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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?

45 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tells us about your life and events that shaped the person you are today." Report Response

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

"Are there any questions you wished that you would have been asked? Tell us how you feel your reading and writing abilities rate and what you feel will help you in the future to do better?" Report Response

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

"How has diabetes affected your life and what have you done to live a full life with the disease." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who has been your template or role model for becoming a physician. Has it been one person or many?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"An 18 year old girl came into your office requesting an abortion. And your beliefs did not permit you to give one. What would you do? Same situation only now you do perform abortions?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website and mock interview with a close friend" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus has a great OMM program. The facilities are among the best. The people were very midwest, meaning polite and eager to talk and laugh with anyone who will listen. Some students came in and did a demonstration of OMM on a staff member. They mentioned that the second year students choose as a whole class what prep course for the COMLEX 1 boards they want and the university pays for it (600 dollars a head usually). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They did not have a session on finance." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No on campus appartments. Although there are many apartments in the area, there are none solely for DMU students. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The students and staff are enthusiastic about being there and having you there. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2003

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