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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"Questions were presented within a basic conversational format. If I had to sum up one question, it would have to be tell me about yourself and tell me why you want to be an osteopathic physician. Very laid back interview, very conversational. 60 minutes." Report Response

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

"Again, conversational. The question this time could be directed by the question, "Every student I see similar applications from every student; now, application aside, tell me who you REALLY are and what makes you want to be a doctor." 60 minute block, 20-30 minutes of it were filled. The final interview, by an admissions director, was 30 minutes long." Report Response

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

"What do you think of Kirksville?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will your background in art come into play in your performance as a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No questions were hard, but make sure that you carry yourself through the interview as a conversation." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I spoke with two osteopathic physicians that graduated from KCOM, looked at SDN, and spoke with two current students (ambassador + his friend)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness, OMM facilities ("OMT" at KCOM), cleansliness, number of study facilities, technology, residency placement locations" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Location.... I don't know if it's for me or not." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Fly to Kansas City, not St. Louis" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"KCOM is a great facility, but I honestly don't know if I can work past the location. A small town provides a nice study environment, but it might not be for me." 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?

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?

St. Louis

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/27/2008

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

5 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?

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Admissions office was great. The cookies ROCK." Report Response

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