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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

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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 a certain grade." Report Response

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

"Describe to me your volunteer experience and how it shaped you." Report Response

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

"Why did you move around so much?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe to me a social issue (concern) not related to health care." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You got a poor grade in chemistry. Medical school is liking drinking from a fire hydrant and a good foundation in the sciences is needed. Do you think you have the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site, review current medical issues, and reviewed my file." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They have nearly completed a brand new building that will house most of the schools classes, library, gym, ect.. It was very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That you may have to travel for your rotations (I have a wife and baby and leaving for weeks at a time does not sound too good)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"See above" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The students were really great and I enjoyed the city. Big enough that there is plenty to do but still small enough that you feel comfortable. The guy that gave the tour was a little creepy. One of those guys that is excited about everything. That started to bother me after a while. I just got wait listed so take from that what you may." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Fairfield Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/13/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

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