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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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)?

"Why medicine? Why D.O.?" Report Response

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

"Define Cancer. How many irreversible steps are there in glycolysis? (luckily i knew this one, one of my interviewers was a biochemist)" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to do family practice even though it's the lowest paid? You won't be able to drive a fancy car, or wear 5000 dollar suits!!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""If you were to die tomorrow, and I were to put up a tombstone for you, what would be a proverb that I could inscribe on it that would describe your life?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""What are some of your weaknesses?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over my application, practiced interviewing with friends " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are second to none. Brand new buildings, all the students get brand new computers and pda's, very technologically advanced. Students are very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The morning session was way too long and boring, dmu is good blah blah blah blah for 4 hours. No breakfast! Des moines is not the best city to live in. In fact, in the winter, it would be horrible. on a side note, ever noticed that "negatively impressed" doesn't make any sense? an oxymoron, really..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Facilities are nice, people seemed cool but interviewers asked really wierd questions. the morning is waaaaay too long and monotonous. i'm sick of hearing from all the admissinos offices. stay with a student-they're awesome, mine took me out to dinner, took me around des monies, and picked me up and dropped me off to the airport. and it's cheaper too!" 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

DSM

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/26/1984

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?

2 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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