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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why osteopathic medicine? Why KCOM?" Report Response

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

"What is the most important issue in medicine today?" Report Response

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

"What would you do as a career if medicine didn't work out? (Teacher, secondary level)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you plan to go into administration?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked about my "C" in Chemistry." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application materials (grades, statements, etc.), prayed, read scripture, 8 hours sleep before interview. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"KCOM courted me - they made me feel welcome and important. None of the arrogance found at some other schools (even if KCOM's reputation might merit a little)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Only one minor thing - that the presentation about the student fitness center (we couldn't do a tour because of rain) was a "work in progress" and essentially useless." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had asked a lot of questions in the forums and to some KCOM graduates so nothing was new to me per se. I was surprised just how family friendly they are (which is a plus to me with a wife and kids)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The first interview was very brief with an admissions staff member reviewing my file and asking why I wanted to be a D.O., why KCOM, when I planned to take physics II and organic chem II, etc. The second two interviews were each about an hour. Very comfortable interviews, very casual, low stress. My number one recommendation for an interviewee would be to know why you want to attend KCOM specifically, and what about osteopathic medicine is appealing to you." Report Response

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