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University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Year founded: 1997
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 75
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University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCSOM)
Osteopathic Medical School
Pikeville
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 94 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $40,120
  • Non - Resident Tuition $40,120
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG MCAT 498
  • AVG GPA 3.5
  • LIZZYM Score 59.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 147 Sycamore Street
  • Pikeville 41501
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The mission of Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine is to provide men and women with an osteopathic medical education that emphasizes primary care, encourages research, promotes lifelong scholarly activity, and produces graduates who are committed to serving the health care needs of communities in Eastern Kentucky and other Appalachian regions.

Curriculum

The first two years of training at PCSOM takes place mostly in the lab and lecture hall, covering the typical medical school disciplines, plus our special topics. Friday afternoons are spent in doctor`s offices, learning to take patient histories and doing physical exams. During the summer of their second year the students take two major full time courses: medicine and surgery. These are intensive courses which will prepare the student to interact fully at the bedside or in an ambulatory care setting during the final two years of their medical school education. The last two years of PCSOM`s program are the clinical clerkships. The student will rotate and work in various settings including: Family Practice, Appalachian Primary Care, Rural Clinic, ER, General Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics OB-GYN, Psychiatry and Osteopathic Practice. The student will spend from one to four months at each of these sites depending on PCSOM`s requirements and the student`s level of interest. At least 90% of this clinical training will be completed in the Appalachian region.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 76
Negatively 6
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.65 91

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.48 67

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Be more responsive to students trying to get in touch by email and phone. I have heard of many prospective students who have not received responses to questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Send a followup email with more details, maybe even an anonymous survey to students" More from this Member | Report Response

"They should have someone to meet students in the lobby to help guide them to the correct place" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would suggest that the interview day last longer. It felt awkward to just leave after the interview was over. They did not present any financial aid presentation like most schools. Another thing I would suggest (it will not work on Saturday interview days) is to have prospective students sit in on a lecture. Another suggestion could be a demonstration of OMM by some of the 2nd year students. Overall the interview day was well paced, but it needed to be longer to sell the school more." More from this Member | Report Response

"With the interview conformation I would include a campus to outline parking and how to get to the COAL building." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"N/a. Fantastic staff. I ranked KYCOM higher on the stress scale b/c of the fact that this was my 1st interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Online Applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very quick responses.. Pictures in Brochure would have been cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"employ professors who mirror that of the staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"new and more extensive website" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were a pleasure." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, Angel Hamilton was great throughout the whole process." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How are your time management skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about a very specific research paper I submitted for a class" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine and more specifically why Osteopathic Medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why KYCOM and Osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about my job in the military." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain what you did to raise your MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What type of research are you involved with?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Will you go to PCOM-GA (I already go there as a biomed.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pikeville" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to be a doctor, Why DO? Why Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why here? What experience do you have in medicine or with an osteopath or with OMT?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your path to get here. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why DO? Did you apply to allopathic schools? Why or why not? Do you think your MCAT performance reflects how you will do on boards?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle the stress of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"General questions one would expect. Nothing out of the ordinary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"a basic physics quesiton" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you plan to handle the stresses of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ordinary questions all the way through" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine? PCSOM? Osteopathic medicine? what was your favorite class, least favorite class, and toughest class? Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you pull your MCAT score up so much? (10 point increase)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question about family illness." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked many, many questions. I will include the three most difficult. Name one event you are most proud of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something that you've been doing since you submitted your secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question from above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your Chemistry GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your 23 on the MCAT. How did you prepare for the exam....or words to that effect." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i was asked an ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your low physical science score compared to your other two scores on the MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your MCAT scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get interested in DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The basics. Why Doc, why DO, why Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, why do you want to be a doctor, why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Pikeville/where else have I applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about yourself " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain your physical sciences score on the MCAT." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteo.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine? Pikeville College?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in medicine, why osteopathy, and why Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you, tell us about yourself in your own words. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you ever be interested in Psychiatry? (dad is one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to add to your file? Why do you want to be an Osteopath?, What are your strengths and weaknesses?, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you? Why medicine/DO, why here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a certain grade" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to come to Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How will you handle the stress of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell us about yourself and your desire to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up at your present undergraduate school? It seems far away?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

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

"None. Most were the generic questions that would think about being asked at a DO interview - why medicine, why DO, why KYCOM, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions about my family." More from this Member | Report Response

"What specifically about the osteopathic method do you find most important and how would you apply it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something relating to own personal background." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why is your MCAT so low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most interesting thing that you want us to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of guitar do you play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were expected...so I wouldn't call any questions quote...interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were the basic requisite questions of course, but after that, the rest of the interview was very conversational, so nothing really out of the ordinary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your path to get here." More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated or inspired you to go into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever vistited the folk art center in your town?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical questions about cheating and student behavior and trust." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you play a musical instrument?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"what does your wife do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked how I would respond to failing all of my first block exams. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you pull you MCAT score up so much?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lets say you are accepted into our program. You take your first blocks and you fail every single exam... what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were out partying with the class and saw a male student sexually harassing a female student, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What change happened in my life that I did so much better in grad school than undergrad? What was funny about this was that they asked the same question when I interviewed at LECOM. They looked at me funny when I laughed at the question, then I had to explain why I was laughing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked to describe a hypothetical ethical situation related to my work in the developing world." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was to have a poor grade in a class what would I do to raise the grade up? They told me my answer was the best they had ever heard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"there wasnt really one" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have two patients coming in via ambulances that both needed respirators, but you only have one respirator in the hospital what would you do? Background on the patients was given, one was a 70 year old banker and pillar of the community, and the other was a 30 year old drug addict." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were as unenthusiastic as a job interview at McDonalds" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine. Tell us about the DO you shadowed." More from this Member | Report Response

"just asked about grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are two patients (a banker and a drug addict) present that are in need of a ventilator, but there is only one available. Which person do you treat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how will marriage effect your med school performance.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think your past educational experience as a chiropractic student will help you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite undergrad class and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think a doctor has to be smart?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn in each of the healthcare departments you worked and volunteered in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare the feilds of practice of your father and grandfather and what you think of both of them. (My dad is an anesthesiologist and grandfather is in internal medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you've graduated college to prepare yourself for the work load?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what can we tell you about Pikeville? (I honestly was not asked one question, they basically told me I was in)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel you would rank with other students in your class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview was more conversation-like as opposed to them firing questions at me." More from this Member | Report Response

"How could I prove to them that I could make it through med-school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you enjoy rockclimbing? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting...mostly conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about the foreign language that I chose to take and had to explain why I took it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite aspect of physiology (which was my major)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the parents are aware that their 16 y/o girl is pregnant and decide for an abortion, in contrast to what the girl wants, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your parents feel about you going to an osteopathic school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too crazy. Just the basic why DO and why Pikeville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how does a pulse oximeter work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not pass the first test you were given here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have known and treated patient X for a long time. He has breathing problems and he has expressed to you that he does not want to be kept alive artificially. He is brought into the hospital and is accompanied by his two daughters. He will not survive without the use of a breathing machine. His daughters say they know of their fathers wishes, but will sue if you do not put him on the machine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose a 16 year old girl is a patient of yours, she comes to you and discovers that she is pregant. She asks you not to tell her parents. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your life experiences led you to become an osteopathic physician? And why osteopathy instead of allopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I am from such a small town that has almost no doctors, how did I get interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me about my ACLU experience, and in a way that showed they were really interested and not looking to have me defend a non-medical internship." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no interesting questions! They used the same exact questions as the ones I had previously read on this site. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's say you 10 years down the road and your practice partner comes in late and smells of alcohol. He tells you he was celebrating a little too much last night. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't recall much interesting about the entire conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two patients need a heart transplant. One is 80 and the other is 18. Who should receive the transplant? Then the interviewer added that the 18 was an alcoholic and drug abuser. Who should receive the transplant under those conditions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What course do you think will be the most difficult for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question: If a fellow student has stolen your next physiology exam and asks if you want to look over it, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question: If a wealthy man who is 75 years old and gives lots of money to the community is in need of a liver transplant at the same time that a younger man in his 30's who is an alcoholic needs one who do you give it to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you obtain your scuba diving certification?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about your undergrad institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My ethics question: What if a 16 year old girl came to you pregnant and she begged you not to tell her mom. What would you do? After answering that she is old enough to handle the situation on her own, the interviewer changed it to a 13 year old girl. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting. It was all the common questions that one comes to expect during a medical school interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I spoke german fluently, as they view medicine as learning a new language." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's suppose that you end up getting marginal grades (C's and B's) during your first semester. Given that you want to balance school with family life, how will you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"Good camaraderie, only 1 or 2 gunners in my class and everyone shares their notes." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Location is rough since it is a small town. It can play to a benefit since it keeps you focused on studying. Needs to switch to a systems based curriculum." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Overall, it provides a great medical education and prepares you well to be a physician." | Report Response

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