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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"What do you think was the most important contribution the field of chemistry gave to medicine? the prof asked me this after he found out i had a major in chemistry because apparently not too many biology AND chem majors apply there." Report Response

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

"do you know the person who made the first vaccine? the professor asked this after a lengthy discussion on my response to the first question." Report Response

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

"What are the specific differences in the way a DO would treat a diabetic patient as opposed to an MD? this was in response to the answer i gave for "why do you want to be a DO?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think was the most important contribution the field of chemistry gave to medicine? actually, i thought this was difficult at the time becuase it's hard to seperate chemistry from biology. i think i ended up saying either the process of vaccinations or the isolation of pennicillin. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the specific differences in the way a DO would treat a diabetic patient as opposed to an MD? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site, read up a lot on the school,previous interview experiences" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"pretty much everything - the new facility is amazing, the faculty we met were very nice, the students seemed to like it a lot... it just seemed like a great atmosphere. i liked that there is a lot of housing in the area that is reasonably priced." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really. even though for unknown reasons I was in a very bad mood the day of the interview, i didn't come away from it with anything bad to say about the school" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really, i was fairly well prepared for this interview. i would suggest really reading up on the school just to become more familiar with its practices." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the interview was more intense and intimidating than other DO schools i had interviewed at, but I also felt that their questions were better aimed to really see what kind of person I was. there were three interviewers: a professor at the school, a student, and a healthcare providor. some people had DO's, some had MD's, I had an RN. I loved that they had a student in the room, it made the whole process much less stressful. the end of the interview turned into more of a discussion about the school and the area. i actually learned almost more about what it was REALLY ilke to go to school there by talking to the professor and the student during the 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?

9 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?

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?

8 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?

05/06/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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