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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"Why DO?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your medical experiences. What did you do? What have you learned?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Where will you be practicing, etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why not be a pharmacist? (I work as a pharm tech)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you have to offer this school that other applicants don't?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN interview feedback, school website is very helpful, stayed with a student and spoke with him. I would recommend staying with a student at any interview if it is offered to you. You will be able to get insight on the school and will have more to talk about on your interview, plus the price is right." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed very happy, lots of smiles, facilities were great (especially the gym if you like working out), Des Moines was bigger than I had anticipated." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing in particular. I'm from the midwest so living in Des Moines doesn't bother me. If you're from LA and love warm weather, this isn't the place for you." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview was done by a group (one student, one physician and one professor at the school)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started with a session so that we got better acclimated with our fellow interviewees. This was followed by sessions aimed to show you what the school has to offer (Surgery Lab, HARVEY simulator, etc.). We then had lunch which was followed by a tour or interview depending upon the interview time you were given. The interview itself was very laid back and it seemed as if the interviewers were genuinely interested in what I had to say. If you get an interview here, I would highly recommend going to it. I was very impressed with the school, the facilities and especially with the students." 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?

< $100

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?

11/18/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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