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  • A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Kirksville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Lots about my application." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"How would you respond to someone asking you to prescibe something you thought they didn't need or ethically felt conflicted by? " Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"See hardest question about. And it was the hardest question, which should say a lot about the interview. It is very, very relaxed and conversational." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"See Above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Practice interviews, Reviewed my File" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. It sounds trite, but there really was very little that did not impress me. First, they honestly care for their students and want them to succeed. Second, they have the resources and the staff to compete with any other school in the country. Lastly, their students are doing as well, and in many cases, better on the USMLE than other MD programs in Missouri. That spoke volumes to me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Kirksville IS small town America. Good luck finding your favorite Diesel Jeans or a good plate of Sushi. Their gym also left something to be desired. Keep in mind though, its only two years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Coming from the west coast, I lost two hours of sleep. Start setting your alarm early." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Here's the breakdown, short and sweet. KCOM only has the name recognition among DO programs (of which it ranks #1). So you won't be out impressing too many "supposed" academic scholars with KCOM. It also sits in the middle of nowhere. That being said, think about why your applying in the first place. If your goal is to become a wonderful physician and pass your boards with flying colors (97% do on their first try), then get excited about interviewing. They only thing I can compare it to is a recruiting trip. For any of you undergrad athletes, you know what I mean. In a nut shell, the whole day feels like they are trying to impress you and not the other way around. They are proactive in getting their students in the best possible residencies and into great places to practice. The number one difference is that they care. You're not a number, you're a person." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/24/2003

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