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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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)?

"Who are you going to root for in the upcoming Iowa vs. Illinois basketball game? (I'm sure that was a relax question)" Report Response

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

"How do you deal with death?" Report Response

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

"With all of your clinical experience, how will you deal with being ahead of your students during the first 2 years? How will you interact with them?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you deal with criticism? (right after the low GPA question)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you deal with criticism?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reading the school's website, talking to students beforehand." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great...I mean...GREAT facilities. Brand new. People are just great too. Everybody makes you feel at home and want to be there. Location is nearly ideal. City is medium sized with the school on the south side of town. No parking Nazis. Cheap housing. OMM demonstration." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The hills of 31st street. Seriously. I went there on a 4 degrees F day and luckily there was no ice on this hill. I can see major pileups at the bottom of 31st street or a car never making it up the hill...Actually the hills were quite nice compared to super flat Illinois where I'm from." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Wish I knew more about OMM. It seems kind of mysterious still and I'm sure with practice won't be as much of a mystery." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was great. Very small group oriented with plenty of time to ask questions and you felt very important. Dr. Mueller had lots of great stories, especially the one about him saying "Okay..." 150 times in a lecture. Interview was fairly laid back, felt like there was a good group interviewing me. Got a little worried when I was questioned about my lower than average GPA 3.08 Felt overall the interview experiences was overall laid back and just a great conversation. The students all day were very helpful and willing to help us out." 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Motel 6 east of town near the casino

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/17/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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