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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?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 DO? Why DMU?" Report Response

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

"If [tragic serious of personal hardships] happened next year during med school, how would you handle it?" Report Response

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

"What is your biggest concern in transitioning to medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If your family is your support system and you are the first person in your family to attend college, how will they possibly support/identify/empathize with your experiences in med school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I didn't understand the question, so I asked for a rephase but the rephrase was even less clear. I took a guess at what they were looking for, but they did clarify what they were trying to get at with the original question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through previous interview questions, school website, Des Moines information, medicare, medicaid and health care reform information, and researched my interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities and how genuine and kind everyone was." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I ran out of time in my interview; I could have asked so many more questions!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Had a better campus map to review so my driver could easily drop me off and pick me up." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

No Response

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Ramada in Clive, IA

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/11/2010

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

10 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?

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 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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