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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)?

"What have you done in the past that you feel has prepared your hands for OMM?" Report Response

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

"Are you ready to transition to a small town?" Report Response

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

"What are your weaknesses, strenghts . .." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee about your academics?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, SDN, Brochures, Talked to recent grads" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was made to feel like they really wanted me to be there. The interview groups were small and intimate, creating a more family style environment. They have an IMPRESSIVE program, there is not question why this is the "Cradle of Osteopathic Medicine". The staff were extremely genuine, and accomodating. The admissions staff demonstrated a laid back professional style, indicating that they were proficient at their jobs, and happy to be doing it. The med students were forthright, and honest, and objective. They provided and objective yet positive view of life in school as well as life in a small town in Missouri." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Kirskville is a small town. It's population is about 17000 and is surrounded by large farms. This puts it at least 1.5 hours from the largest city which is Columbia, MO. You won't find a mall here, nor will you find any major facilities that you would normally find in a large town. This is your typicall small town environment that is common in the midwest. Though I put this in the negative part, it may very well be a positive for some people. I actually like the small town environment. It's great for focusing you on the studies at hand. It does get cold there, the average temp in JAN is around 11 degrees. I grew up in MO, so I'm pretty used to the weather, however some people that come from warmer climates may have problems. However I believe that for most, the prestige of the school, it's outstanding program, student satisfaction and excellent faculty can more than make up for the relative negatives found in the lack of services in the community." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very positive experience, they really make you feel like you are wanted. The campus is well thought out, and the commute from the surrounding housing areas is very short. Though the town leaves much to be desired (if you are coming from a large metropolitan area) Kirksville is the PERFECT place to learn and practice primary care. This is the home and birthplace of osteopathic and primary medicine. You just gotta learn to take the good with the bad." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/31/2003

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