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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why medicine with my background (very nontrad)?" Report Response

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

"Assisted suicide question -- see above." Report Response

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

"What will I do if I'm accepted to an allopathic school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked a question about assisted suicide -- would I do it for one of my hospice patients?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN and the school's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All the students and grads seemed very enthusiastic and felt like they absolutely made the right choice with coming to DMU. The school's very into OMM and even gave an OMM demonstration. They also have some neat classes like Chronic Care where you get to follow a chronically ill patient around and see what their life is like." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing big. Students do generally have to relocate for clinical years, but I already knew that. I haven't actually been to Des Moines yet because the interview was in Portland, so I can't comment on that." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I learned how osteopathic medicine differed from chiropractic medicine -- something we're all afraid to ask but that's interesting to know." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was at the Marriott in Portland -- they had a special weekend session for West Coast people. The morning started out with informational sessions and a student panel. We also had an OMM demonstration. Then we had lunch at the Marriott (pretty yummy) and had interviews after that. While we were waiting to interview, the current students hung out and answered questions about the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

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

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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