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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?

8 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What would you do if medicine no longer existed?" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your spare time?" Report Response

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

"Most of my questions were specific to my application, and seemed to be just trying to get to know me better." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Please explain to me the difference between Conservative and Orthodox Judaism. (I was a Jewish Studies major)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you plan to use your Masters in Public Health degree as a physician... this led into the importance of preventive medicine." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reread my application, SDN interview feedback, read forum threads about DMU, and talked to someone who had interviewed there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were amazing, the students were extremely friendly, Des Moines is a nice place... everything was great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how nice Des Moines is... I had never been there before." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day is really busy but goes quickly. First there are introductions all around, a talk about the school, the city, and financial aid, a tour of the surgery skills lab and the OMM lab w/ demonstration, a talk inbetween there about the curriculum, lunch with students, and then interviews in the afternoon. If you don't have the first interview you can go on an extra tour with students. The interview is with three people, one student and the other two are doctors or professors. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

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?

Hampton Inn - Airport

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/30/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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