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

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 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?

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)?

"Tell me in 20 words what Medicare is? Medicaid?" Report Response

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

"What was the last book you read?" Report Response

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

"Are you a morning person?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a patient came to you and asked how being an osteopathic physician would benefit their treatment, what would you tell them?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you think your PI never tried to convince you to go into research?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, sample interview questions, reviewed application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Amazing facilities, very new and updated (patient simulators, anatomy lab, performance assessment labs, surgical skills lab). There was a real sense of community there, and everyone was focused on helping you succeed in any way possible. The whole school also seemed to be very interested in promoting wellness." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview. The whole day was very relaxed with everyone saying how low-stress the interview is. However, my interview seemed like an interrogation, where they asked a question, I answered and then there was an awkward silence. They really focused on my research experience and why I wanted to go into medicine rather than research. Also a lot of healthcare questions (medicare, medicaid, etc.)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The broad implications for OMM in all areas of medicine." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt the questions were narrow in focus, and that it was less of a conversation and more an interrogation. I think I answered the questions well, but overall the exchange felt one-sided and cold." 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

DSM

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?

Heartland Inn Airport

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/18/2007

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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