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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Do you have any questions for us, and is there something you wanted us to ask you/wanted to tell us? What was the most exciting/interesting thing from your tour of the school." Report Response

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

"Name a time when you hurt someone (not nec. physically), what did you do/learn?" Report Response

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

"What was the last book you read..what do you do for fun...What would you do if you failed your first test.." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing extremely interesting or weird. Just the typical why Doctor (and also why not scientist or others), WhY DO/DMU..(id suggest figuring out a couple specific things you like that are unique to the school)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"We interviewed a lot of people why/how should we remember you, you have the floor...& tell us two things that make you different from the other applicants that will contribute to the class in a positive way. I see you did research with insulin and caterpillars, do caterpillars get diabetes and how would you know (me--> ?:/" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed my app, printed off a millions questions everywhere that I could find of what can be asked at interviews and thought about them for a few minutes so that I at least had seen it once before if they happened to ask me that question. Prepared answers to the typical questions (why DO, DMU, Doctor), strengths/weaknesses) etc.." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview was relaxed, eventhough I had 4 people interviewing me! I had 2 professors and 2 students. Very friendly! And no weird/bad questions. I like that it was open file, so they had the opportunity to question anything they were concerned about instead of assuming or wondering. (they didnt ask me anything about grades/MCAT)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much more I'd like this school and Des Moines!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Des Moines is really nice. It's not huge but it doesn't feel extremely small. Nice city and beautiful parks, state buildings. Friendly people. Low cost of living, and decent tuition (+free laptop)...awesome electives and things to get involved in (clubs, mobile clinic, chronic illness course), free visits for students at DMU clinic. They don't test every Monday or Friday like some schools so you may have some time to relax (whoa), their schedule is staggered so you'll start with a couple of classes, then add on more, then a couple classes will end (haven't seen this anywhere else). All buildings connected underground=awesome. Plenty of study space, free huuge gym/basketball court, good cafeteria food..Campus not too big but still good size..220 class size.. (feel free to pm me if you have questions, I can try to answer :))" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

Des Moines Intl

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express, Drake

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2011

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?

8 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?

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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep doing what you're doing! :)" Report Response

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