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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?

60+ 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)?

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

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

"What I do to relax." Report Response

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

"Why KCOM?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions. Even asked what I thought were two hot ethical medical topics, specifically requesting that I NOT tell my position. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Essay "Purposes of Medicine", reread Personal stmt and supplemental, really put alot of thought into why I wanted to be a DO. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Just about everything. KCOM was originally my 2nd choice, but after the interview, has become #1 without question. If you are married and/or have kids, you will be so impressed with the level of family dedication these people show you. Even have a whole other set of activities planned for spouses while you interview. The town is incredibly cozy, and if you are looking to get away from distractions and really study medicine, KCOM is for you. If you want to party alot, and hang out at Starbucks, better pass and go find some yuppie elitist metro school instead. The day was choreographed almost seamlessly, without dead space. They made you feel as if you were already accepted, and merely covering formalities. One word - AWESOME!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Had no negative impressions. Again, I liked Kirksville, some hate it. Purely subjective Kirksville has a small airport, a Super Walmart, several fast food places, a few nice restaurants, and other basic services in addition to a 4 yr. college. If you want malls, etc., have to go to Columbia 90 mi south. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my wife who desperately wanted me to stay in our state, now, after the interview day, is beside herself wanting me to attend Kirksville. They made that big of an impression. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Try not to be nervous. You feel welcomed, wanted and will do fine in your interviews. They match you as close as possible to an interviewer with things in common. No trick questions on mine, just good friendly conversation. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2003

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