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  • A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Kirksville, MO
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Tell me about your volunteer work and lab research experience (I worked in a plant physiology lab for a while)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Explain your grades (I had a particularly dismal semester in spring of '04 due to a death in the family)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Where do you want to be in 10 years? What will you do if you aren't accepted? (That one gave me the willies-thank goodness I was accepted!)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Ethical question-"If your colleague/friend (who was also a physician) was abusing prescription drugs, what course of action would you take?"" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Why the D in Organic Chem II? (Circumstantial)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website, read KCOM's website info on DO's, re-read my file/application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions people were extremely friendly and welcoming to me and my fiancee (who joined me on the trip). Also, we were given a card with info on the faculty conducting our interviews (mine was an Dept. Chair/Immunologist studying DNA repair/mutagenesis in E. coli). It gave me a topic of mutual interest to discuss during my interview." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing-I had a great time aside from the stress of trying to get in!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"LADIES! Wear COMFORTABLE shoes (or bring a pair) because you will be walking the campus for an hour or two if it isn't raining! I wore nice dress shoes for the interview in the morning and changed into my Nike's after lunch (no need to impress the faculty after the interviews were over!) I read this tip on this website and man, am I grateful I wasn't wearing Kenneth Coles all day!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When I arrived, I entered the admissions building and was greeted by a group of laid back, good natured admissions workers. I was offered a light breakfast, then our group was given a presentation on the school. We were then directed to our interviews, which were each 1 hour long (except for the thrid which was 15 minutes with the admissions vice president). My first interviewer chose to focus on the humanitarian aspect of my application (my volunteer work, etc). The second interviewer focused mostly on academics-BE PREPARED to answer for any discrepancies in your grades or MCATs! I was able to find common interests with each interviewer, which allieviated the tension of each interview significantly (e.g: I talked about kayaking and playing piano with one of my interviewers, interests we both shared). After the interviews, we were brought back to the admissions office and given a presentation on financial aid (what a glorious thing!) We then had lunch with students (vegetarians, dont worry-there's a veggie option for the sandwiches) and then proceded to tour the school. We had a demonstration in OMM, visited the cadaver lab, saw the gym/rec center, etc. The guides were happy to answer any question and were very helpful and knowledgeable. We ended the day back at the admissions office with the promise that we could call 1 week from that day (Friday for me) to find out our status. Turns out I had no need to call-I got a call the following Wednesday morning telling me that I was accepted!!! YAY!! That was some fast notification, let me tell you!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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