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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?

7 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?

4

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)?

"Why medicine, and why DO? What does being a doctor mean?" Report Response

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

"There is an ongoing debate in medicine about whether medical students should be required to engage in lab-based research. Do you think research should be a requirement?" Report Response

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

"What is the latest book you've read for pleasure?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why does a young guy from New York want to come to Iowa, and DMU?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If Obama was going to call you and ask your advice about one piece of the healthcare reform bill to absolutely keep and one piece to compromise on, what would you say?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked up common interview questions and practiced, SDN, looked over my application, read up on recent health and medicine related current events." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The whole experience was really laid back. The facilities were great. All the students seemed happy and went out of their way to talk to us. The faculty and administrator were really approachable. The school really seems to have everything together." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was very little visible diversity... Iowa..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It only took 10 minutes to get to the airport, didn't have to rush." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall great impression of the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

No Response

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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Des Moines Internaitonal Airport

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?

Heartland Airport Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/14/2010

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?

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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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