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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Do you think your age was a factor in not being accepted anywhere last year?" Report Response

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

"Tell us more about your research." Report Response

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

"Are you interested in a particular specialty?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do expect medical school to be like?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched everything I could about the school and the program." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. The entire interview day shows you so much about the school that you seem to leave knowing exactly what it would be like to be a student there. It isn't a typical 'show you a few parts of the school' tour. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Only that it seems like there isn't a wide diversity of students there, like other DO programs seem to have. Most appeared to be in their 20's and from the midwest." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"EVERYbody interviewing that day was wearing a black suit! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"As said above, they really show you so many parts of the school, from so many viewpoints, it really inducts you into the culture of the place. Students went out of their way to come by, talk to us, answer questions, show us around - whatever we asked for. It was something. Actually, the staff and faculty were the same way (not to leave them out of it!) - really friendly - so great." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

DSM

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Heartland Inn - Airport

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/06/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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