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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?

1 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?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research?" Report Response

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

"I see that you've been working in a hospital. Tell me about your job." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""I notice that you took a course in short story literature in college. What exactly was the class all about?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Why do you want to become a physician?" The question was only difficult because it's the same questions we're all trying to answer...but my interviewer even reffered to the question as "a formality," so it was no problem." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, re-read my personal statement, read tons of health-related articles from newspapers" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities at the school are SECOND TO NONE. The simulator (Harvey) was truly amazing (DMU is one of 36 schools in the country with the simulator) and the lecture halls are VERY advanced (i.e. mp3s of all lectures are automatically downloaded to all student computers--which is provided by DMU)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"NOTHING" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that the entire process would be so relaxing and actually fun!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"EXCELLENT. I would be very proud to get accepted and say I go to DMU." 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

DSM

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn at the airport

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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