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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?

10 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What qualities have you attained from your experience with the military?" Report Response

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

"What was the last movie you saw?" Report Response

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

"What are your academic strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Cubs or Sox? (I am from Chicago.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"It is said that medicine is science and an art. How do you feel that it is an art?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, medical school essay books" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are top notch. The buildings are very new and have a nice touch of warmth and welcome to them. The study areas and cafeteria are conducive to studying, socializing, or just plain relaxing. Their OMM program is top notch and the faculty and students are very friendly and helpful. OH YEAH, THE AMOUNT OF TECHNOLOGY IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING-EVERY STUDENT RECEIVES LAPTOPS AND PDAS WITH OUTSTANDING TECH SUPPORT!! Also this school prepares students realllly well for their 3rd and 4th year rotations by teaching basic surgical skills during the 1st and 2nd year. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing at all." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"This school is a treasure, in the middle of what seems like nowhere, waiting to be dug up by anyone who comes to visit. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very friendly place. Des Moines has enough to do for medical students with plenty of outdoor activities, concerts, theatre etc. Definitely worth the 6 hr. drive." 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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Renaissance Savery

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?

10 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?

8 out of 10

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