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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?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 DMU? Why Osteopathic Medicine? Why not graduate school? Why not be a PA?" Report Response

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

"What weaknesses do you have that prevent you from reaching your goals?" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies and what do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are some of your non-academic strengths/weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What weaknesses do you have that prevent you from reaching your goals? (Couldn't just say that I always reach my goals) " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched the school and its history as well as it academic curriculum. Prepared answers for the typical questions. Reviewed my primary application and medical experiences. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Staff and faculty are very friendly and encouraging. They don't try to sell you on the school as much as they challenge you to select the school that is best for you. Technology and facilities are amazing! The interview day is a great representation of the environment of the school. Interviews were more conversational rather than basic question-answer format." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The financial aid representative was a bit crabby. Borrowing money is already stressful enough." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The day can be very long, especially if you have one of the last interviews. The downtime after lunch can fuel your anxiety and stress levels. You will be tired afterwards." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall impression of DMU is as I hoped it would be. It is a great school with an outstanding reputation for placing quality physicians. Very strong OMM emphasis (200+ hours). The collaborative environment between students and faculty can be an important asset throughout your education. Facilities and technology are truly second-to-none. I can only hope for acceptance because I will end my application process immediately. " 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?

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/06/2004

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?

6 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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