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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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"How did you get to where you are today? You seemed to have a lot of successes in your life. Tell us some failures and what you learned from them. How are you going to transition from the Northwest to Iowa? " Report Response

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

"What do you see as one of the biggest problems in medicine today? What do you do for fun, to relax? What do you look for in a medical school when choosing one? " Report Response

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

"If you kept applying to medical school over and over and never got in, what would you do then? Why do you want to practice overseas when there are so many problems here in America to face regarding healthcare? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Take your pick. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about a failure you had and what you learned from it. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interfview feedback, reflection on questions, talking to myself in a mirror etc. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student's relationship with the faculty, the technology on the campus, the enthusiasm of the students going there, the helpfulness of the students, the "newness" of the campus. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interview a little. I didn't do so well I think. But I guess they were fine. They asked great questions. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview was not hard. I think I made a bigger deal of it than I should have. They don't ask you hard ethics questions or grill you. They want to know if you are normal. #1, answer the question asked. #2, think/pause if you have to before answering a question... and don't ramble on!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall great school. I couldn't comment on the cultural life, the location etc. because I didn't spend too much time in the city or anything. Just a puddle jump really. Got in, got out. However, I think I could get used to the Midwest! People live there everyday so it cannot be that bad. I hope I get in here! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/12/2008

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Everyone was extremely friendly and actually seemed glad that we were there! No suggestions." Report Response

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