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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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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)?

"Tell us about yourself. " Report Response

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

"Do you play a musical instrument?" Report Response

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

"How would you choose between schools if you received multiple acceptances?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you play a musical instrument?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Is there anything you wish we had asked that we didn't? NOTE: This was the last thing the interviewers had asked me and, at the time, I thought that they had pretty much covered everything. In retrospect, there were questions I did wish that they had asked, but I was super tired by the end of the interview." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"looked over SDN interview feedbacks, checked out DMU website, brushed up on medical ethics and current medical issues, talked with current students before the interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school seemed to be very technology-oriented. In particular, I was really impressed with the standardized performance assessment labs (SPAL) and Harvey demonstration. It seems that they really stress clinical skills and that's really great. I really enjoyed the OMM fellows' demonstration as well. Also, everyone there is extremely friendly and very proud of DMU. The atmosphere is very laid back." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Des Moines is a very small city. Also, the setup for clinical rotations and electives seemed confusing. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview was going to be a group (interviewers) to one (interviewee) interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, DMU is a great school, filled with friendly and supportive people. (^_^)Make sure that you read all SDN interview feedbacks for DMU. Many of the questions that I was asked were already posted by numerous people on this websites. The interview, itself, was a little stressful for me since I felt that was asked a lot of questions (~20) in a very small period of time. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/02/2003

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