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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 about the biochemistry behind the disease porphyria. (I had mentioned this disease in my personal statement! Be sure to know what you wrote in your PS and know about everything in it. I was caught off guard by this one!)" Report Response

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

"Why did you only attend graduate school for such a short duration(One semester)? A: Reader's Digest version: I HATE RESEARCH!!" Report Response

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

"With all of you clinical experience you have had in the past, explain to us what you believe the role of a physician is." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where did you get that tie?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us the biochemistry of the disease porphyria (see below). Other that that all of my questions were very fair and all ones that I have prepared for. They were basic yet important. Definitely know the difference between allopathic and osteopathic medicine. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"StudentDoctor.net, DMU website, various websites with sample questions, and I went out the night before with several DO students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The overall sense of community and welcomeness is saturated in everyone you meet. The demonstrations and tour of the facilities is great. This campus is STATE-OF-THE-ART!! And it is onle getting better. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Hard to say, really the day is full of positivity and optimism. I had trouble getting anything out of the students that is negative. The thoroughness of the tours, presentations, and student's advice left it hard to fire questions back at the interviewers." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the chairs were going to be comfortable. I would've had that second cup o' joe. Also I wish I had known not to stress about this interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I recommend that everyone checks out Des Moines University in their pursuit of that perfect medical school. I left very satisfied with my interview day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/14/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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