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Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Survey Name Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Created Date 12-01-2005
Survey Description - Updated Date 12-13-2005
Category Medical Schools Interviews Last Answer 12-15-2005
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1. What do you like best about your school?
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  • - The whole realm of osteopathy. It is a myth that people only go to DO schools if they don't get into MD schools. I chose osteopathy for the more holistic approach and the fact we are taught osteopathic manipulation. It is another tool to put in the bag for the future. In addition, the faculty really wants you to succeed. The system is more helpful than competitive. Everybody is going for the same goal. - You only have to spend two years in Kirksville. For your clinical rotations, you can get out of town. The atmosphere among the student body is great. Very little competition between students. All are very helpful. Intramural sports participation is excellent. Strong friendships form here.

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12. What do you like least about your school?
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  • - The town is fairly small. - Curriculum is always changing. Quality doesn't improve with each change. Too many hours spent inside the classroom relearning the same material taught in other classes. The school should provide few in class hours to allow more studying outside of class. Way too many hours spent learning manipulation. You can learn everything you need in one to two quarters max. Complete waste of time afterwards. Besides, you will rarely see manip done after you leave town for clinicals. Third and fourth year clinicals are subpar at best. Students are split into too many campuses across the country. actually, this might be good...you can move to a region you hope to do residency. but, the education with preceptor-based rotations is pathetic. very little academic teaching. minimal hospital experience (academic, university). poor didactics during our clinical rotations. some hospitals in detroit and texas have actually closed down. arizona administration are changing at this time. complete idiots run the joint now. no organization in rotation scheduling. my advice is to go to a school that will provide excellent university hospital teaching environment where you will round with a team, write notes, present small lectures, and participate in grand rounds, witness unique pathology. community hospital experience is useless. if you don't get good clinical experience, residency will hurt really bad later on. one of the most annoying problems is explaining to everyone where your school is. "Kirksville, where's that?" Now I just say it's in Missouri. If people think it's Mizzou, so be it. i'm tired of explaining.

13. Please share any other thoughts you may have about your school.
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  • - Very good school. - the school's priorties are not where my interests are. they push primary care to the extreme. those who wish to do specialties don't get the same exposure. you have to search really carefully for the learning experience you want. we had an overhaul of faculty two years ago where administration and faculty were divided with the leadership in the school (particularly Dr. Kuchera). Kuchera subsequently left for PCOM. my condolences to PCOM. this guy sounds intelligent, but you'll soon figure out that he's full of hot air. He pushes OMT to the extreme. He even makes claim that leveling the sacral base will treat glaucoma!!!! He loves this contraption he built back in the day called the "Levitor." It supposed to realign pelvic malalignment. it looks more like some kind of chastity belt. this is the nonsense we had to deal with at KCOM.