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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?

No Response

How you think you did?

10 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Interview 1: with a professor : Talked a lot about where I am from, my family, my experiences and how that has influenced me to want to practice medicine and become an osteopathic physician. Not very many specific questions aside from "why DO, why Medicine, what are your strengths" It was very conversational." Report Response

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

"Interview 2: file review with one of the admissions counselor : What do you do if your free time? What is your biggest pet peeve? What is something you cannot live without? If you were to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?" Report Response

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

"Interview 3: with a physician/clinical professor : Why do you want to be a doctor, Why KCOM, What are some community service activities you have done, Why did you choose to study abroad, How did you come to choose Ghana, What was the most interesting experience you had there." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your biggest pet peeve?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If your closest family and friends had a magic wand and could change anything about you, what would they change?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read sdn, reviewed my application (primary and secondary), read over the entire website, stayed with a student ambassador and talked to her about the school and program." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the campus and the facilities. they have top notch facilities- the best out of any osteopathic school I visited. it is one of the few osteopathic med schools where I felt like I was actually on a campus." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the location. but the school has a lot of programs put in place to try to compensate for that." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing. everyone criticizes the location. it is a very small town, but there is also a lot of beautiful nature surrounding the place." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Super laid back interviews. One of my interviewers said "I just want to get to know you. I am going to ask you a few questions, and then I want you to just tell me about yourself, why you are here, and why medicine. Then I'm going to repeat what I think you told me, and please correct any misconceptions I may have made of you." Superrr CHILL!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

LAX to Phoenix Sky Harbor to STL to Kirksville Regional

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/21/2010

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?

1 out of 10

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

3 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"none. it was a wonderful, smooth, well scheduled day with lots of flexibility for people who had to leave early." Report Response

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