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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

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 were your responsibilities in the laboratory you worked in?" Report Response

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

"Why are you not applying to Emory Medical School (my undergrad. school) What qualities will make you a good doctor? What was your hardest class in undergrad and why?" Report Response

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

"Why DO, Why here? What would your friends say about you? What do you see as being a difficulty you will face in medical school, and how do you plan to overcome it? If you fail a class in med school, how will you deal with it? What field do you want to go into?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A 4 year old child is rushed to the ER. Her parents have "mong" beliefs, where if you puncture the skin, your soul leaves. THe child will die without an immediate operation. The parents refuse based on their religion. What do you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read my file and read comments on SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how down to earth, sincere, and friendly the students and faculy were" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the gym (it's in an old church)---but its being rennovated this year." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Des Moines is an actual city with lots of people,and things to do. I was expecting to be out in the cornfields....was pleasantly surprised." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/25/2002

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