Menu Icon Search
Close Search

< Response List


Interview Feedback

Individual Response

  • 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

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"Which characteristic do you find most appealing in others? Which do you find least appealing?" Report Response

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

"With your policy and academic background, what other careers would you consider if you could not pursue medicine?" Report Response

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

"What is medicine, in your words?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were in a position where you could use money towards any cause in the world, how would you use it and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is medicine, in your words?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews with med school friends, read over my KCOM application, visited with a 2nd year KCOM student." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was impressed by the students' comraderie and glowing reviews of their school. It seemed like everyone was very satisfied with their experiences at KCOM, even in candid conversations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It isn't a deciding factor, but I think it might take a little time to adjust to the small-town atmosphere of Kirksville. This is to be expected, since I come from a city where there's constant activity and diversity. I may not have gotten a complete view of Kirksville because I didn't have a car, and therefore couldn't really explore the area while I was there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We began the day with an introduction to the school's curriculum and other basic information. Immediately following this, we went through our 3 rounds of interviewing. I first interviewed with a DO, who arrived from off-campus. He asked questions about my aspirations and how my interest in medicine began. I next spoke with someone from admissions staff. She was very enthusiastic and seemed to know a lot about my application, asking in depth questions about my current work in healthcare policy, and giving me more information about what opportunities I might look into with my interests and foreign language education. My last interview was with a professor who did research at KCOM. We talked at length about my non-profit work and its relation to global healthcare issues. It was less of an interview and more of a conversation, so I felt very comfortable speaking with him. The rest of the day was with the whole group of interviewees, throughout which we spoke to student ambassadors, observed some techniques and tools we would use, and toured campus." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

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?

IRK

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/27/2006

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?

3 out of 10

// All Questions & Responses //

See what the community had to say about this medical school.

Browse all Questions & Responses

// Share //