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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why do you want to become an osteopathic physician?" Report Response

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

"What do you enjoy doing in your free time?" Report Response

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

"How do you handle stress?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to go to our osteopathic school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about the school on their website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The upper level students who I saw in the library were advising me that the 3rd and 4th years of medical school were a joke. They said that the people in charge of rotations are lazy, irresponsible, and difficult to contact. Several students said thay had paperwork that was lost while they were doing rotations away from Des Moines and the university blames students for the mistakes of the clinical affairs staff. One third year student told me that the staff sends threatening e-mails that threaten to suspend students if they are even a little bit late submitting paperwork. Students also said that the fact that the school has no strong affiliation with a hospital, like allopathic schools do, is a disadvantage as students are left to train in mediocre small facilities." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That allergies are bad in Iowa, real bad. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Laid back interview, friendly students, however the comments of other students may have turned me off." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/20/2003

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