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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

4

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)?

"Did you apply to MD schools? Which did you apply to and why?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to study in Iowa? Why DMU? Why not CCOM? (CCOM is a few minutes from where I live)" Report Response

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

"Is it hard being Indian and living away from your family? Would your parents prefer if you were an MD? Who is Bobby Jindal? Can you tell me about any Indian authors?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where you ever bullied as a kid?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the mission of this school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback and mock interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are very good, new. Technologically, it was the best osteopathic school I interviewed at. I like how tablet pc's are included in tuition. The patient simulator lab was interesting as well. I liked how the OMM fellows gave us a demonstration of their skills." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview group I was placed in was very aggressive. I disliked how one of the interviewers thought he had a license to badger me with various ethnic questions because he was Indian too. Most of the questions asked were designed to probe for weakness rather than learn about any of my positive characteristics. In addition to being high-pressured, the interviewers were rude. There were a few instances of inappropriate laughter. One interviewer made unnecessary comments such as "typical" and "unremarkable" to describe my accomplishments. I have not idea why they felt the need to ask if I was ever bullied as a kid. The interview left me feeling uncomfortable and insulted. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The mission of the school. I really dropped the ball on this one. " 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?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Motel 6

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/17/2008

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"none" Report Response

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