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  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Des Moines
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

4

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)?

"Why DO, Why DMU? etc." Report Response

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

"What will you have to work on to be successful in medical school?" Report Response

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

"What do you think is required for somebody to be a fit for rural medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What ONE quality is the most important for a physician to have?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had the power, what ONE thing would you change in America?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN & reviewed essays." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are very nice along with the admissions staff." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was with 4 people around a fairly large table so it was very 'cold' and uninviting. The interviewers also did not segway their questions at all so it felt choppy. The 'observing' student interviewer who was not supposed to ask questions actually asked questions, which wasn't bad (one of the more enjoyable questions), but just be aware that that may happen. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The President's (full tuition) and Dean's (half tuition) scholarships that higher MCAT & GPA students are automatically considered for." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall positive, but I probably will not go to DMU if offered a position based on how the actual interview went." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

DSM

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?

Super8

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/25/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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