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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?

4 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?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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 DMU? What about Des Moines?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about how you got to this point in your life." Report Response

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

"Are you interested in rural medicine? (I asked if they meant as a career or just experience and he said both)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None were interesting questions. pretty standard" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time you were in a situation where you had to think on your feat to solve a problem." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, past interviews I have had, SDN threads" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The simulation center was awesome. they teach you aseptic technique & surgery skills in a P/F course which certifies you. The city is really safe, students talked about not locking their cars on a fairly regular basis. Also, the students and staff were really nice and seemed to be quite close as a class." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lack of diversity in the student body and in the city itself. At least 85-90% of the students are Caucasian. Also, no affiliated hospitals for 3rd & 4th yr rotations. Also that you are ranked by a percentage system (essentially, no letter grades but percentages)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that they give you a really nice folder so I didn't have to bring my heavy leather portfolio." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really like this school. How friendly the people on campus are was a nice surprise and the facilities are good. Lots of technology incorporation, the cost of living is lower than I am used to which is nice considering it being such a safe city. Lots of housing within walking distance. I really wish they had more diversity, affiliated hospitals for rotations and didn't rank students (I prefer HP/P/LP/F). Those were the only drawbacks for me." Report Response

Tour and Travel
No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/20/2010

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?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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