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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?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"You live in Pennsylvania, so why do you want to come to DMU. (If you live far from the school you will get this question). " Report Response

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

"What type of medicine do you see yourself practicing later on and where." Report Response

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

"What is one thing I would change in America ( I answered "the number of people currently without health insurance" they said, "how, you wont raise my taxes will you?")" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You have been on two other interviews, what makes our interview different. (in my eyes a great question, makes it like they are very interested in you) and it was followed up by: if you were accepted into all three of the schools, what would make you choose one over the other? (again, makes you feel like you are at home)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is one thing I would change in America ( I answered "the number of people currently without health insurance" they said, "how, you wont raise my taxes will you?")" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, their website, people who had prior interviews, students at the school and my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. The school has brand new buildings which are connected via an underground passage. They give you a lap top and a PDA as part of the tuition. No attendence policy, no dress code. Everyone was just truely amazing. I asked a question and they went out of their way to find the answer for me. Just a great school, not enough praise can be given. One-hundred and seven years old and it still continues to impress. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"At first I was turned off by the location, Des Moines is a 3 hour flight from my hometown. Once you get there, however, you will fall in love with the school. If I get accepted here, I am going to cancel the rest of my interviews. Hands down, I felt like I belonged in DMU. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There was three people, a student, a D.O. and a pHD. The questions were basic, except the changing in America one. It was very relaxing, they even gave you feedback. It went longer then expect, over an hour as apposed to 45 minutes but I guess that can only mean good things. They were interested in me and not just my GPA or MCAT scores (so very few other schools are). Having the student on the panel allowed for me to ask questions about the life on campus and what they recommend doing. A very laid back, great experience. My top chioce." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

DSM

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hartland Inn (free shuttle!)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2005

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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