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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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)?

"What are your hobbies?" Report Response

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

"Why would you want to leave the big city (NYC) and come here?" Report Response

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

"Something about current healthcare proposals by the presidential candidates" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What have you done to change your application since last year, when you also applied to med schools?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What have you done to change your application since last year, when you also applied to med schools?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Des Moines Web site, researched current political climate regarding healthcare and other social issues" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"new student center; the big wigs really made an effort to introduce themselves to us. The dean spoke to us for about 20 minutes" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"too many speakers. very long morning" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"there's a Glatt Kosher deli about 5 minutes from campus" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"very long morning; too many speakers; small campus - everything's easily accessible; nice lunch - they pay for it and you choose what you want; they have a cardiac simulator named harvey which we got to experience - very cool; the students seem happy and were very friendly; there were always students sitting with us while we waited for the next activity; " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/28/2004

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