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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?

3 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)?

"Tell me about yourself" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a physician? Why DO? Tell me what you know about Osteopathic Medicine." Report Response

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

"Why should we admit you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is your best friend? What would your best friend say he/she likes most(least) about you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"...pretty standard questions. See above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, KCOM website, my AACOM applications & my secondary app." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The atmosphere @ KCOM. It's a small school but that's the good thing about it--everyone's so friendly! The classrooms/anatomy labs are pretty up-to-date; the cadavor:student ratio is 1:4, which is definitely a plus. The school's main focus is really on its students. They encourage extracurricular activities, which is odd for a med school to do." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"how small kirksville is!!! I've read about how small kirsville is but reality hit only after I got on the idy-bidy plane to fly from St Loius to Kirksville. The biggest city is one hour away (columbia)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the interview experience was good. The admissions staff at KCOM are some of the most nice/genuine ppl you'll ever meet!! They really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable/welcomed. My first interviewer gave me a mixed impression--I couldnt tell whether he liked me or not. He focused mainly on my grades (be prepared to explain anything less than the perfect A's on your transcript) and didnt ask me much about anything else. At times he would say something encouraging...then the next minute he'd stray off and start telling me to find a back-up plan because I probably wouldnt make it through med school...!! It was the most bizzarrrre conversation ever. He even asked me about my religion/marital status, which I thought were pretty inappropriate for an interview. Anyhow, the second interview went well and was more relaxed & conversational. I felt like my second interviewer really tried to get to know me on a personal basis. There's also a 10-15 minute interview with one of the admissions staff members--i wouldn sweat it." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/09/2004

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