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  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Des Moines
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"What is the difference between an MD and DO?" Report Response

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

"If you failed your first exam, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"What is the physician's role in the healing process in activity x?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is a PA? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"like all of them" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities top-notch, simulation lab was great. Everything was state-of-the art." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Its in Iowa. I'm not sure if the rotations are setup well. I think thats why they have invested in the simulation labs because the students have limited real world exposure in Des Moines. They are planning to make 3rd years stick around in Iowa so I really have doubts about the rotations. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was going to be grilled in the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great facilities, excellent resources it seems. But thats only for two years, I'm not sure about those 3rd and 4th year rotations. Maybe I need to do some research about that because I'm not convinced they are a strong aspect of the school....but who knows if I even got accepted so will see when the time comes." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2004

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?

2 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?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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