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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?

9 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Questions about my personal statement, including exact word choice and meaning" Report Response

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

"Why major in Physics?" Report Response

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

"N/A" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions about my personal statement, including exact word choice and meaning" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really. I was expecting some tough or complex ones based on other's reviews, but it was all pretty straightforward. I didn't even have to explain why i'd move from NY to IA" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview questions, school website, previous interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Good facilities with a new focus on integrating technology, recorded lectures, good match statistics, Friendly students and faculty, Nice location (near downtown, cheap rent, good traffic)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Location since it's far from home and there doesn't seem to be much immediately outside the Des Moines area, the climate (although it sure beats east coast blizzards)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Local events that were occurring in Des Moines so that I could maximize my exposure to the city. Otherwise, SDN prepared me well for what to expect." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school, will likely attend." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Westchester County, NY

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Stirling Hotel, Clive IA

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

Mid December

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

8 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"N/A" Report Response

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