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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about (volunteer experience)." Report Response

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

"Did you apply here as your back-up for MD? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's the last book you read?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why would you apply here if you have so much research experience?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"skimmed application, research " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"nice facilities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Constant bombardment by staff/students trying to "sell" the school. Very cumbaiya-la-di-da. Almost cult-like." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The morning was about five hours of sales pitch, with not much substance. Sat in rooms for very long periods of time- didn't have tour till after lunch, by very unenthusiastic student detailing how he skips the majority of his classes. Interview was very confontaional- couldn't understand why I don't want to be an Army doctor, and tried to make me feel guilty for it. Also couldn't understand why I applied there with so much research experience. Interroagated me about my MD applications. If osteopathy expects to attract higher quality students, this is probably not the best method. I now understand why DO's have been, and continue to be, discrimanted against. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 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?

02/17/2006

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

3 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?

7 out of 10

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