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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?

9 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?

4

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)?

"If you recieved a 65% on an exam, and the required pass score was 70%, what would you do and how would you prevent it from happening again?" Report Response

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

"(I graduated in June of '05) Since you have been out of school for almost two years, what makes you think you will be able to hand the work load of going back to such a difficult program?" Report Response

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

"Out of all your volunteer experiences, what was the most profound and what did you learn from that experience?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I could ask any one person to go to dinner, who would I ask and what would I fix for dinner." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If I could change one thing about the current health care system in the U.S., what would it be." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student Doctor Network, school network, talking with current students, reading on the health care system, reviewing my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The sincerity with which the school expressed its concern toward the well-being and success of the students. The faculty was very involved during the day, and all stressed the importance of approachability. Also, the technology available to the students from lectures on the web, to the vast simulation labs. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I quite honestly can't come up with anthing negative about the school. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was very enjoyable. I was asked some pertinent and difficult questions with regard to health care and my personal application. However, the questions were never out of line or made to put me on the spot. There was a great deal of open dialogue and friendly discussion that took place." 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?

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?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Renniassance Savory

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/09/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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