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  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Des Moines
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What would you do if you were struggling in a class in medical school?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What is something that your future patients will appreciate about you?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Why osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is a public figure you admire and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is something that your future patients might not like about you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over my application, and I practiced answering questions posted here as well as other common interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was seriously impressed with DMU. The interview day is structured well, and it's designed to be very low stress. Interviewees had ample opportunities to speak candidly with current students, and I really liked that transparency--it showed that DMU had nothing to hide." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I have no criticisms." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My interview was very short compared to those of other interviewees. After the interview, I was pretty freaked out about that and was sure that I was not going to be accepted. However, I was ultimately accepted, so if your interview is short, know that it's not necessarily a bad thing and there's no reason to stress." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"DMU is a great school! The students and faculty seem genuinely happy to be there, and everyone is so friendly." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

DSM Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn - Airport

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/12/2012

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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