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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?

30 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)?

"Why not pursue nursing rather than becoming a doctor? Having a major in X, would you consider a specialty in Y?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about x and y activity? What's something you learned from shadowing this DO?" Report Response

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

"What are you interested in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing out of the ordinary was asked." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really. The questions I prepared for, I was able to answer. However, they asked about activities I participated in 4 years ago, which I fumbled around with the details. Perhaps a bit more preparation would have fixed this." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN Feedback, reviewed application, reviewed DMU website, mock interviewed in front of mirror." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of faculty and student body, Simulation Labs, possibility of doing International rotations in countries such as Asia." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was the first snow of the year, which made driving conditions extremely not favorable! Also, the 5 to 1 cadaver to student ratio seemed a bit large, but they do say it cuts down on the amount of work per person." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There were no real surprises that day. Everything ya need to know is on SDN and on your application!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day began with introductions with various members of the faculty. We toured through a few labs and had lunch with med students. The interview was in the afternoon, which was great because it really helped dissipate stress as the day went along!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

n/a

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Red Roof Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/07/2008

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

3 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The admissions office did a great job coordinating the day and making us feel comfortable!" Report Response

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