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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 do you do for fun? (student question)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research. (more of a statement really) Ph.D. question" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go into medicine? (D.O. question)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about socialized medicine? (this question was relating to an earlier response, not out of the blue)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There seems to be a discrepency between your undergrad grades and your MCAT/Grad school grades, what's the deal?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read DMU's website, talked to a couple students while at DMU, looked up and mentally prepared myself for some popular questions, studied my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The main classroom/cafeteria/study area/library facilities were brand new (completed in April '05). As well, the school seemed to be technologically equipped and had quite a few amenities including a surgery lab, Simulated Patient center, and new OMM tables." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that the campus was not accessible 24 hours a day. Usually most medical school campuses have something that is open 24/7 however DMU did not." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How long I would have to wait for my interview. I was in the last interview group, at 2:45pm. I spent about an hour and a half waiting around doing nothing with three other poor souls like myself." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was myu first interview of the season, however, my third interview overall (re-applicant). I thought that the questions the interviewers asked were very fair. They only seemed to challenge me on areas where my application was obviously weak. Otherwise, the interview was quite conversational. Of the three interviewees (student, D.O., and Ph.D.), the student didn't have much to say. Actually, she looked almost as nervous as me." 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?

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?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2005

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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