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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Walk me through a typical day of a first-year DO student." Report Response

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

"What have you gained from your experience working with people who have disabilities?" Report Response

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

"What was your favorite class during your undergraduate years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So you took a snowboarding class during college huh? (Didn't ask about it in a negative way, but thought it sounded like fun!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about any issue, whether social or healthcare related, that concerns you." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over my applications, read about DMU on website, talked to current DMU students and DO alumni physicians" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything did...the people were great. The current students and faculty really wanted to make you feel comfortable throughout the day." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing at all" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I felt pretty nervous all day before the interview since it was my first one, but once I got into the interview room, the board made me feel very comfortable." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, great experience. The physician, professor, and current student all asked questions about my file and my experiences. They were just trying to get to know me to see if I'd be a good fit for their program." 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?

Heartland Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/06/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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