problems. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your mother describe you? (also the most weird question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a representive of the school asks for me to submit a bllod saple for a random drug test, would I give it to them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were pretty specific to my file. The one would probably be when I was asked if I've ever seen anyone die." More from this Member | Report Response

"all standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were specific to my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most humbling event in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of their questions were specific to my background ECs and academics" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions where specific to my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will happen if we keep on producing physicians with the same rate and the patient population decreases? What will we do with the extra doctors???" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be a bad quality that your wife would tell me about you " More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of study skills do I think I am going to have to develop in order to be successful in such a rigorous academic enviornment. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your favorite class" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we called up your best friend, what would they say they like about you? What would they say they don't like about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, I bet you've wanted to be a doctor from an early age, huh? More of a statement you are supposed to respond to." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do for enjoyment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in a position where you could use money towards any cause in the world, how would you use it and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

""You say you are interested in researching chemoprevention. By definition, this is taking something chemical and injecting it into an otherwise healthy human being. Why is this a good idea?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you have any chronic illnesses? are you healthy? (asked to make sure that I could physically handle stress of med school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer was an orhtopedic surgeon, who seemed a little nervous himself. He asked me much of the standard fare typical questions, including one ethics question: What would you do if you found out that one of your colleagues was taking illicit drugs? I said I would personally and privately confront him first. Then go to his family if that didn't work, then go to my other colleagues." More from this Member | Report Response

"I saw you were an RA for 3 years, what made you continue in that capacity for so long?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your boyfriend like best about you? What would he change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're at a party, and a girl who drank too much passed out. A guy friend sees the passed out girl and decides to have his way with her. When she wakes up the next day, she realizes what happens. If you are the dean and find out about the situation, what issues would you address to the both of them? (the girl is a first year and the guy is a third year)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty basic" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my position on stem cell research and what is the extent of my knowledge on the subject." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there anything you didn't like about undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a doctor you knew was found to be abusing drugs, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your improved MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does allopathic mean?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I incorporate new philosiphies to my patients about advances in stem cell research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting, just standard get-to-know you questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question-"If your colleague/friend (who was also a physician) was abusing prescription drugs, what course of action would you take?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty typical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing your best friend would change about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did the disposition of the South American citizens affect you? (I had gone on a medical mission trip to South America)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your most humbling experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some of your hobbies? not very interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"In regards to frequent moving... what is the one thing that people don't want to hear from a new person? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you be staying for the high school parade and crafts fair?? (sorry, I had a NASCAR event to get to) Not really, I had to trim my mullet first. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience in paraguay." More from this Member | Report Response

"What class did you like the most in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something unique about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of an ethical question you studied in your medical ethics class. (more of a statement really)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose the undergraduate college you did and will/was your choice for medical school based on similar reasoning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I chose to go to a small school? Why I wanted to go into Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard medical school interview questions, no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your volunteer experiences led to your interest in osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think evolution should be taught in public schools? (This was asked because I spent a good deal of research on evolution)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think are important in a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you to get up every morning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are at home day-dreaming about being a doctor. What do you see?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my experiences working with an osteopath." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you choose which schools to apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Take a medical issue and explain it." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were standard interview questions you could expect to be asked at any medical school interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is it that nobody gets an A in Ecology? (I had an A- and he said he sees a lot of that but never any A's) Weird thing to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your sister say is your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews are more like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"See Questions Below" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your best quality and your worst?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what doctors are responsible for outside of healing patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No, don't go on to college yet, I want to hear more about your high school experience. What did you like most about high school? (They really let me talk about myself, a subject I do enjoy. I felt they really wanted to get to know me.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get into our program this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to go into administration?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your main weaknesses? How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could present yourself to the admissions committee what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you special?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would my mother say is one of my weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is someting that really annoys you about other people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The only questions I was asked were from my file, thus pretty easy to answer. The rest of the interview (about 40 min) was spent talking about osteo medicine and KCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your partner going to handle you being so busy in school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your life starting from freshman year in highschool?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you celebrate your culture?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class." More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine would you like to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you different from all of the other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real interesting questions. Maybe how would you like living in this small town?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your best friend? What would your best friend say he/she likes most(least) about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are president of the student class. One female student gets totally drunk. Another sees this and takes advantage of the first student. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were not hard at all. My first interviewer had my file open and asked standard questions. My second interviewer had obviously read my file but didn't have it with her and she just simply wanted to hold a conversation with me. Probably the most intresting question was why I decided to do clinical research instead of laboratory research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is pickleball? (a class I took for fun)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have 2 one hour interviews, one interviewer didn't really ask me formulated typical questions, just got to know me, the other interviewer asked questions very similar to those I had seen on this website. Best interview experience I have ever had!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been a humbling experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does a good physician focus more on the phsyiology, chemistry, etc. of his patient or more on the patient-physician relationship, empathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a "C" in freshman english, but all your other grades are A's and B's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to never be accepted into medical school, what would you pursue as a future career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were Adolf Hitler's doctor and he was dying and you had a cure, would you give him the cure knowing that once he got better, he would go kill millions of people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question would you ask me if I were applying to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would a D.O. treat a patient compared to an M.D.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was most memorable about observing surgeries? (I had shadowed a general surgeon)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did attend three different undergraduate branches of your university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was to ask your best friend about you, what would he say about you? What would he say is your most notable strength? Your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I handle treating a patient that didn't have the same religious beliefs that I did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your best friend and why? What would they say is your best attribute and your worst attribute?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient requests to have his antibiotic prescription doubled because he believes it to be helpful. How do you deal with this request?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What clinical experience had the most impact on your pursuing the field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you got an A in jogging?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences do you think you have that have prepared your hands for use in OMM? My answers involved my experience with Martial Arts, Rock Climbing, ER Nursing" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were interviewing me for medical school, what would you ask?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what do you think of the florida girl and her predicament?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really interesting in the odd sort of way, just good, honest, standard questions. For example, Why want to be a doc? Why DO? Why KCOM? etc. Do not bother even interviewing here if you don't want to be a DO or even if you're not 100% sure you want to be a doctor. The interviewers aren't stupid, and will see right through you. If you're legit, you'll fit right in. Besides, $30,000/year, is only worth it if you truly want to be here." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficuly decision you've ever had to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your best friend and why is that person your best friend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Every year, polls show that 7 of 10 doctors would encourage their children not to become a doctor. Why do you think this is? (This was honestly the ONLY question I was asked. It was all chit-chat)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class do you wish you had taken in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn form you research experience? Why DO, and why KCOM? What are some of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, all were getting to know you type questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax after a stressful test? I honestly play chess online: http://dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/Games/Board_Games/Chess/ (the first Inside Yahoo link) I talked about reading a few books about chess strategy, and how it's such a beautiful game because the best moves always win. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have about the school? (It was interesting b/c it was the first and only question the interviewer asked)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your top five priorities--long-term and short-term, but only five in total?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the art that you do (I was an art major in college)? Tell me about your pet frog?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was to give your best friend a magic wand and he/she could change anything about you, what do you think it would be? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you an only child or the youngest child? (I'm not sure why he asked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had x amount of dollars for research, how would you use that money?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who is your best friend? what would he/she say is your biggest strength? weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a fellow physician whom you suspected was abusing alcohol or some other substance while on the job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would your parents say is your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were you thinking when you decided to major in computer science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you think are the top 2 or 3 ethical issues in medicine today, without telling me your personal opinion. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What were my favorite and least favorite science/non-science classes as an undergraduate. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could present myself to the admissions committee what would I say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer got me mixed up with someone else and started asking me about some research that this other person was doing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If the physician I had shadowed was left or right handed." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you can handle the rigor of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were pretty straightforward and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. The first interview was mainly conversational. The second iterviewer kept asking particular questions about my credits and GPA. (He was trying to figure out why I only had about 105 credits and managed to graduate....he didn't realize that AP credits don't get factored into the GPA and so are counted separately)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given a huge, limitless amount of money to study anything you wanted (either laboratory or clinical) what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Views on abortion and capital punishment-- Would I preform an abortion for a 15 y/o? Would I tell her parents that she was pregnant/considering an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your best friend? Why are they your best friend? What would your best friend say are your best and worst qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Every question was really standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"How I felt about having a family and being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you learn about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I have applied to both allopathic and osteopathic, the interviewer asked about which one I would go to if I had my choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked how my military leadership experiences could translate over into medicine. Really was thought-provoking, but I had thought of it many times before I was asked. The main push as to why I was asked that was the movie-tainted portrayal of military leadership." More from this Member | Report Response

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