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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

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 medicine? why DO? why DMU?" Report Response

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

"where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"describe a stressful situation and how you dealt with it." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"No questions out of the blue. No ethical questions or anything funky." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback - I just used this to form a list of questions, then rehearsed the answers to my reflection in the mirror." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything about the school!! Amazing facilities, beautiful anatomy and OMM lab. I like the fact that OMM tables are all over campus and are constantly being used by students to practice techniques. Underground tunnels to avoid the unbelievably cold weather. Nice gym. I was impressed by the welcoming student body and the positive attitude of the faculty members. Interviewers seemed excited to meet us. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing. One of the other interviewers asked a student what she thought was one of the negatives about DMU. She and another student couldn't think of anything. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"1) That there was nothing to stress about. 2) subzero temperatures. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"An absolutely amazing school, #1 on my list! Despite the fact that each class is roughly 220 kids, it still has a small school atmosphere and all the professors have open door policies. OMM and anatomy labs are broken down into smaller groups and students get a lot of one-on-one attention with faculty/masters students. " 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

Chicago - Des Moines

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?

11/04/2008

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?

7 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?

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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