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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

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

3

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 us about your research?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about the last book you read?" Report Response

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

"Is there anything that we did not ask that you would like to share with us?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Given unlimeted funding, what would you do to change the world?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about a social issue that concerns you, what gets you up on a soap box? *Expect this question. They told me they were required to ask it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Alums, DrSimmons.Net (osteo-review)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very friendly, and very positive. The "students helping students" mentality. The new student center, to open in April '05." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing Really" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No surprises." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was laid back. They really just want to get to know you better. You don't have to impress them. There is no right or wrong answers to their questions, they merely want to see if how well you can communicate. They know your file well and ask many questions that are specific to you. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

DSM

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Renaissance Savery Downtown

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/24/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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