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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"how did your motivation for medicine begin? why do you think you didn't get in last year? when you get into all your schools, how will you choose which school to attend?" Report Response

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

"if your best friend was here, what would she say is your best quality? your worst? would those qualities hinder your future successes?" Report Response

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

"what future problems in healtcare are you scared to face?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"when you retire, what do you have hoped to have learned from your career in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"you seem to have succeeded a lot in life, when have you faced failure? how did you deal with it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"website, sdn, TRIED to read a quick synopsis on our healthcare system" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"new facilities; cheap housing; very friendly student body; safe town; cafeteria food is pretty good, too" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really...quiet town?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"don't need to bring your own folder or anything. they provide you with a special DMU one." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"overall a very laid-back experience. everyone is really nice. there is plenty of housing around the school. a lot of different presentations in the morning but once you are done with your interview (i was lucky to have it early in the afternoon) you can leave." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

4-6 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?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2007

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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