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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

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Tell us something about yourself that you want us to know that we can't find in your application." Report Response

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

"How do you relieve stress?" Report Response

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

"What worries you most about medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you anticipate the most difficult challenge facing a rural physician is?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"(From the student interviewer) If I were a member of your class, why would I want to be your colleague/what do you have to offer the class? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application, researched the school, looked up frequently asked interview questions on SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The emphasis on a collaborative environment among students and the availability/willingness to help by faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I don't love cities, so Des Moines is a little big for me. The campus itself is in a very residential area of the city, so it isn't that big of a drawback. I'm pretty much guarenteed to end up in a big city for med school anyway." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How easy-going the interview would be. I was a little nervous, but the interviewers were very friendly and it didn't feel like I was being grilled." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was impressed with the school overall. I could definately see myself attending in the fall." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/24/2008

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

9 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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

10 out of 10

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