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ATSU/KCOM (Kirksville) Discussion Thread 2011-2012

Discussion in 'Osteopathic School-Specific Discussions' started by ShyRem, Apr 24, 2011.

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  1. stefspets

    stefspets MS4 7+ Year Member

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    I got the confirmation. Submitted Friday, got the confirmation number Monday.
     
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  3. Melomare17

    Melomare17 2+ Year Member

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    clinical experiences like research? what else is there if not volunteering or shadowing?
     
  4. stefspets

    stefspets MS4 7+ Year Member

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    Research isn't clinical experience. They also said explicitly not to repeat research.

    Some of us have worked in healthcare. That is a clinical experience.
     
  5. drgioiadds

    drgioiadds DDS c/o 2002; DO c/o 2016 5+ Year Member

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    I only used experiences where I was directly involved with a patient, either counseling or performing/assisting in procedures.
     
  6. Melomare17

    Melomare17 2+ Year Member

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    why can't medical research done in a hospital setting be a clinical experience?

    the research DID involve direct interaction with the patients.
     
  7. stefspets

    stefspets MS4 7+ Year Member

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    I wasn't trying to be snarky in my first response, though it does read that way looking at it now. Sorry about that. I said research wasn't clinical because for most premeds it isn't.

    You should probably call the school to ask about your specific scenario, since the application says don't repeat research, but asks to list all clinical activities.

    Would you classify it as research or clinical? What did you do? If the patient contact was minimal then I probably wouldn't put it, but if it's more 50/50 then I would.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011
  8. Melomare17

    Melomare17 2+ Year Member

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    hey no problem, happens to us all :)

    hmm alright i will do that soon. i guess more research than clinical, even though it was clinical research lol. i'd say more 30/70 (70 being research)

    thanks for the info!
     
  9. mrosekelly

    mrosekelly 2+ Year Member

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    I just got the confirmation number today. I submitted my application on July 11th.
     
  10. frescoengano

    frescoengano 5+ Year Member

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    do u guys think its too late to add this school?

    (i'm already verified)
     
  11. drgioiadds

    drgioiadds DDS c/o 2002; DO c/o 2016 5+ Year Member

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    No.
     
  12. stefspets

    stefspets MS4 7+ Year Member

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    Didn't see an answer to this yet. I called admissions, they said it's fine to submit more letters. She didn't tell me if there was a maximum but I'm sure a few extra (1-2, maybe even 3) would be ok. She did say extra letters, plural, are ok.

    I assume this is ok for SOMA as well, since the number they give you to ask questions is the same.
     
  13. SavoirFaire

    SavoirFaire 2+ Year Member

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    No, it's only July... it is really early to apply.

    Their deadline is like February of next year.
     
  14. cwaranch

    cwaranch 5+ Year Member

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    My committee doesnt make my lor until September. Do you think I should just submit this secondary with a science prof and a DO and submit the committee letter later?
     
  15. Didierdrogba

    Didierdrogba Goldmember 5+ Year Member

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    :O I checked out your stats on MDapplicants, please don't apply here and take my spot from me lol!!

    You can probably try Harvard lol
     
  16. Didierdrogba

    Didierdrogba Goldmember 5+ Year Member

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    YES absolutely
     
  17. frescoengano

    frescoengano 5+ Year Member

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    i just added thsi school... and have already sent my LORs to kcom (for atsu-soma)...does anyone know if i need to send another pair of LORs in?
     
  18. Deadpool786

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    So I just got done with my secondary and I want to submit it but I dont remember my SAT scores. Should I really wait till Monday to make a call and find out or just submit early without the scores. Please help!!!!
     
  19. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016 10+ Year Member

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    I didn't even take the SAT. I just said in the box underneath that I don't remember by ACT score.
     
  20. stefspets

    stefspets MS4 7+ Year Member

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    Well I'd like to stay in Arizona if possible. KCOM had rotations here, that's part of why I am applying here. My husband is a KCOM grad, so that's another.

    I have no interest in research or Harvard, sorry to say...
     
  21. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016 10+ Year Member

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    anyone hearing anything?
     
  22. stefspets

    stefspets MS4 7+ Year Member

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    Nothing over here yet.
     
  23. stefspets

    stefspets MS4 7+ Year Member

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    I just got the interview invite! First date available is end of September, but I scheduled mine October 14th since I already have a couple back to back in September.

    Good luck guys! You're all next... :)
     
  24. Brazen

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    Congrats. I submitted my primary first day it was allowed, and submitted the secondary the day I got it, so I would think I should hear pretty soon, too. Hopefully it's positive :eek:
     
  25. DJack

    DJack 5+ Year Member

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    Just saw your MDapps profile- you will have NO trouble getting in almost anywhere you apply. Best of luck to you! :thumbup:
     
  26. byuhusker

    byuhusker 2+ Year Member

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    Invite for interview as well. September 29th for me!
     
  27. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016 10+ Year Member

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    congrats. crossing my fingers! they must be trickling out as this thread isn't blowing up like the rest of them.
     
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  28. luvofgod

    luvofgod 7+ Year Member

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    Received interview invite as well :D
     
  29. mrosekelly

    mrosekelly 2+ Year Member

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    Are they inviting via e-mail?
     
  30. BossDoc

    BossDoc Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Congrats!...when were you complete?
     
  31. byuhusker

    byuhusker 2+ Year Member

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    Yep invites are via email!
     
  32. luvofgod

    luvofgod 7+ Year Member

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    I was complete 7/11 :)
    And yes, they are inviting via email
     
  33. Raisenbran

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    Good luck on your interviews! They were very organized and conversational. I'm about to start here in a week :eek:
     
  34. Didierdrogba

    Didierdrogba Goldmember 5+ Year Member

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    +1
     
  35. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016 10+ Year Member

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    Crossing my fingers. Hopefully I hear something today.
     
  36. luvofgod

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    So...I have a question. For those of you who were accepted for interviews, where are you planning to stay? Also, what will be your mode of transportation? I won't be driving and it would be great to find someone willing to share a ride with. Thanks.
     
  37. Raisenbran

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    I flew into the Kirksville airport (have to use a small 8-seater prop plane) and took a cab to the Holiday Inn Express in town (discount for interviewing students) and then again to and from the interview. The airline is small so they only fly out 3 or 4 times a day, and the last departure when I interviewed was before the interview day was over, so I had to stay an extra night and leave the next morning. However, KCOM allowed interviewers to skip a few tours to leave early and catch a flight. You can also fly into Kansas City or St Louis and rent a car to drive over to Kirksville, but it's a long drive... Also, they have the option of applying to stay with a current student for the night for free instead of a hotel if you want.
     
  38. runningute

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    Interview invite today! 3.5/31
     
  39. frescoengano

    frescoengano 5+ Year Member

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    when were u complete?
     
  40. runningute

    runningute 2+ Year Member

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    7/25
     
  41. mrosekelly

    mrosekelly 2+ Year Member

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    ok, I was complete on 8/2. I can feel the invite coming any day now! Please cGPA 3.45 sGPA 3.85 MCAT 32
     
  42. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016 10+ Year Member

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    i am really hoping for an interview. complete 7/13. 3.68/3.71/28Q.
     
  43. SavoirFaire

    SavoirFaire 2+ Year Member

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    Interview invite!! Excited about this school.
     
  44. DrWily

    DrWily 5+ Year Member

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    FrkyBgstok gonna get invites everywhere. Calling it now!
     
  45. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016 10+ Year Member

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    Haha. I hope you are right. Btw, congrats on your interviews.
     
  46. ziprasidone1

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    How long did it take everyone for their secondary status to change from "Application in Process" to "Complete"? My secondary was submitted on August 5 and the status is "application in process" for Evaluation I, Evaluation II, and my MCAT.
     
  47. Member 89135

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    interview invite for first week of october!! was complete on 07/15 anyone flying out from the west coast???
     
  48. BossDoc

    BossDoc Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I was wondering the same thing I submitted August 5th as well.
     
  49. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016 10+ Year Member

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    Mind sharing your stats?
     
  50. luvofgod

    luvofgod 7+ Year Member

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    I am :)
     
  51. stefspets

    stefspets MS4 7+ Year Member

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    Coming from Arizona.
     

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