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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?

9 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 DO?" Report Response

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

"What can you contribute to DMU?" Report Response

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

"the difficult question mention above" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Being a woman, being a minority in the US, and applying to a DO program, how do you feel about those obstacles that you have to leap through to gain equal standing as physician? Why not MD? (Is it even ethical to ask such a question?)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about the time when you display flexibility?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"review app" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"labs and facilities, I mean simulation labs and surgical skills labs -- WOW!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"it's a smaller city from where I am from, and I'm a city person" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school really impressed me, gym, lab, students, friendly atmosphere, everything ... I am especially impressed at simulation lab, it is better than some older established MD schools." 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

DSM

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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