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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?

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?

25 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 medicine? Why DO? (what is it about osteopathic medicine that interests you?)" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to become a doctor when you could do nursing?" Report Response

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

"What are you looking for in your medical education?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None really - all were standard, basic questions" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"#2 - wasn't sure what they were getting at or what they were looking for. interviewer was kinda rude when asking the question. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, DMU website, read up on political candidates, current healthcare topics, and ethical issues" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities! The simulator lab, surgery lab, anatomy lab, and OMM labs were brand new and top of the line. The atmosphere of the school - I met so many students in addition to the tour guides because they were so eager to answer questions, gained lots of insight and information from them. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My student interviewer was cold and unfriendly - he didn't seem interested in learning more about me as an applicant. The financial aid presentation was useless - they didn't provide any information in addition to what was posted on the DMU website. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interviewers were not going to be as inviting and friendly as I was hoping. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school and students really lived up to my expectations. I wish they had provided more information on housing options (other schools have given me local apartment information, etc.) Definitely #1 on my list!" 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

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?

Baymont Inn & Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/18/2008

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

10 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?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

5 out of 10

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