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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

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 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?

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?" Report Response

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

"Why Medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why DMU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What MD schools did you apply to? Is DMU just a safety school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why DMU?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The weather seems nice, the trip was easy. Also the food was good (they had a salad bar, etc)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students I talked to didn't seem very academically serious. I was a bit suprised by this because of all the good stuff the pre-osteos say on SDN. It seemed like everyone (even the faculty) I talked to had an inferiority complex. This is the first DO school I interviewed at, so maybe this is a DO thing in general and not specific to DMU. The students called MDs "Manipulation Deprived" and they all said they got into the University of Iowa but decided on DMU (despite the tens of thousands in extra tuition). I just had a hard time of taking these students seriously. I thought that all I wanted in a school was somewhere where I could become a doctor. Today, I decided that I also want to go to a school with students and faculty who are happy to be at their school and don't have a chip on their shoulder." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The attitude of the faculty and students." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This interview confirmed some of my suspicions about DO schools." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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