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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

""You seem like an intelligent and articulate person - how will you handle a professor who seems less intelligent than you?"" Report Response

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

""Why do you think you were not accepted to any medical schools last year (I was 18 when I applied - I graduated 2 years early)? Is that why you're applying to osteopathic programs this year?" Report Response

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

""What do you like about the DMU atmosphere? Do we have the kind of people you'd like to make friends with?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""I see you're currently enrolled in our MPH program. What can you tell me about Dr. Snow and the broad street pump?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""What would you do if you found out another student was doing better than you in a class?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, talked to DMU professors I had MPH classes with, practiced with my sister (a DO graduate)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that I've never had an interview with a surgeon that felt friendly and non-intimidating before this day. Also, the facilities are gorgeous and very high tech. Also, the binders they give you are just awesome. I still use the one I got in my classes." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that parents were allowed to accompany students on their interviews. it just made for more people to compete with in asking questions of the staff or talking with current students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That when you are to return to the admissions office when it's time for your interview, you're actually supposed to wait near the chairs just outside of the office for your interviewer to come. Also, that the surgeon who was to interview me was the friendliest surgeon to ever live (Dr. Pandeya)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was accepted, and it quickly became my top choice. Bear in mind, though, that I am an existing student in their MPH program. They promised me, however, that this did not affect my decision." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Residence Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/04/2010

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 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?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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