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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Why did you give up a successful career to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"If accepted to both DO and MD programs, where would you go? They grilled me on the difference between MD's and DO's although I had substantial experience with both." Report Response

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

"Tell us about your volunteering experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think there is a difference in the way a DO and MD treats a patient?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If accepted to both DO and MD programs, where would you go?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview feedback site, reviewed application and resume." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Use of technology evidenced by the Harvey cardiac simulator, wireless PDA's and laptops, and cameras and monitors in the anatomy lab (along with available recorded dissections to watch)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Construction and disconnected facilities. Lack of breaks during the day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the whole process including part of the interview was going to be a sales pitch rather than just informational." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a well planned day although there was no free time to brush up before the interview. The students were helpful and available but a little too "in your face" for me. All the students said it was the best decision they ever made making it sound a little rehearsed." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/11/0003

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