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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?

1 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?

One-on-one

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

"Tell us about yourself - discuss how/when your interest in medicine, and osteopathic medicine specifically, developed. What are the differences/similarities between allopathic & osteopathic medicine? What are your career goals? In what area of medicine are you interested in practicing?" Report Response

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

"What activities do you participate in to relax?" Report Response

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

"Do you plan on using OMM in your practice?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What activities do you participate in to relax?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"n/a" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read through my personal statement & secondary application to DMU-COMS and read through the school's web site and info on this site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The SPALs (patient assessment labs) (though seeing the exam rooms was not an official part of the tour). Also, OMM is taken very seriously at DMU-COMS." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The auditorium for first-year students -- small table-tops attached to individual seats lined up; three overhead screens are strategically (?) placed around the room so everyone is, theoretically, able to see info presented on the screen. Also, there's a 'stinky' auditorium that's also used for first-years with poor ventilation/ circulation - small table tops; seats are attached not free standing as in the other auditorium. Second-years sit in auditoriums/lecture halls that have stadium seating and TV-monitors (though, from what I was told, the TV monitors are used rather infrequently). " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"??" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"While the school is in Des Moines, the D.O. program is strong, established, and well-respected in the osteopathic community. The interview experience was extremely relaxed - be ready to strike a pose first thing in the morning (they're big on group pictures in Admissions). Talk to as many students as possible throughout your visit to DMU - all the students I met provided valuable insight into issues (+/-) relating to life as a med student at DMU. Know who you are/what you're about and why you want to become an osteopathic physician. Above all, RELAX!!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/25/2002

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