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kirksville secondary help

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by vdubpower, Sep 18, 2000.

  1. vdubpower

    vdubpower Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    hello, i just got my secondary from kirksville. i noticed they have seperate forms for letters of recs. does anyone know if it would be OK to send out my letters of rec straight from my college, ucla's, pre professional office straight through to the med school, it will be difficult to find some of my letter writers in the next week to have them fill in a form.

    also u know the questions that ask why u wanna be a DO. what else besides saying that i wanna be a doc, and i like the holistic view, etc etc would be beneficial to write

    thanks for the help
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  3. TNT

    TNT Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 3, 2000
    Just send two science letters and one nonscience and you should be fine. Thats what I did and got an interview invite today. The extra sheets are optional. As for the why DO? cant help you on that've just gotta think of something based on your life experiences, maybe someone else can help.
  4. seanest

    seanest New Member

    Sep 19, 2000
    Fayetteville, AR USA
    Hey, do you really have to limit your answers to the Kirsksville secondary app. to the spaces provided? Seems too small to provide thorough answers.
  5. Dave

    Dave Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Salt Lake, UT USA
    I believe they request on the application to keep the answer limited to the space provided. You don't want to piss them off so it would probably be wise to do as they ask.
  6. TNT

    TNT Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 3, 2000
    I actually attached a seperate sheet for the first three essay questions and still recieved an invite. So I think that they don't mind. Give them a call if you are unsure. Good luck.
  7. milleniumhc

    milleniumhc Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 9, 1999
    MI, USA
    Hi there. I would definitely use the two (or is it three?) sheets that they gave you for recommendations if you can. I used them when I applied. You might want to call the office to double check, but I think that it is required. I know that it was last year. They try to get away from the generic form letter, that was why they do it that way. As for the responses, be very honest. They will otherwise see right through you during your interview. You need to explain why you really, truly, want to be an osteopath. Trust me, all of those hours in OTM will leave you crazy if you don't really want to be a DO. Have you read "The D.O.'s" by Gevitz? I highly recommend it. It is available on Amazon. Just really try not to be too generic when answering. I was just very honest with them. Have you ever been to KCOM? If so, that is very impressive to them, considering what it takes to get out here. If you have any questions about KCOM feel free to ask me. I wouldn't change my decision to come here for anything.

    KCOM class of 2004
  8. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    Lafayette, IN
    I agree w/ MHC, out <KCOM> admission people are exceptionally friendly and helpful. I fyou have a question as to the "How & Why" on your secodnary, don't hesitate to call them. One of the most consistent surprises, when I applied here, was just how friendly they were. Just a word of caution, if you really want to come nice to everyone you meet. Your capacity to treat others, esp those who may or may not be your academic peers, factors heavily into your final admissions decision. Your interactions over the phone and ESP while you are on campus are carefully observed...which is why our student body gets along so damned well...just ask MHC.

    David W. Kelley, MS-2
    'Old Man Dave'
    KCOM, Class of '03

    Nothing Risked, Nothing Gained!!

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