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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Why medicine? Why now? Why DO?" Report Response

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

"Have you ever had a OMM treatment by a DO?" Report Response

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

"How do you think you will handle the load of medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing stood out as particularly interesting. Just the basics were asked." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were difficult. The interview was very non-stressful." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over interview feedback on SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities! Also, the students were very friendly and willing to stop and talk to the interviewees." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I can't think of a thing. The two drawbacks to the program include the lack of clinical experience in years 1 & 2 and the utilization of almost exclusively lecture/lab teaching methods. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had rented a car. My motel was close to the airport, but there was absolutely nothing to do around there. I had to walk about a half mile to eat supper (even though the info DMU sent said there were several restaurants within walking distance)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was conducted by a physician, a faculty member, and 2 students. Everything was very conversational and I did not feel stressed at all. The one way I feel that these interviewers excelled was the fact that I felt truly listened to. They seemed to appreciate my answers and be truly interested in my input to their questions." 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

DSM

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hearland Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2006

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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