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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?

2 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?

20 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)?

"Why medicine? Why osteopathic medicine? Why DMU as opposed to Kirkville (if I had a choice)? " Report Response

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

"What are you outside interests? What kind of music do you play? Describe your undergrad institution and how you picked it (they had never heard of it)?" Report Response

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

"What did you learn from your shadowing? What did you gain from your Americorps experience (volunteering)? Since you took time off from school, how do think you'll do with the rigors of the cirriculum at DMU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None of their questions were out of th ordinary...I guess: What did you gain from your Americorps Experience (federal volunteering)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you have any questions for us (I had just had my questions answered over the last 4 hours of tours/presentations)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over questions in my mind. Wrote out all questions from SDN and other sources and my specific answers to them." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are impressive...almost all the building have been built within the last 4-5 years and are state of the art! There are no undergrads at this institution!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I had some hints of things I didn't like. For instance...admission presentation outline how they can help us develop better study habits, and that many of their students need help with that. I kept thinking to myself...jeeze I hope not, as applying med student, having got through some tough undergrad courses/ the MCAT...I think I know how to study by now! Also listening to admissions department try and defend class sizes of 215 DO's plus sharing some class's w/ PT's, PA's, etc. I can deal with these class sizes, but it isn't a positive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How many other's would be interviewing: Wow, they schedule interviews for the whole school...besides the 20 of us touring around for D.O. there were PTs and PAs interviewing all over the place as well! It makes you feel less uncomfortable." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was very typical, with very few surprises. One D.O., one professor, and one student asked questions. They were casually spread out in the room, which made making eye contact with all of them difficult, without swiveling in my chair. Their questions were very basic and expected. However the D.O. seemed weirdly uncomfortable with any eye contact, and was expressively very monotone and odd (he made me feel uncomfortable). Aside from that things were pretty standard" 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?

4-6 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?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2006

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?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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