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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

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"What three things would you tell a student to recommend them to DMU?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No really difficult questions were asked. Basically, questions were drawn from my file. Also, general questions such as, "Where do you see yourself in 10 years? List three qualities your friends would use to describe you. How do you study (study habits)?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, went over my application, checked the school's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of the students and the school overall. Students came over and chatted with all the interviewees during lunch, and over all, appeared very enthusiastic and proud of their school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I think it's a wonderful school because of the camaraderie among students and faculty (small school environment), the SPALs program, Harvey--cardiology patient simulator (I think the only other osteopathic school that has one is Nova), the faculty seems to really care about the students, and the safety of the school. However, the facilities were not exactly top-of-the-line, the computer labs and computer technology on the campus didn't impress me, the gym was quite small, and the library was small as well. The city offers much with a more traditional, old-fashioned feel--that is, from what I heard, there are clubs and bars and night life, but not the kind that's offered in places like NY or Miami or Atlanta. There are nice parks nearby and cultural events like theater and art. Des Moines tends to be safer than most big cities and cost-of-living is much more reasonable than the areas in which the other osteopathic schools are located. The interviews were at the end of the day, which was a bit tiring, but everyone tries to make you comfortable and as stress-free as possible throughout the day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2002

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