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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

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?

45 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 osteopathy?" Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get in?" Report Response

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

"The biochem question." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about a problem client you have encoutered and how you dealt with it? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"''I'm concerned about your science background and I see you have not had a biochemistry course. This is the toughest course for medical students - how will you remedy this?''" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed SDN feedback, reviewed my PS, reviewed DMU website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The surgical skills lab is incredible as is the patient simulation lab. The building is new and interconnected by tunnels for relief in the winter." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Just the one interview question about biochem and the fact that biochem is not a required course for admission. Plus, it's a heck of a drive from home. There was also limited parking that day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I shouldn't have been so nervous - it was very conversational. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"8:30-12pm was check-in, intro, and lectures on the university, financial aid, curriculum. My interview was at 1:15 - 2pm. It was a busy day - not really much down time unless you don't interview first. It was laid back, the students were friendly, and the facilities were nice and new. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

$101-$200

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?

Holiday Inn near Drake

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/14/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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