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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?

3 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?

1

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)?

"So, I see that you have one blemish on your academic record (O-chem)...do you want to discuss that?" Report Response

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

"How do you envision your life in the future? What would you see a typical day like for yourself as a physician?" Report Response

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

"Why osteopathic medicine and why KCOM?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could be an activist for any cause, what would it be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AT Still brochure, read their website, Student Doctor Network, read some ethical stuff online, talked to the student I stayed with..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything! They were so nice and well organized. There were two interviews that were one hour long each and the interviewers were really nice, positive and laid back and made me feel welcome. The technology and the rich history in osteopathy is phenomenal. Students also do really well on their boards." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The town is kind of dull, but quaint! I don't know how big a fan I am of letter grades instead of just a pass or fail, but 70 is passing and the students were saying their class has generally been doing well..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. I was happily surprised and impressed from what I learned." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was awesome! The day began with an intro session and then with two hour-long interviews and a 20 minute talk with an admissions counselor. Next we had lunch, an OMT demonstration, a financial aid talk and a tour. Everyone was really positive and I was so impressed!!!" 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?

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?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/11/2007

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?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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