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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

4

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)?

"Tell us some things that we should know about you that aren't on your application." Report Response

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

"Why did you take a course on Japanese History and culture when you are a Spanish major?" Report Response

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

"In your letters of recommendation you were referred to as a life-long learner, why would someone say that about you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You worked at a coffee shop, do you know type of beans you sold?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What has been your greatest achievement in life?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, re-reading application materials, DMU website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was so friendly! The facilities are fantastic, and the students really seem happy with the education they are getting." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The morning was very informative, but I think it could have been condensed a little more." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known how laid back the who interview would be. I was really nervous, but I turned out to be very laid back." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the interview was very casual. It seemed more like a conversation with four strangers who were trying to get to know me, than a medical school interview." 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?

$101-$200

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?

Sleep Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/10/2006

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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