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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Tell us about your DO shadowing?" Report Response

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

"Stumbling blocks in life and school." Report Response

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

"Is there anything you would like to ask us?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""How would somebody from California like to move to Des Moines?" I was asked a lot of questions about relocating to Des Moines." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read all the materials the school sent me. Visited and studied DMU-COM's website. Read discussions at SDN. Emailed students at SDN. Visited the school and met with students. Studied my application and other materials I sent to the school. Went through some basic interview questions. Prepared questions to ask to the interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Open-door policy, student centered focus, prodigious student resources, OMM training and top-notch facility, from lecture halls and wellness center to hands-on labs. Everybody was friendly and helpful. All the students I met were happy about their overall experience. The professors were exhilarating. They love what they do, and it shows in the way they teach and interact with the students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How DMU-COM is a great school and that one cannot really fully realize this until he/she visits the school and meets the staff and students." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great! It made me realize how much I miss being in an academic environment, got me fired up about becoming a student again and deepened my appreciation of osteopathic medicine!" 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?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

DSM

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/17/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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