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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?

6 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"(This was asked in response to my desire to help a community). If you desire to help the community, why a physician? There are other professions that can help the community." Report Response

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

"Would you like to do research when in medical school?" Report Response

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

"What makes you stand out among other applicants?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me something about yourself that you did not write down on your application." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"When asked why I would like to be a doctor, I responded that I enjoy the investigative/research part of it. One interviewer then responded that in primary care (the field I am most interested in)90% of your patients will share the same symptons, so how can it be investigative and involve research?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read feedback on SDN, mock interview, read latest headlines and issues in healthcare, read DMU's school catalog." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were new and up-to-date. Students were enthusiastic, and the faculty were upfront about why their school is worth going to. Des Moines is a safe place to live and very affordable place to rent apartments/buy houses." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The presentation about student activities were given by the director of student services. I felt that she only gave the positive aspects of student life and not a holisitic appraisal. Plus don't expect much in down town Des Moines--though there are lots of buildings, apparently night life is not as exciting (and this was on a Friday night when I went exploring!)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The final decision of acceptance or rejection is by the dean of admissions, which I never met. I felt that this may be a bit unfair." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was challenging, but I felt that I rose to the occasion." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$401-$500

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Heartland Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/03/2006

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

5 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?

7 out of 10

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