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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

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

"What would a typical day be like here? (I'm thinking I don't know why don't you tell me)" Report Response

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

"What do you think is the biggest problem in medicine today." Report Response

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

"Tell us what you know about Des Moines." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you compare being a lifeguard to being a doctor? (I was a lifeguard for 7 years, still haven't figured out how they knew that because I didn't put it in my application)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think about socialized medicine? (my response: I don't know what that is)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, looked over my file, DMU website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were awesome" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much student contact, it just seemed strange and I don't know why" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"?" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was sick which could've affected how I felt about the day, but we were talked to all morning and then sat around and waited for the interview. I got asked some really interesting questions (see lifeguard question above) and it just seemed like a strange place, students would randomly come talk to us, but it seemed like they were supposed to. Not much student contact." 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Heartland Inn-Airport

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/19/2006

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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