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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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 one something about yourself that's not in your personal statement. (asked by D.O. faculty member)" Report Response

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

"In one of your letters of recommendation your professor said (yada yada.) Give us a specific example of this situation. (asked by 2nd year student)" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be an osteopath? What influenced you to choose the D.O. path? (asked by P.H.D. faculty member)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What one thing about yourself would you like us to remember about you after the interview? (asked by D.O. factuly member) Runner-up: Do you still do air-conditioning work? :)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could not be a doctor, what would you likely do instead? (Not really difficult, but not lame either.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read personal statement, talked to current 2nd year DMU students, campus visit this summer." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"DMU's new educational building(designed by students)and tunnel system is awesome. Nearly all labs and instruction rooms are being moved and replaced with new. Wellness center is better than many commercial fitness centers. Technology implementation is astounding. All lectures (complete with mp3 audio)are pushed to the students free laptop. Everybody I met today was friendly, enthusiastic, even randomly chosen student studiers were happy to talk." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Weirdly, nothing. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Again, NADA." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day started at 8:00am and the last interviews were completed before 2:45. A series of ~35 minute meetings before lunch answered every question our group (15 of us) could think of, and plenty more that we couldn't. A great lunch was provided, during which many current students gave us their perspective on the school and Des Moines in general. 45 minute tour after lunch. Lastly, layed-back interview. It was made clear (repeatedly) that we were all there because we had already cleared any academic hurdles, that they were interviewing us to try and acsertain how well we would fit into the school, and that they very much wanted us to be able to relax during the interview so they could get to know us. " 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/08/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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