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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 your work with the osteopath." Report Response

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

"How is studying science different from studying English (which is what my first degree was in)? How did you prepare for the MCATs? Will you be turned off by dissecting?(I said no way, i can't wait)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about living abroad. Did you experience alot of anti-Americanism? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions about my experiences working with an osteopath." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were at a party and a woman you knew got extremely drunk and passed out, and then you saw a man you know pick her up and carry her into a bedroom and then found out the guy had raped her and was going to be jailed for it, what would be your advice to the woman, in terms of what steps you think should be provided to her to help her get through the ordeal? (Hint: say substance abuse counseling!) (I thought this was a really dumb question, but just played along)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, my primary and secondary applications, mock interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How nice and accomodating everyone was. The quality (and repuation) of the education you get there. Opportunity to leave Kirksville after the first 2 years. Residency placements (very very good). Student gym facilities (sauna, whirlpool, full gym, yoga, pool access--spouses and significant others get usage for free. awesome!). Oh yeah, also, they have a sim-man you can practice on which is very advanced--his pupils dialate, he can talk, you can intubate him--good practice!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The anatomy labs were old and STINKY! When we walked into the lobby we were immediately accosted by the smell of formaldehyde and by the time we reached the third floor the smell was much stronger; going into the lab itself was almost overwhelming. The microbiology labs were also kind of old and crappy. Oh yeah, also, they tell you about your acceptance very quickly which is a good thing, but you are required to pay a $1,000 deposite within 2 weeks of your acceptance, then another $500 dollars in a months and another $500 in two months. They want you to commit, like, prontissimo." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Well, I heard Kirksville was small but really, standing in the center of town on a Friday night, with NO ONE out and about at 9pm was a really eerie experience for me (I'm from NYC)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone there was extremely friendly. The day was very well organized and alot of attention given toward making sure everyone understood finanacial aid options, providing an OMT demonstration so we could see how it's done, and providing us with alot of info about the program (and how great it is). I'm impressed by the residency placements and the pride they take in their strong osteopathic tradition. I found out I was accepted about 3 days later and it's going to be a tough decision! Kirksville is really lame but the school is great!!! One good thing about Kirksville is that the cost of living is so cheap I could see myself laughing with glee over my cheap-ass rent and bills for the next two years..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

KCI

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/28/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

2 out of 10

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