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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?

7 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)?

"Interviewer 1: professor How was your flight? The death question. About my research. What would you do if there was a surplus of physicians? (basically if you couldn't be a physician) Why do you think it is neccessary to bring access to disadvantaged communities? " Report Response

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

"Interview 2: admissions What do you do in your spare time? How do you destress? How has your non-science major affected your career decision? How do/did you balance non/academics? Why Osteopathic Medicine? My parents are allo." Report Response

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

"Interview 3: administration What do you do in your spare time? The legacy question. If you got into your top 5 schools, why KCOM? Your LOR is concerned with your balance between academic/non-academics, how have you learned from this/balanced it? Talk about your leadership experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you deal with your first death from a physician p.o.v.?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Since you are a legacy student, would you go to your parent's school if you couldn't get in to KCOM?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, review of secondaries, mock interviews, talking to strangers, talking with current students " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that it is the birthplace of Osteopathy. Kinda cool to see the museum, cabins, school. A very encouraging environment both in/out of school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lack of minorities, and outreach towards them. It is a really small town and country, not for me. No real diversity or culture. The trip to there is really hard for a westcoaster." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What I expected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was a good experience. I just interviewed at ATSU-COMM so I wanted a perspective and reference of where that school is coming from since I was already accepted and more interested. It would have been cool to go to the new facility, but I can't complain. PROS: well established school, very supportive community (faculty, students, townfolk), cheap livin, good programs, very traditional curriculum CONS: only two years in kirksville but still, large class of 170, lack of diversity (as a minority I find it very important to have a support system because some folks don't understand the unnecessary stresses of being in graduate programs, except other minorities), the rotation sites are good but not really for me (plus it will be hard moving around so much, from the west to the midwest to wherever), my interviewers weren't that knowledgeable about osteopathic medicine or healthcare disparities and issues (the conversational style I was hoping for did not flow very well, except with the admissions counselor). I like the fact that they included other presentations; stillwell, and financial aid, and the tourguides where really enthusiastic, though everything we saw will be moved to the new center. Overall the school is great, but not for me. At Mesa, you get the ATSU without the Kirksville, plus their CHC rotation thing is very exciting and in more appealing locations. It was also eerie but cool to see all the AT Still stuff." 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?

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?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

n/a

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/22/2007

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?

2 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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