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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

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Why did you choose to apply to DMU-COM and why are you interested in Osteopathic schools?" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"If you caught someone in class cheating on a test, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you choose to pursue medicine over a field such as public health or epidemiology?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you believe is the most pressing issue in health care today?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN feedback,AACOMAS app, school website, and just tried to be myself." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Just about everything did. I couldn't believe how friendly the staff, faculty, and students were (but I guess it IS the midwest...). They really made an effort to make you feel welcome and part of the school. The facilities are outstanding and the new student center which will be completed next spring will be AWSOME! Their OMM department is one of the best and they have that really cool cardiology simulator "Harvey." Also the campus is located in a nice area. Definately my #1 choice right now." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Obviously Des Moines isn't the most happening place to be, with less than desirable weather. But it's really a nice small sized city. Other than that nothing negatively impressed me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there were so many places you can do rotations. If you're single like me, that's gotta be a great experience." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved DMU-COM! Before going I really didn't know what to expect, but I left feeling like I could really see myself as a med student there. The students are very supportive of one another and there is a great sense of community there. After learning all about the program and financial aid in the morning, we all went upstairs and talked with the head of the OMM department who was a really cool guy. Then three fourth year students came into to talk with us and I volunteered to have them demonstrate a few OMT techniques. They were great and it really made me want to learn OMM. Then we got to see "Harvey" and had lunch in the cafeteria which was suprisingly good. My interview was at 2 pm and was pretty relaxed overall. I was a little nervous at first since there were four people in the interview room. A microbiology professor, a DO, and two students. But the interview went pretty smooth except that I may have repeated myself a few times. Overall, it was a great experience and DMU is my #1 choice as of now and other schools will have to impress me more. But this was only me second interview, so anything can happen. Anyone who interviews here will likely be impressed." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/24/2004

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