|Grading System: ||Percentage grades will be recorded except for courses which are approved for pass-fail grading. The grade for each student will reflect the overall achievement in the course of study measured according to the criteria and policies established by the department or course director. Clinical grading during years 3 & 4 consists of multiple assessment tools (including, but not limited to: clinical evaluations, shelf exams, logs, oral and written assignments). Successful completion of each component, as appropriate, must be obtained to ensure pass for the rotation.|
The Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine is the founding school of osteopathic medicine, and is distinguished by offering an education firmly based on holistic care, wellness, and academic excellence. Kirksville has a reputation for training physicians in primary care areas, as well as providing a strong clinical and basic science education for specialization. Though the first two years are reserved for basic science instruction, a clerkship with a primary care physician is included in the first-year curriculum. Traditional tenets of osteopathic medicine are coupled with the use of all modern technology, thus providing a well-rounded, comprehensive education. Problem solving and critical thinking are emphasized in both the basic science courses and clinical training. Clinical rotations currently take place in one of the following areas: Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Utah, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota and the Northeast Region. Kirksville is a community of approximately 20,000 residents. With a 2013 class size of 172, the average age is 25 with a composite MCAT of 27 and an overall GPA of 3.50.