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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"What are problems in current healthcare system and how can they be rectified?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor/DO?" Report Response

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

"Lots of application specific questions" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How you do gauge success?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you apply to MD programs if you want to go to a DO school? What do you think is a better school Iowa or DMU? Which would you pick? (like 10 questions in a row about this)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school web" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great campus and amenities, cost of living is really cheap, overall philosophy of the school, friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parts of the interview were intimidating, but everyone was still nice (an enjoyable interview overall). Class size is pretty big. Winter." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That flights are a million dollars into Des Moines" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Nice school, the people want to be there, and great philosophy." 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?

In 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

des moines

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/24/2009

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?

3 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?

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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Very nice!" Report Response

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