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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?

6 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?

4

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)?

"Tell me about yourself other than your file. What's an ethical issue in healthcare? Why doctor? Asked about some experiences listed in application. How many school did I apply to? MD? " Report Response

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

"The questions from faculty weren't bad at all. It was the student questions that were the stumpers. I hate those damn students...until I'm one of them. :) " Report Response

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

"Pretty standard questions, nothing out of the ordinary. Didn't even get asked why DO. That's it, Good luck!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Just standard questions. Nothing really difficult." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How many schools (MD and DO) did I apply to?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Same as everyone else." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Newer facilities, friendly students, great OMM." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing too bad" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There would be 4 people throwing questions at me. It wasn't necessarily meant to be nerve racking, but due to the nature of it, it was. My interviewers were 2 PhD's and 2 students. They read over my file pretty good." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My overall interview experience was pretty good. The interview itself, I sucked it up. I fumbled over my words and felt super nervous. I need to get over it. Admissions staff and dean were nice. Impressive OMM program. I think its a great school, one of my top choices. Unfortunately, I got put on the alternate list. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/08/2004

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