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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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?

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)?

"Why Osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why did you take the MCAT so many times? Why don't you get your PhD (because I have a lot of research experience)?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research experience/volunteer experience?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are some issues in healthcare that you know/have an opinion about?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some issues in healthcare that you know/have an opinion about?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, re-read my applications (Primary and Secondary). Read numerous websites preparing for questions about healthcare." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school has a strong reputation, a strong OMM program and places students in both MD and DO residency programs in a variety of specialty areas of medicine." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Des Moines is a smaller metropolis, it is up and coming and there are areas of the city that are more up to date than others, but it is still a small city." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there was construction trying to get to the school from my hotel, luckily I left early enough to make it on time, but I had to find my way taking side streets to the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I was incredibly impressed with the school. The program is first rate and the students really had a geniune tie to the school. We had a few students coming up and talking with us while we waited for our interviews. They really gave us a good overview of the school and were really laid back. This school is easily one of my top choices." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Clive Hotel and Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/17/2005

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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