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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?

2 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 DMU?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response

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

"Have you thought of what you want to specialize in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will you use your position as a DO to fix a problem in the health care system today?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See most interesting question" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, alumni" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice area of Des Moines, facilities rather nice, students appeared to be very supportive of each other - not as cut-throat as med schools seem to usually be" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Public transportation in Des Moines lacks" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew a bit more about Iowa (being from the East Coast)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, DMU is a wonderful school. They place a lot of emphasis on producing primary care physicians. Very fast turn around time (9 days after interview received acceptance). Interview is not too stressful. Spend morning learning about the school, financial aid, and touring the facilities. Interview seems to be more conversational than a "grilling session."" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/29/2003

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