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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?

10 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 a regional location

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)?

"Tell me a little about yourself..." Report Response

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

"In your personal statment you said X, can you explain this statement, it caught my eye! (this was not in a negative tone, very positive)" Report Response

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

"During your health care experience, what sort of valuable things did you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So... How about them beavers?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So, you are the most involved student I have interviewed for a couple of years, although your MCAT and GPA are fairly low... Do you think you were involved and doing to many things, and would you change this if you could go back?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read about Des Moines, read my file, RELAXED" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The honesty of all the students there, and how many people came down to Portland to try and give us a good view of their medical school!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't need to bring a folder, they gave us a folder with paper and information... No biggie" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It began with introductions, we all said our name, major and place of studies... Then we were told about the university, financial aid, their amazing OMM program, we saw some OMM demonstrations, got to ask a panel of students questions, had an AMAZING lunch, and then had interviews!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/30/2005

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

9 out of 10

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