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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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 would your best friend say were your weaknesses and your strengths?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why osteopathic medicine? Why change your career at this point? What kind of medicine are you interested in?" Report Response

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

"How will you deal with the rigors of medical school? How will your family handle the years you are in medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Standard medical school interview questions, no surprises." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"About some of my lower grades because I knew this would be an inevitable question. You must always answer honestly, whatever the reason!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read some books on interviewing, read the KCOM Internet site, explored Kirksville." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities, the history of osteopathy, the professionalism of the students, the friendliness of the admission staff, the cheap cost of living, the mix of older and newer technologies, a well-established school, clinical rotation sites for years 3 and 4. I loved the coffee shop near the school!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Difficult to find healthy food options because fast food establishments predominate. I personally liked the town, but I know many others may dislike the rural atmosphere." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I did enough research, so I was prepared." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interview with a DO was fabulous. My second interviewer, who was a PhD, was challenging. The interview was stressful and difficult. The admission advisor interview was also fabulous. Do not let a difficult interviewer discourage you. I left Kirksville depressed, only to find out a week later I was accepted!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

9 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?

02/11/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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