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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

3

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?" Report Response

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

"Whats your biggest accomplishment? Strengths/weaknesses? Favorite book?" Report Response

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

"Most of the questions were verbatim off of SDN." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think there are similarities between raising a dog and having children. (In response to our conversation about my German Shepherd). " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you ensure through your practice that more people had access to medical care?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Mock interviews, practiced possible questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything, the overall facilities, the cohesiveness of students, faculty and admissions were super nice, the simulation lab and surgical lab." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I would like there to be more patient contact in the first two years. I was very impressed otherwise." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My overall experience of the college was great. My interviewers seemed to be tired from interviewing everyone because unfortunately I was last to go. As the interview went on I think things improved, but overall I was happy with my experience at DMU and it's my #1 choice!" 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?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

DSM

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Candlewoods Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/27/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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