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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

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"What other schools did you apply to? Why medicine? Why D.O? Tell me about your research. What would your fiance say about you? What is one thing your fiance would change about you? What was your favorite class as an undergrad? How is your job as a tutor relate to the physician's role? What questions do you have for me? Mostly we just talked about how I moved from Peru to the states, Machu Pichu, my clinical experiences, and my family." Report Response

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

"How did you prepare for the MCAT? What would your mom/dad say about you? What are some leadership roles you assumed? Tell me about X experience. What questions do you have for me? " Report Response

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

"What other schools did you apply to? What do you do for fun? Did you always know you wanted to go into medicine? How did you arrive at that decision? What questions do you have for me? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is one thing your fiance would change about you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult really but if I had to pick one: How does your job as a tutor relate to the physician's role?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, looked over primary and secondary applications, read articles from medical journals such as JAMA and New England Journal of Medicine, practiced interview questions with parents and fiance, read over KCOM's site, read over osteopathy, read about A.T. Still. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The entire admissions staff was very friendly, courteous, and answered any and all questions that were asked. The interviewers themselves were laid back and it didn't even feel like I was being interviewed at all. Very conversational. The cost of living is very low, the crime rate is virtually zero, and the professors seem to know the students by name. Also, you know within the week after your interview if you get accepted or not --very fast response time. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How small Kirksville is (~17,000). Even the interviewers told me to be prepared to be bored out of my mind if I got in the school but that on the upside there really would be nothing to distract me from my studies. Also, I think I was the only Hispanic individual in all of Kirksville. There is not a hint of diversity in the city although the city folk are very nice. The weather was pretty bad. It was raining and windy the entire time during my trip and stay but there's not much one can do about that. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How boring and small Kirksville really is. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"KCOM has great facilities, excellent professors, and a well-planned curriculum but if you want to go here you will have to learn to entertain yourself. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Budget Host Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/16/2009

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

1 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?

7 out of 10

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