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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response

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

"Do you think we can have universal health care in the United States?" Report Response

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

"How will you cope with staying up 30+ hours a day and still be a good doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why are you here? I was a little confused by the question, so I had the interviewer form a more concise question." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your stance on animal testing?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Interview Feedback, talked with DMU students, DMU website/literature, read "The D.O.'s"" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything is brand new, literally. Harvey the heart simulator was really cool. People in the community are awfully nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They were taking photos of people for their literature. The only person I saw wearing scrubs was a girl staged to walk across the common area. Not very cool. DMU could sell itself without all of the flare." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was in the second group of interviews for the year. They take a mug shot and group photo in the morning." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I got there around 8:00 and spent 15 minutes looking for a parking spot. Good thing I came early. We started with Dr. Tom Mueller doing introductions. He's a great guy, telling us to find the best school that fits us, be yourself, etc etc... He also has a laugh similar to the boys on Car Talk but no Ray or Tom accent. We then had the financial talk, the benefits of a DO, surgical unit, OMM demonstration, Harvey simulation, and then lunch. After eating, we went on a tour of the campus and then had interviews. I was out by 3pm." 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?

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?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express-Drake University

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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