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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?

2 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?

30 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)?

"Question about my personal statement/ what I learned living with my mom." Report Response

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

"How important is basic medical research to a medical school?" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the difference between Greek and Greco-Roman thought? (I think he was just getting at my experience in a great books program)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing. It really felt like they were just trying to get a feel for my personality and interaction style." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"mock interview with undergrad faculty and feedback from premed adviser, going over the website and my application, sdn" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"just about everything. The facilities are great, the faculty seems friendly and available, and the students seem genuinely excited to be there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the cold." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing. I felt quite prepared." 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?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

DSM/SNA

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/23/2009

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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