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  • A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Kirksville, MO
Individual Feedback 5 4 Responses
The Basics

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 4

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"The anatomy department is awesome. That might change though as they removed the course director for anatomy who was by far the best professor here." | Report Response

"The school itself is very supportive of their students. Once you are in, they seem to make sure you get through. This includes helping students through life events that were unpredictable/ unavoidable while allowing them to do what is best for themselves and their families. This school is extremely family friendly and students are really supportive of each other. There is no competition between students in pre-clinical or clinical settings so it is a great learning environment." | Report Response

"Kirksville was a great place to focus on studying and a great place for students with a family." | Report Response

"Very student and patient oriented" | Report Response

What do you like least?

"The vast majority of the teaching here is horrible. The head of the biochemistry department said in a (private) meeting that he didn’t want students getting A’s in his class. One of the internal medicine professors says he doesn’t try to trick students and then does exactly that in tests and asks about things he specifically said he wouldn’t ask about. I’m all for working hard and putting in the time to become a better physician, but there are a lot of things here that are hard just for the sake of being hard. They make school way more stressful than it needs to be. Teach me what I need to know and then test me on it. Don’t teach me stuff that doesn’t matter and then test me on something else." | Report Response

"The quality of the rotation sites is very hit or miss. Being a rural based school has its negatives when it comes to quality sites that have specialties available. I also dislike that we have no vacation time for interview season 4th year." | Report Response

"There were few opportunities in Kirksville to get involved in specialty-specific activities since there are limited specialty departments there. The only residencies there are Internal medicine, family medicine, anesthesiology, general surgery, and dermatology. If you are interested in anything else you will be handicapped by the absence of research, residents, and program directors in your specialty of interest." | Report Response

"Fewer resources than some allopathic schools" | Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 3

0 = Competitive, 10 = Cooperative

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.33 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Do you/did you feel well prepared for your board exams?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

How approachable are faculty members?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

"Depends on what they want to do. Primary care for sure. Any specialty the school makes it pretty hard to prepare for. They intentionally get in the way of any sort of experience with specialties before the 4th year." | Report Response

"I believe they do very well from my experience. Most interns from our school seem very ahead of those from other institutions." | Report Response

"Most do very well. Kirksville seems to have a solid reputation as a well-known osteopathic medical school." | Report Response

What are rotations like?

"There are rotation spots all over the country, but don’t let the school tell you that you have the opportunity to go where you want. They lied to me about having a rotation spot where I wanted to do mine at and most of the spots students want to go only have a few options." | Report Response

"Our rotations are variable depending on the location you choose. Many are placed in rural environments so the experience can change from year to year. There is several new sites that have been added that seem to have a good amount of success but only time will tell." | Report Response

"Rotations can be done in various locations including sites in Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Arizona, and Utah. Most people end up where they want to be. The third-year schedule was completely set up. The fourth year was mostly set up by me, which wasn't so bad." | Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

"Decent, not great for any specialty." | Report Response

"Most people who enter the match seem to get in their top 3 choices. There is a large amount of primary care every year but there has been multiple ortho surg, derm, and gen surg matches every year." | Report Response

"Pretty good among DO schools. They have match data on their website." | Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

"Our school has been really supportive through the COVID-19 pandemic. We started receiving credit immediately from being pulled from rotations. I do think the electives have major deficits but they were also thrown together last minute so I will cut them some slack." | Report Response

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