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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"Tell us about yourself. Why do you want to be a physician, why do? Tell us about a difficult situation and how you overcame it." Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? What books are you reading? Describe a situation that exemplifies your integrity. Describe a situation that demonstrates compassion." Report Response

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

"Where do you see our health care system in ten years? Do you think your mom practices holistic medicine? (my mom is an MD) " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think your mom practices holistic medicine? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a situation that exemplifies your integrity." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced typical questions, read over personal statement, looked over SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were amazing. The campus offers so many resources and leadership opportunities. Class is until 12 everyday with labs in the afternoons (not each day). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the tour guides seemed unenthusiastic, especially compared to CCOM. The campus on a whole didn't seem as social and warm as I would have liked. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They give you a big binder with information in it and scratch paper and all that, I didn't need to bring a portfolio with me. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school with wonderful facilities! I was thoroughly impressed! Also the interview is in the afternoon and the tour and all that is in the morning. If you are the last to interview, be prepared for a long day!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

7+ 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?

Heartland Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/21/2008

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 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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