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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Tell us a litlle about yourself. " Report Response

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

"What other schools have you applied to? How will you choose which one to go to? What about osteopathy speaks to you?" Report Response

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

"Tell about your misdemeanor. (asked in a friendly non-confrontational way, its better to get this out in the open)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why not Vet. Medicine? (I have dogs)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to be a physician and how you you come to this decision? (especially why since my undergrad major was non-science)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, talked to students at the school (ask your student tour guides about your specific interviewers for suggestions), read application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"facilities, emphasis on students, warm and welcoming atmosphere, new surgical area is really impressive" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing, I think Des Moines is a great place to live" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Relax and be confident. Interview does not focus on academic discrepancies. Be yourself and enjoy the day. Be sure to ask questions at the end of interview." 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 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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/31/2006

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

9 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?

7 out of 10

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