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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1892
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • Health Science Schools 1
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 800 W. Jefferson Street, Kirksville, Missouri, United States, 63501
    • Phone:
    • +16606262121
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of A T Still University

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) is a non-profit, private, graduate school focusing on health sciences, as well as the world's first osteopathic medical school. Founded in 1892 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, the school is based in Kirksville, Missouri, United States, with a second campus in Arizona. ATSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Academic Highlights

A.T. Still University (ATSU) currently has 30 graduate and post-professional programs among its schools.

ATSU is made up of the following schools/colleges:

  • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Missouri - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Master of Science: Biomedical Science)
  • Arizona School of Health Sciences (Arizona - Doctor of Audiology, Master of Science: Athletic Training, Master of Science & Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Science - Physician Assistant)
  • College of Graduate Health Studies (Distance Education - various health science degrees)
  • Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (Arizona - Doctor of Dental Medicine)
  • School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (Arizona - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health (Missouri - Doctor of Dental Medicine)

Life in  A T Still University


School Ranking

A T Still University of Health Sciences. Based on 67 evaluation factors, A T Still University of Health Sciences medical program ranks #222 Medical School (out of 3168; top 10%) in the United States and #7 Medical School in Missouri. 

Admissions

To be considered for admission to one of the many osteopathic medical schools, applicants typically complete four years of undergraduate work culminating in a bachelor’s degree. 

Applicants are required to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The MCAT examines knowledge and skill in areas such as biology, math, reading, and problem-solving. A pre-medical advisor can assist applicants in scheduling and preparing for this examination.

Notable Alumni

  • Jenette H. Bolles - first woman to have a career as an osteopath and first woman faculty member at ASO
  • Renee Dufault - DHED, Biologist and whistleblower
  • Craig Phelps - DO, previous provost and current president of A.T. Still University, and primary care team physician of the NBA Phoenix Suns
  • Frederick Smith - DO, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Ohio.
  • Suzanne Steinbaum - DO, cardiologist, author, and national spokesperson for the American Heart Association.
  • S. S. Still - founder of Des Moines University, and nephew of Andrew Taylor Still.
  • William Sutherland - Doctor of Osteopathy 
  • Stephen Ward - Doctor of Osteopathy 

Acceptance Rate

Other Campuses
    • 5850 E. Still Circle, Mesa, Arizona, United States

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