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"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."
"Send a followup email with more details, maybe even an anonymous survey to students"
"They should have someone to meet students in the lobby to help guide them to the correct place"
"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."
"With the interview conformation I would include a campus to outline parking and how to get to the COAL building."
"N/a. Fantastic staff. I ranked KYCOM higher on the stress scale b/c of the fact that this was my 1st interview"
"Very quick responses..
Pictures in Brochure would have been cool."
"employ professors who mirror that of the staff"
"new and more extensive website"
"None. They were a pleasure."
"Nothing, Angel Hamilton was great throughout the whole process."
"How do you study?"
"How are your time management skills?"
"They asked about a very specific research paper I submitted for a class"
"Why Medicine and more specifically why Osteopathic Medicine"
"Why KYCOM and Osteopathy?"
"They asked about my job in the military."
"Why did you apply to KYCOM?"
"Explain what you did to raise your MCAT"
"Tell me about yourself."
"What type of research are you involved with?"
"Why Medicine? Why D.O.? Why Pikeville?"
"Will you go to PCOM-GA (I already go there as a biomed.)"
"What led you to be a doctor, Why DO? Why Pikeville?"
"Why DO? Why here? What experience do you have in medicine or with an osteopath or with OMT?"
"Tell us about yourself"
"Tell me about your path to get here.
"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?"
"How would you handle the stress of medical school?"
"General questions one would expect. Nothing out of the ordinary. "
"a basic physics quesiton"
"How do you plan to handle the stresses of medical school?"
"ordinary questions all the way through"
"why medicine? PCSOM? Osteopathic medicine? what was your favorite class, least favorite class, and toughest class? Where are you from?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor? "
"How did you pull your MCAT score up so much? (10 point increase)"
"The question about family illness."
"I was asked many, many questions. I will include the three most difficult. Name one event you are most proud of."
"Tell us something that you've been doing since you submitted your secondary application."
"What was your research?"
"Question from above"
"Tell us about your Chemistry GPA?"
"Tell us about your 23 on the MCAT. How did you prepare for the exam....or words to that effect."
"What was the last book you read?"
"i was asked an ethical question"
"Explain your low physical science score compared to your other two scores on the MCAT"
"Explain your MCAT scores"
"How did you get interested in DO?"
"The basics. Why Doc, why DO, why Pikeville?"
"Tell me about yourself, why do you want to be a doctor, why DO?"
"Why DO school"
"Why Pikeville/where else have I applied?"
"Why DO, why pikeville?"
"Why Osteopathic Medicine?"
"talk about yourself "
"Tell me about yourself"
"Explain your physical sciences score on the MCAT."
"Why Osteopathic Medicine? Pikeville College?"
"who are you?"
"Tell me about you."
"Why are you interested in medicine, why osteopathy, and why Pikeville?"
"Why do you want to become an osteopathic physician?"
"Who are you, tell us about yourself in your own words. "
"Would you ever be interested in Psychiatry? (dad is one)"
"What would you like to add to your file? Why do you want to be an Osteopath?, What are your strengths and weaknesses?, "
"Who are you? Why medicine/DO, why here?"
"Explain a certain grade"
"Tell us about yourself."
"Why do you want to come to Pikeville?"
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"Why do you want to be an Osteopathic doctor?"
"How will you handle the stress of medical school?"
"What are your outside hobbies?"
"Tell us about yourself and your desire to become a physician?"
"How did you end up at your present undergraduate school? It seems far away?"
"Why DO vs MD?
"What do you do for fun?"
"None. Most were the generic questions that would think about being asked at a DO interview - why medicine, why DO, why KYCOM, etc."
"What do I do for fun"
"Questions about my family."
"What specifically about the osteopathic method do you find most important and how would you apply it?"
"Something relating to own personal background."
"What do you think the biggest problem in the region is?"
"Why is your MCAT so low?"
"What other schools have you applied to?"
"What is the most interesting thing that you want us to know about you?"
"What kind of guitar do you play?"
"Most of the questions were expected...so I wouldn't call any questions quote...interesting"
"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. "
"Tell us about your path to get here."
"What motivated or inspired you to go into medical school?"
"Have you ever vistited the folk art center in your town?"
"ethical questions about cheating and student behavior and trust."
"Do you play a musical instrument?"
"what does your wife do?"
"I was asked how I would respond to failing all of my first block exams. "
"How did you pull you MCAT score up so much?"
"Lets say you are accepted into our program. You take your first blocks and you fail every single exam... what do you do?"
"If you were out partying with the class and saw a male student sexually harassing a female student, what would you do?"
"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."
"Asked to describe a hypothetical ethical situation related to my work in the developing world."
"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."
"What was the last book you read?"
"there wasnt really one"
"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."
"None, they were as unenthusiastic as a job interview at McDonalds"
"Why Osteopathic Medicine. Tell us about the DO you shadowed."
"just asked about grades"
"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?"
"how will marriage effect your med school performance.."
"Do you think your past educational experience as a chiropractic student will help you?"
"Favorite undergrad class and why?"
"Do you think a doctor has to be smart?"
"What did you learn in each of the healthcare departments you worked and volunteered in?"
"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."
"What have you been doing since you've graduated college to prepare yourself for the work load?"
"what can we tell you about Pikeville? (I honestly was not asked one question, they basically told me I was in)"
"tell us about yourself"
"How do you feel you would rank with other students in your class?"
"This interview was more conversation-like as opposed to them firing questions at me."
"How could I prove to them that I could make it through med-school?"
"Why do you enjoy rockclimbing? "
"Nothing really interesting...mostly conversational"
"I was asked about the foreign language that I chose to take and had to explain why I took it."
"What is your favorite aspect of physiology (which was my major)?"
"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?"
"How do your parents feel about you going to an osteopathic school?"
"Nothing too crazy. Just the basic why DO and why Pikeville?"
"how does a pulse oximeter work?"
"What would you do if you did not pass the first test you were given here?"
"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."
"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?"
"How has your life experiences led you to become an osteopathic physician? And why osteopathy instead of allopathic medicine?"
"Since I am from such a small town that has almost no doctors, how did I get interested in medicine?"
"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."
"There were no interesting questions! They used the same exact questions as the ones I had previously read on this site. "
"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?"
"Can't recall much interesting about the entire conversation."
"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?"
"What course do you think will be the most difficult for you?"
"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?"
"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?"
"Did you obtain your scuba diving certification?"
"How do you feel about your undergrad institution?"
"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. "
"Nothing too interesting. It was all the common questions that one comes to expect during a medical school interview."
"If I spoke german fluently, as they view medicine as learning a new language."
"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?"
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