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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?

3 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?

50 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)?

"Tell us something about yourself that isn't in your file." Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies? What do you do with your free time?" Report Response

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

"How will your educational background and prior profession help you practice medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could change one thing about American society, what would it be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your biggest obstacle to going to medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed school website, osteopathic websites, re-read science journal articles of interest." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are absolutely beautiful. The admissions staff and faculty members that I met were helpful and enthusiastic. I never felt like it was a "sell job" but thought that they are really proud of their school and wanted me to know what they had to offer." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, really. I was impressed by the quality and character of the students. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No real surprises." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was pretty impressed by the interview itself. It was formal, certainly, but very friendly and not confrontational. They made no effort to embarrass me or trip me up. It was obvious that they had read my file and knew my strengths and weaknesses. The questions were appropriate and seemed geared towards understanding my motivation for wanting to go to medical school. I felt that they were interested in me as a person as well as a student. All of my interviewers were very professional but also very friendly, which made it a pleasant experience." 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?

In state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/16/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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