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  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Des Moines
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another 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)?

"see above" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you applying both allopathic and osteopathic? and why not only osteopathic?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What if you were failing a course in medical school, would you consider spending more time studying and less with your family? *not difficult, just stupid*" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"My previous 7 interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice facilities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Seriously, the interviewers in Portland were horrible. They showed me why there is still a stigmatism against D.O.'s when they drilled me on why I was applying MD. Because I wanted to get accepted somewhere, leave me alone. You can't make a choice by just reading and shadowing, you have to go and feel if the school is right for you." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they were arrogant D.O. Nazi's. I had already been accepted to 5 other D.O. schools (everywhere I applied) and I gave them the same answer if they asked about applying both ways. They all seemed to say that I had a good reason, but DMU didn't seem to like it. I could have saved the money and turned down their interview. Definitely not anywhere near the top of my list now. Almost gave me a bad enough taste to take the MD acceptance and forget the whole DO thing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you want in, you better not say anything about MD schools and you better be willing to sacrifice your family for the sake of passing biochem. Families are not important anyways, right. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/29/2005

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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