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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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)?

"Tell me more about your international experience, how do you get involved? Is international medicine something you would be interested in here?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about the most interesting class you took during undergrad..." Report Response

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

"What would you do if you didn't get into medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were to get in here, how would your family respond?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult; more just wanted to get to know me better...no tricks." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed application materials, read several medical ethics books. I had also interviewed elsewhere earlier in the week so everything was quite fresh." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness and happiness of everyone at DMU. It was clear that everyone, staff and student, was very happy to be part of DMU. The facilities are top-notch; particular the simulation labs." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Absolutely nothing, excellent university." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we would be given a binder of materials, so that I did not bring my portfolio. (A lot to carry around all day)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed with DMU. The introduction activity really broke the ice and helped people relax. Everyone in admissions was very friendly and helpful." 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?

2-3 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?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Mariott

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2009

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 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?

"Everything was very well organized and executed; really could not have been much better." Report Response

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