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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why as a pharmacy Tech have you NOT counseled patients on their medication." Report Response

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

"What if you irrevocably harm a patient, what will you do / how handle it. And if (answer) does not work? And if (second answer) doesnt not work? " Report Response

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

"How will you handle medical school, what if you fail a test? How will you handle it? What if you keep failing? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Has your father (alum) visited the school recently and if not why do you think he has not?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The question about my father not visiting recently" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, spoke with alumni, spoke with students, the usual " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The amazing facilities, the solid reputation, the students all seemed very happy to be there and were excited about their future careers as Doctors." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They stoic and stern interview where each member of the panel asked fair but difficult questions and then continued to ask "and if that doesnt" work to each question with no emotional feedback from them. This made me feel unwanted, that they did not care to get to know me and it was a firing line to gain admission. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interview panel was very stern. All three people who had my panel felt very strongly that it was a massive negative mark to feel so unwanted. Other panels seemed to give much less of a grilling type of interview. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Spectacular school. Dont anyone think that they will have the same experience, prepare and do the best you can!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Harvest Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/11/2008

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 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

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing, always a pleasure to talk to and they give answers to questions. Will even call you back!" Report Response

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