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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What does your father (an MD) think of you going into osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about living/studying abroad." Report Response

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

"What do you know about osteopathic medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you get accepted to every medical school that you apply to, how will you choose which one to attend?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So...tell us about this C- in Organic Chemistry- why did you get it, and did you know that this grade is often used as a predictor for how well you'll do in med school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN feedback, looked at DMU website, talked to a current student." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pretty much everything! Overall I felt welcomed and like they wanted me there. I liked the surgical skills lab and the small-city feel of Des Moines- not too big, not too small." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I kept trying to think of "cons" about the school, but really couldn't think of anything major. I would have liked to have seen the cadaver lab during the tour." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The heavy emphasis they place on OMM." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"a great first interview- more like a conversation with 3 people than a grill session. They really seemed interested in getting to know me. I also got to speak some Spanish with one of the interviewers!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/23/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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