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ATSU-KCOM Heartland PreMed Conference 2019

June 10, 2019
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Second Annual Heartland PreMed Conference

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019

8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

A.T. Still University will host the second annual Heartland PreMed Conference at A.T. Still University on Sept. 7, 2019. The professional development event is open to all undergraduate or post-graduate pre-medical students interested in osteopathic medicine and pre-health advisors. Attendees will learn about osteopathic philosophies while attending student panels, breakout sessions, and a medical school fair with participating schools.

The event is co-sponsored by A.T. Still University, Des Moines University, Kansas City University, and Marian University.

Topics include:

  • Is Osteopathic medicine a good fit for you? DO tenents and purpose
  • Medical school application overview
  • MCAT preparation
  • Ethics and professionalism in medicine
  • Single GME (Graduate Medical Education Merger)
  • Osteopathic student panel
  • Taking care of your mental health in medical school
  • Options if you do not get accepted

Other Activities:

  • Mock interviews with professional staff or experienced interviewers
  • Tours with hands-on activities in ATSU’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine state-of-the-art Ultrasound, Human Patient Simulation, and OMM Labs
  • Museum of Osteopathic Medicine tours
  • Medical school fair with professional admissions representatives from schools across the nation

Register for the Heartland PreMed Conference HERE


Pre-med students and health professions advisors may attend free of charge, but registration is required for all attendees.


What age group is this conference geared toward?

This open house is for pre-med college-age students or college graduates who want to pursue a career in medicine, and their pre-health advisors and faculty. We will host events at other times of the year that are for high school groups.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Travel information to Kirksville

ATSU Missouri campus map

Parking is available in any location on weekends.

Check-in will occur in the Tinning Education Building – Centennial Commons, #7 on the map. Please watch for signs. We will have staff outside between 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. directing guests to parking and to the correct building entrance.

Where can we stay if we arrive to Kirksville the night before the event?

Blocks of rooms are available at hotels listed below. Guests should call and mention the Heartland PreMed Health Conference to book the room.

  • Hampton Inn, 660.956.7686 — $ 99.00 – Special Rate Block Code is “HPM,” available through August 6.
  • Depot Inn & Suites, 660.332.4669 (Located in La Plata, MO, about 12 miles South of Kirksville) — $99.00 – for Special Rate Block Code is “Premed Health Conference,” available through August 6.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 660.956.4682 — $99.00 – Special Rate Block Code is “HPC,” available through August 16.
  • Baymont Inn, 660.627.1100 — $77.24 ($69.00 plus tax) – Special Rate Block Code is “Heartland Conference,” available through August 23.
  • Days Inn, 660.665.8244 — 72.99 plus tax – Special Rate Block Code is “Premed Heartland Conference”” available through August 23.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring water bottles with lids into the labs and classrooms. You may want to bring a light sweater in case our buildings are chilly.

What should I wear?

You will be meeting and interacting with admissions professionals and faculty from medical schools, so you want to make a good impression regarding your professionalism. This event is a business casual event, so slacks or skirts, nice shirts, and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Jeans, shorts, short skirts, t-shirts, high heels, or flip flops are not recommended.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please direct questions to ATSU admissions at, or call us at 660.626.2237 and ask for an admissions counselor in Missouri. You can also find the event information on our ATSU webpage ( under the prospective students tab.

What is the refund policy?

  • Students and Faculty/Pre-Health Advisors can attend this event free of charge. However, if you need to cancel, please do so within three days of the event so we can plan the sessions and meals appropriately. You can cancel through the system, or by contacting our office at, or 660.626.2237.
  • Exhibitors can receive refunds up to seven days before your event start date. If exhibitors register within one week of the event and then cancel, no refunds will be given.

Is it acceptable if the name on my ticket or registration does not match the person in attendance?

We will be printing name tags of all attendees, so please have the new person register through this website. Please cancel the registration(s) of those who are not attending.

Is there a webpage for further reference?

Yes, please refer to our ATSU Admissions Learn webpage and find the event under the prospective students tab.

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