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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?

4 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?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician?" Report Response

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

"Explain your research." Report Response

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

"What are you doing now, in terms of school, work, volunteer, etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where else did you get interviews?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself (I hate vague questions)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, website, applications" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are TOP NOTCH, the best I have seen. There surgery lab is insane! I have seen about 6 schools already and this blew me away. The people were really friendly. All the buildings are connected by a tunnel." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Des Moines is kind of small." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We had a lot of speakers in the morning: a welcome, student life, financial aid, COM strengths, OMM demonstration, Harvey demonstration, tour of surgery labs. We had lunch with the students, a tour led by students and the interview." 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?

7+ 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?

Wildwood Lodge

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/13/2006

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

9 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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