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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"How do you explain this bad grade?" Report Response

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

"What do you want to specialize in?" Report Response

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

"Why osteopathic medicine? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The first interviewer was an orhtopedic surgeon, who seemed a little nervous himself. He asked me much of the standard fare typical questions, including one ethics question: What would you do if you found out that one of your colleagues was taking illicit drugs? I said I would personally and privately confront him first. Then go to his family if that didn't work, then go to my other colleagues." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How to explain a couple of bad grades on my transcripts." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"1. Read student doctor network 2. Read the KCOM website. 3. Stay with a student and talk to them about their experiences." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone at the school was very enthusiastic and seemed to love attending school there. The school is intent on making sure the student succeeds, and not about putting excess competetive pressure on the student. This is reflected in the high percentage of students who pass "the Boards" and the USMLE on the first try." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location sucks. Everyone knows it. There aren't very many things to do in this little podunk town, but that could be positive in that you have less distractions. But you only stay here for the first two years. From there you go to locations around the country to do your clinical rotations during third and fourth year." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Quite a few married students. Quite a few Mormons. The town is like 95% white with a few Hispanic migrant workers." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Excellent school for becoming a good doctor." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

IRK

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/20/2006

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

8 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?

4 out of 10

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