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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?

3 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?

4

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"Typical ethics question about 15 year old girl suffering from leukemia. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we choose you over other similarly qualified applicants? (always disliked that question)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over my application etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very nice faculty and students. Didn't seem that the students were overly ambitious (by that I mean it seemed as if the school fostered a community atmosphere)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Interview is in the afternoon after lunch and presentations. Would have enjoyed my experience more if I could have had the interview done and out of the way." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Same as above" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a very good experience. They really lay the sales pitch on thick and I found myself getting impatient during the rather lengthy demonstrations and presentations. However, I was looking for a medical school that promoted a community atmosphere and Des Moines really fit the bill." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/12/2004

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