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  • Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Podiatry School
  • Des Moines
Individual Feedback 4 75 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 68
Negatively 4
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.56 75

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 75

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 73

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 3
15 minutes 8
20 minutes 26
25 minutes 12
30 minutes 15
35 minutes 6
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 72
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 52
In a group 20

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 65
Closed file 5

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.27 73

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

"What interests you about Podiatry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about yourself we didn't see in your file" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one time you witnessed something that was unethical, and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was one situation you were put in that you did not feel qualified to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides helping someone at the nursing home name another area that you've helped someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one time that you failed at something and what did you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a situation where you had to improve another persons confidence to complete a task?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you had to distribute your time and how did you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you had to balance multiple things, and how did you manage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do when you failed at doing something?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe something you witnessed that was unethical and how did you approach the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you witnessed something unethical and how did you handle the situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you had to balance multiple things and how did you prioritize them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time that you had to be reliable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you were asked to do something you weren't comfortable with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you bent/broke the rules?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one time you bent or broke the rules" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't have a career in the health field, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was your ah-ha moment for podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something not in your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why hadn't you applied to podiatry in the past and what made you want to apply now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you about the city of Des Moines?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you bring to DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you resolve a problem while working in group." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you incorporate "wellness" in your future career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Being from Florida, how will you deal with the Iowa winters?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses and what are you doing to overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about your shadowing experience impressed you positively, and what impressed you negatively?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DMU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pod?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you bring to DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DMU? Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I decided to switch from osteopathic medicine to podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DMU and why podiatry? How would you promote the profession of podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry/DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DMU? Why Podiatry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What sparked your interest in Community Service (from ps)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DMU? Why Podiatry over allopathic or osteopathic schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your most rewarding extra-curricular?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry? Why Des Moines in particular? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just wanted to clarify that the interviews were in a group of 3 people questioning just me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from your posession of alcohol when you were 19?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I give/take criticism." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it about your shadowing experiences made you want to become a podiatrist, followed by why DMU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were taylored according to the application submitted." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you behave under stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most recent movie I saw." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will I cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Des Moines University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you can handle the heavy load the first year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatric medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry Why DMU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend Des Moines University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about some of your shadowing experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel that you are ready to balance your time here at DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain an example of how you work in a team setting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time when you were in a conflict and how you have resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been one of you most difficult trials?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's one decision you regret?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a mistake you made and how you resolved it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you made a mistake and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time that you failed to meet a commitment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you made a mistake and how did you handle that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you had to reliable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you had to build up someones confidence and how did you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time you struggled with confidence, and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are given a task that is new to you, how would you approach it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time you failed at something and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you balance your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you had to build up someone elses confidence" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were unable to worth in a healthcare field, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if podiatry didn't work out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't do anything in healthcare, then what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you made a mistake, and how did you react to this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you were dependable, and people were able to rely on you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me when you wanted to do medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did retaking classes help you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't go to podiatry school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Des Moines?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can't your friends stand about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you bring to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ideal healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in podiatry versus MD/DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you bring to this school and other students at the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain your sophomore year grades. (In a tenure of straight A's and B's, I had 3 C's in that semester, and only that semester)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned about podiatry that has surprised you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What drew you to DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your GPA relatively low but your MCAT relatively high?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself that is not on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question about prescribing a narcotic to a patient who doesn't seem to need it, but insists on getting the prescription." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one health care policy you would change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my thoughts on the health care system in Canada and the possible changes that will occur in the socialization of our system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you decide which school to ultimately attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your hardest undergrad class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your MCAT score. What do you do to manage stress? Who is your favorite artist? (I told them I enjoy drawing and art, and they asked this question in response.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics did you witness and would take from the pods you shadowed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time that you had a disappointment and how you handeled it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle our tough curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a lot, I'll try to list as much as I can remember. Why DPM? Why Des Moines? Can you explain your undergraduate grades? What is your greatest weakness? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge you think you will face while at DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked to explain an unfavorable grade." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the best nonfiction book you've read recently" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were taylored according to the application submitted." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you bring to the other students in your class? (weird question!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some things I like to do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hardest class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see your self in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does podiatry offer that other health professions do not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked to explain my better GPA as compared to my previous university." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the DPM's and the DO's taking classes together?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My thoughts on the school's DO connection" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your toughest undergraduate course and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where would I be in 10 years? In other words, what are my goals in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your favorite case in the clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you failed at something." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do we know you do not want to switch to a different medical profession at any point throughout the program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Des Moines University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you contribute to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that the doctor you work with has taught you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any other things you would like us to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you want to become a podiatrist only after shadowing a few times and how will you continue to learn in the field of podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry over MD/DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time that you made a mistake and what you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"You applied to allopathic schools - that's great. Tell me why you are interested in podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You applied for MD/DO in the past. Why podiatry now, instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you failed or struggled and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you made a mistake" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time that you worked as part of a group and how you were successful in that group." More from this Member | Report Response

"A time someone trusted you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you felt like you had failed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you failed/had low self-esteem, and what did you do to recover." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do during your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Iowa?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you so confident?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you prioritize your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done since graduating college to further your education? (I had graduated a year prior)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the MCAT to get the score you got? (31)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with disappointment after hard work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is health care a right or a privilege? What needs changing in the health care system? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had $100,000 what charity would you give it to and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness and how are you improving it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What worries you most about the field of podiatry/taking on in a medical curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the MCAT (asked about Kaplan)? I thought this question was weird since I did really well on the test." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever work in a difficult situation, and what did you do to resolve this problem? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say your greatest strength and greatest weakness are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would happen if you started to fall behind in your studies? Do you have a back up plan in case you do not get accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you bring to your class if we accept you? If you could have a meal with any person alive or dead over any time period who would it be and why? What is a goal you recently achieved? Can you explain your clinical experience? Do you have any questions for us? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the hardest thing I've had to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"How is physics going? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were taylored according to the application submitted." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change anything about your life what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how will you re-integrate yourself to school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What had I learned on my shadow day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult course as an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us? If you can ask a question that makes the interviewers think, I think this reflects very well the student." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a Cubs or Sox fan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A specific question about one aspect of my extra-curriculars." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of practice will you set up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a podiatric physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Explain a situation you were put in which you did not feel qualified?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you learned something without having been compelled to do so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you experienced empathy and how did that impact the other person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you see yourself living in Des Moines?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't really any interesting questions. The two interviewers (one student and one DPM) seemed very uninterested in interviewing. They read their questions from a piece of paper and did not really engage. This was the most disappointing interview of all I went on." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't do anything in healthcare what would your profession be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you had to juggle multiple tasks and what was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of career would you have if you couldn't pursue one in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your self outside of academics." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't do anything in healthcare, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you witnessed someone break a rule and what did you do in result to their action?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your worst quality" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel as though your MCAT score is a good indication of your success in a doctoral program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you were asked to do something you weren't comfortable with." More from this Member | Report Response

"A time you failed" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some things have you learned from working in the health field, and how are you going to apply them as a student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something specific listed on my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to bike?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you so confident" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you handle this situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us something about yourself that not on the application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you overcome not being a morning person (from recs)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a trait the podiatrist you shadowed have that you think is necessary." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were not going in to podiatry, what direction would you take your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on our curriculm in contrast to other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"DMU is not the easiest school by any means, so why did you choose it, and what's another example of something in your life that you chose the hard path when it wasn't required?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you dad (MD) try and push you into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you still skateboard?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So where exactly are you from??" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given all of the health care talk these days, how would your own personal health care bill look if you were to present it to the government?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They commented on how busy I was in undergrad with a couple sports, being an RA, etc. and asked how I would prevent some of the extra unstructured time I'd have in pod school (many days only a couple hours of class) from affecting me negatively." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some negative things you see in podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite artist." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that you would like us to know about you that's not listed in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book are you reading now? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you look up to/who inspires you most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The meal with anyone question" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite experience from all of your community involvement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were taylored according to the application submitted." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go back and change one thing in your life what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views on socialized medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since podiatry is sometimes marginalized, how do you plan to diminish this in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explaining what one of my recommenders meant by a certain line." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan on doing during your year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was different between the two podiatrist's you followed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you teach Chemistry and Physics when you excelled at Biology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I go to school with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry considering your current occupation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion about the dpm students taking classes with the DO students? Is there benefit for you and them in this process?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest difference between community college education and university education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I know that Jesuits were the sword of the Catholic Church? I went to a Franciscan undergrad and got off track with one of the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time your integrity was challenged" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time where you had to boost someone's confidence?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is important to know as a podiatrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you experienced empathy and how did that impact the other person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any question can be difficult if you have nothing to say about it. I have not been asked a difficult question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's one decision you regret?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no difficult questions. Most questions were superficial." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you have shown inclusiveness." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you struggled with confidence and what you did to overcome it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you made a mistake and how did you own up to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time when you were asked to do something you were uncomfortable with, and how did you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you had a responsibility to do something but failed to do it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time that you overcame a failure." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you were asked to do something you weren't comfortable with." More from this Member | Report Response

"A time something questioned your integrity/A time you broke the rules" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't work in the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you bent the rules and didn't go "by the books"." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had 2 minutes to speak to Obama about healthcare, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me why I should not be worried about your poor performance in X class" More from this Member | Report Response

"none were difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you bring to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an event in your life in which you felt you failed, and what you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult situation you've had and what you did to get through it." More from this Member | Report Response

"DMU is not the easiest school by any means, so why did you choose it, and what's another example of something in your life that you chose the hard path when it wasn't required?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question 3" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses? and what are you doing to overcome them." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many hours did you shadow?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my thoughts on the health care system in Canada and the possible changes that will occur in the socialization of our system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See most interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some negative things you see in podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about yourself that is not included in your application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that you would like us to know about you that's not listed in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one thing about health care what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One professor asked a question about a course I took ten years ago. I didn't remember one thing from that class. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical experience question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Because I have a business background, they asked if healthcare was a business or a service" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"You struggled with this class, does that worry you going into med school? What would you do if you struggled in a class here? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were taylored according to the application submitted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor instead of a nurse." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I was surprised they didn't ask anything about my grades or transcripts. My grades were above the requirement so I felt they just wanted to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hardest class, which wasn't even that difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry? (though it is a given that this question was going to be asked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your excellant resume, why was your mcat lower than expected?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you will be able to handle the coursework at DMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will podiatry provide for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest undergrduate class you took, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions stick out in my mind as being difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the school being connected with an osteopathic school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was you most difficult course in undergraduate and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With my stats why not choose allopathic or osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reading student doctor network and talking to myself in the mirror" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, book by Dr. Gray on preparing for the interview, researching DMU's site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school and looked at interview questions on here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. Just tried to see if I can answer most of the common questions. If I have some sort of story or an example with my answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, listen to podcasts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over possible questions with a few of the podiatry students I know and walked threw a mock interview with a podiatrist I work for." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback/ DMU preview over the summer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, read interview feedback on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, reading the DMU website, be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN. Write out all the questions I saw and prepared answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compiled a list of "interview feedback" questions from SDN, read everything on the DMU website, and stayed up-to-date with healthcare news and politics a week prior to my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback (the questions were exactly the same as others have posted. This really prepared me well because I had thought up of examples beforehand so the interview was not that stressful. The interviewer told me they like to ask almost the same questions for consistency)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, studying about the city and studying the schools website information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor network" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Read over my app and personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Used SDN and read up on the school online." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview at School and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the SDN interview feedback, which helped a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed SDN interview feedback, looked at school website, and practiced verbally with friends and family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over this site, read my application, and practiced answering questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Used this site and the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to current students who were attending there" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, application, personal statement, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about school and area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed SDN interview feedback; looked over my application; anticipated questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, DMU website and interview packet, my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed resume/personal statement...read interview feedback " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Googled online tips, AACPM, and took interview seminars at my college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Interview feedback on SDN, School Website, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback questions, DMU website, read over application, shadowing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed application and anticipated questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"practiced mock interviews, went over my application, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums / feedback, read over my app, school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous interviews, previous knowledge" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read other feedback here to get question ideas. Did not need mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, studied my personal statement, reviewed admissions material from the school so I knew what they viewed as their strengths, and talked with one of my friends who is a DMU student" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just know yourself. Be honest and humble." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had already interviewed elsewhere and just reviewed my file and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, read about DMU, SDN forum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went through all the information I had" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN questions, read my personal statement, my mother is a human resourse manager so she went over general interview technique. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Forum and personal research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Know my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Organization of thoughts, coffee, and a cigarette!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pre-health interview, SDN, shadowing DPM's" More from this Member | Report Response

"The night before I wrote down my thoughts on how I would answer "why podiatry?" though in the interview I ended up only saying about 1/3 of what I had before the doctors led it into some more small talk." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to other working podiatrists and prompted by my family members." More from this Member | Report Response

"DMU website, AACPM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did nothing to prepare unless you count watching Scrubs." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Dean made quite an impression by meeting with us and giving us a great chance to talk to him and ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were amazing everyone there aims to help another and see each other succeed" More from this Member | Report Response

"great Facilities, helpful faculty, friendly students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very kind faculty and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"How new the facility is (they are building a new clinic for the beginning of next year) and how approachable every student and faculty were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The positivity of the interviewers. They were able to listen to me and seemed as they really cared what I had to say. We had a good conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Huge campus. Great Facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"How the students interact with not just the other DPM students but the PT and Do students as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a very high focus on how well DMU prepares its students and they are very proud of the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The "campus" feel because of the integration among different professional programs. Facilities were great, faculty were knowledgeable, and research opportunities were strong." More from this Member | Report Response

"Des Moines is an interesting, nice, clean city. DMU has very nice facilities, and the students all raved about their decision to attend there. The dean went more in depth on their 100% residency placement and their 90+% first time taker boards pass rate, and that's extremely impressive to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and simulation lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"I like integration with DO and masters students. Everything is state of the art, facilities, technology, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The technology and size of the school, the honesty and attitudes of the students, the positive character of my interviewers, recorded lectures, the Midwest small-town feel, safe location in the city, the overall reputation of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are very impressive, the school has a great reputation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost no traffic in Des Moines" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of all staff and students, low cost of living and low crime rate, beautiful and updated facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"State-of-the-art facilities and the location of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The state-of-the-art facilities, the friendliness of the faculty and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and the friendliness of the campus. The clinic was amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"DMU is well-known for its academic standards and residency match rates. DMU's state-of-the-art equipment is extremely impressive, in addition to their gym." More from this Member | Report Response

"Technology" More from this Member | Report Response

"great facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"professionalism of DMU and there transparency" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, Admissions Friendliness, Cafeteria," More from this Member | Report Response

"I was extremely impressed with my interview day from start to finish. The organization of the whole experience was outstanding and extremely professional. I cannot think of one way in which they could possibly improve." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very advanced and the staff was very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely technologically advanced campus, at the forefront of podiatric study." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything. Facilities were impressive, curriculum is challenging, faculty and staff are nice and easy to talk with." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities. Everything was new and built for the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was very up to date and they are on the ball when it comes to preparing their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty were very welcoming. It felt like they wanted me to come to their school. The school focuses a lot on professionalism, and academics. I was very impressed with the honesty of the students giving the tour, they loved the school and really tried to convince us how amazing it was, but they also told us some of the things that should be changed. It was refreshing. The facility is new and very impressive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's facilities and the people we met" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire staff was very professional. The facilities were fantastic and very technologically advanced." More from this Member | Report Response

"Essentially everything DMU has to offer. Technology and facilities are incredible. The campus is very pretty both inside and out. Underground tunnels to help avoid harsh winters. The Wellness center is gorgeous and you get a second free membership for somebody else besides yourself. Laptop and PDA are provided. Wireless throughout entire campus. All lecture material is online. Clinic is very new and impressive. Research lab and patient simulation lab are also great. Relatively low cost of living." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities (ie anatomy lab) were nice and the campus is compact making it very easy to get from class to lab to the wellness center, etc. The sim labs are pretty cool too with mannequins that breath, blink, and react to treatments. The Dean seems like a very down to earth guy who's view of the profession and where it should be heading i happen to agree with. Having one of the clinics you rotate through on campus seems nice and the Human Performance Lab was impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything at DMU is top notch. the sim labs and hpl are very impressive. the interview day was well planned out and everything ran smoothly. students and faculty was extremely helpful and friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are top notch. Every student is given a new dell template computer, as well as a PDA going into their 3rd year of clinical rotations. The anatomy lab is fantastic because each cadaver table has a television. Everyone was very friendly and willing to answer my questions. I especially like the research opportunities that students could get involved in as a 2nd year onwards." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities/campus, technology, curriculum, faculty, and pretty much everything about this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything, the school and its cirriculum is first rate. High board pass rates and high residency matching. Integrated coursework with D.O. students is a plus. Use of technology is prevalant all over campus and appears to be put to good use." More from this Member | Report Response

"The really new facilities especially their wellness center...TVs on every exercise machine, etc. The students and staff were really friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were great. Everything was new and it was very high tech. The neighborhood seemed very safe and housing was available within walking distance of campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Top-notch curriculum, facilities were very good. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The big thing was technology. The campus is wireless, they already are using electronic medical records (most schools do not, and it is obviously the future), the tablet pcs, the mp3 format lectures. The anatomy lab was awesome too. flat screens at every cadaver. The attached gym was complete and big, and having the clinic for 3rd year right on campus was great too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities and staff are top notch. Campus is clean and parking was not an issue. Amenities like gym and cafeteria were good. As a female, I did not seem outnumbered like I did at other schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The fantastic facilities, problem based/hands on approach to learning, opportunities for research, the students, the friendly admission staff and faculty, and getting to know my potential classmates in my interview group. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The philosophy of the school. The facilities. The staffs and faculties." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are amazing! Everyone was so nice around the campus and in the process of admissions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The problem based learning labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I ran into was friendly. When I first got there, I must have looked lost because a student came up to me and took me personally to the admissions office. That was really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything - the facilities, technology, students, and admissions staff were all awesome. The location is much better than one would think!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Meeting with the dean in a very approachable talk and the newness of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus is top shelf, integration with DO students, IT help cost of living, and student tour guides. My undergraduate school issued laptops as DMU does and when everyone is running the same software and same units, IT help is extremely easy to come by." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are top notch, students are excited to be there, admissions staff was very helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum is fantastic, and Dr. Smith will explain it before you go into the interview. The campus is nicely renovated, and the gym is especially well equipped. Des Moines itself is great for families and athletes, and likely has the lowest cost of living of all the podiatric cities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty, students, facilities, enthusiasm to have me attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, students, faculty, staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, board scores, faculty, students, cost of living, and my generally feeling of comfort." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Interview was only 10 mins" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not super blown away by the state-of-the-art facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus tour was very quick." More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn’t answer my questions very well in the interview. The interviewers refused to say what the school could improve on. Felt like they were hiding something." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed very stressed. They said they did not feel as valued as the DO students. The clinic was really disappointing to see. No patients were there the whole time we toured; there were no patients when I participated in the DMU Preview also." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish we had more time with students. There were times especially while we were waiting for our interview that would have been a time we could have interacted with current students more, but the only time we did so was during lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student guided tour was a little lengthy - but I enjoyed seeing the small details of each area of the school. However, I really enjoyed the guides themselves - personable and added valuable perspectives on student life at DMU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had DO interviewees with me, and I think it would be better to have separate DPM and DO interview days" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not negative-- but the rigor of the curriculum is intimidating (as expected, and as it should be!) and the students are totally honest about how tough it is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers weren't very engaged, not a conversation, just Q&A" More from this Member | Report Response

"How dead Des Moines is--the place felt like a ghost town. There's almost no one walking around or driving around (night and day time). I'm also glad someone else mentioned the lack of diversity at the school and how a lot of students were married/had kids. I also picked up on this because the culture at this school seemed a lot different than the other schools. I would say almost all of the current students we met were married/had kids. However, the biggest negative for me was the low volume clinic. A 3rd year was telling me how he often has 1 hour to prep before a patient comes in and personally this is a huge negative because a low volume clinic does not train students to be efficient nor does it expose them to as much diversity before residency." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students seemed to be white and married with children, not as much diversity as I'd like." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very much a rapid fire question with no feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Everything here was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Iowa." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students do not see a wide variety of cases at the DMU clinic (mostly the same old diabetic cases)" More from this Member | Report Response

"city in the middle of nowhere. not close to residency programs" More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of diversity and des moines is very small for a capital" More from this Member | Report Response

"Area" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A. Interview was a bit stressful, but that's not really the fault of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Des Moines and the surrounding area is a very boring town." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly the few things I thought were negatives, are just a result of the location. Which in all honesty I was interviewing at the school not the city, so I would say no negatives." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did not get to see the anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the student guides was somewhat unfriendly and was boring as all get-out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Unfortunately we didn't get to see the anatomy labs because the doors were locked. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Being from Washington (the state) it was a pain to get to Des Moines...no direct flights from Seattle, takes most of the day to get there and the tickets are more expensive for me than they will be for any of the west coast schools or chicago. Otherwise, I have absolutely zero complaints." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing at all " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is the only thing that is a negative. Des Moines gets pretty cool; however, when I interviewed, it was 74 degrees! That's unheard of for late February, early March." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location and how cold it gets (I live in CA), but I was aware of that before going on the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a whole lot, being from the midwest, they didn't have to sell the climate to me (began snowing during interview)." More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't get to see the anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"A group of current students sitting at a club table (encouraging organ donation or something- can't remember) basically heckled us as we were touring. It was awkward and rude. Even though that was one of the only negative things during my interview experience, I remember it most." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school, the less amount of patients seen by students.(Did not see residents so cannot comment on their patient ratio)" More from this Member | Report Response

"We were in a room with the other interviewees while we took time interviewing. We had 1.5 hours of downtime while waiting. This seemed like a waste of resources. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process took hours for everyone to get through, and while it was nice to chat with the third years students at the clinic while we waited, we were bored and starving. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it may seemed like a long day, but the time was short" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very awkward and I left very stressed about the interview, when I wasn't stressed at all when I got there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is not at close to my hometown as I would like." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student tour guides were a bit unprepared but did their best." More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial aid presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. You get free lunch and some nice dmu merchandise, can't complain." More from this Member | Report Response

"I honestly had nothing that turned me off other than one of the other students that interviewed (he was a weasel and I hope they know it)." More from this Member | Report Response

"location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was very impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Who would be interviewing me" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the tour was going to be two and a half hours long" More from this Member | Report Response

"More about financial aid because the session was geared more towards the Osteopathic students and they flew through the loans section." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had no surprises. Everything went as expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"How boring the city is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The more thought provoking questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would have been this disappointed in the interview. I would not have traveled so far or wasted my time." More from this Member | Report Response

"DMU campus is about 15 minute drive from the airport. Schedule leaving the hotel accordingly." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there is a lot more to do in Des Moines than I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't bring your own folders or notebooks, they give you really sweet ones" More from this Member | Report Response

"There isn't really a breakfast provided, but you're to nervous to eat anyway. You're starved by lunch time though! (Which is after the interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of walking on the tour so wear comfortable shoes" More from this Member | Report Response

"How close everything is to the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would not be like the style of the other interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was more to see how fast you can think on your feet. They really didn't ask anything about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus is really small." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school had underground tunnels for using during the winter." More from this Member | Report Response

"They give you a package of information and paper to write on. No need to bring your own." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was my forth interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"There's nothing around Des Moines is very flat and not much to do around." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had interviewed at Temple the month before, where the interview was very laid back, cordial, and conversational, and I expected DMU to be the same. I was not mentally prepared for the interview style of DMU, where I was asked question after question by the two faculty members that interviewed me without much visible feedback from either interviewer. Conversation came at the end, but only after they had gotten through all of the questions they had prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"That this interview was not conversational and it was question-answer-question-answer style with little to no commentary" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would have been super low key." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are almost no direct flights into the city's airport. I had to fly to Texas and then over to Des Moines" More from this Member | Report Response

"To prepare more questions to ask students while waiting for interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The day went smoothly and about as I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I interviewed on a day where most students had mandatory classes and finals. Many classes and labs were in use so we had to peer through our fair share of windows to see some things." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview style and questions were more or less what i had anticipated " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known that the interview was going to be less conversational and more question and answer. I have prepare myself a little differently otherwise." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview would be fairly low stress, really wasn't as tough as I thought it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was panel style. Not comfortable at all. You feel stressed and nervous having three people asking you questions one after the next." More from this Member | Report Response

"How bad my interview morning would have gone." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I had already been on a tour of the school before I applied." More from this Member | Report Response

"how laid back the interiew was." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got to see alot of the new facilities and all of the up to date equipment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything is interconnected by an underground tunnel" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their major lecture hall is the most impressive I have seen (including all my undergraduate visits)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known who my interviewers were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hot spots in the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are a pre-dpm that is excited about doing surgery, as I am, just remember that there is a lot more to the scope of podiatric medicine than just surgery. I think I talked about surgery a little too much during my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Renaissance Savery won't give you a shuttle to the school like the interview paper says. Best get a rental car, and tour around afterwards for apartments." More from this Member | Report Response

"Meeting with the dean of the school, except he wasn't there when I interviewed, so the assistant dean-intimidation factor I guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"The class was already full by the time I interviewed so I was waitlisted" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is not as bad as you make it in your mind." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Definitely one of my favorite thus far." More from this Member | Report Response

"great Facilities, helpful faculty, friendly students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the tour; it was very fun and relaxed. It may be my top pick now." More from this Member | Report Response

"DMU is great school with a great reputation. Interview and tour is very organized and welcoming. No surprises, no stress. You get a good overview of the finances, academics, clubs and events of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school! The dean was friendly and very helpful. Just is not where I would want to live for four years." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is supposed to be one of the best but it was disappointing. The staff did not really seem engaged. The interview was superficial and quick. The students were stressed and unhappy throughout the building. We were mixed with DO students so it was confusing and we had to keep splitting up. The DMU preview was better. We were told we BETTER have questions to ask the Dean when we saw in with him. It was overall just not a great day. It was nice that they had snacks and coffee in the morning though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing school, amazing faculty, amazing facility... it was overall amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was expecting to arrive in the middle of cornfield nowhere but was surprised at what I found. The city itself is quaint but lively! There is a diverse body of students and the atmosphere of the campus and surrounding was really welcoming. I had always imagined myself in a bigger city (Philly, NYC) but was drawn in by the great vibes of the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school! If accepted, I think it will be my number one choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. I hope I get in there, I'd put my deposit down asap. The clinic isn't as busy as NY or Temple, but I think the education is definitely better." More from this Member | Report Response

"I couldn't be happier that I'll be attending DMU next fall!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There seems to be a lot of hype about DMU on sdn, but to be honest I wasn't that impressed. As far as facilities go, I thought the facilities at Kent State were nicer. I'm always wary of schools that try to use their gym (or wellness center) as a major selling point (just saying...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"very positive experience overall" More from this Member | Report Response

"We were combined with the DO for some information sessions and not for others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved it here! I'm from the Midwest, so I felt right at home here. The facilities are great. Students do well on the boards, too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The packet provided is phenomenal. It includes overview of the program but also pen and paper as well. Free parking is available in the ramp." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school. The interview was very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a great day and had liked it more than I expected I would." More from this Member | Report Response

"best school if you don't mind the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, I did not choose DMU because another podiatry school is so close to me and I can just commute. all the good things you hear about DMU are true" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good school, just dont like the location at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was stressful but they are testing your critical thinking skills and I respect and understand that" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. Facilities are amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school. It's obvious why this is thought of as one of the top programs. They know what they are doing at DMU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved DMU!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview day was planned out very carefully as we kept to a schedule the entire day. Also, the atmosphere for the day and the interview itself was a bit more formal than my other interview at Scholl. Also, the students giving the tour were great! They really seemed passionate about DMU and they seemed genuinely happy at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The program and facilities are impressive. Once you're there it is easy to see why students do so well on the boards and in residency placement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Compared to the other institutions I have visited, Des Moines appears to be a big city with a small town feel. The area around the school is beautiful. The cost of living isn't nearly as expensive as say, New York City or Phoenix. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall great experience and all applicants need to check DMU out!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really hope I get an acceptance from this school. I think the academic rigors they put you through will make you the best possible DPM you can be. There seems to be a real team like atmosphere at the school, with everyone having common goals for healthcare. Great school overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very informative and laid back day. This is neither good nor bad: most of people that I talked to were married, it was just a little harder to relate to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Of the 4 interview's I did, this was by far the most stressful. Not laidback or conversational at all. The questions came quickly and directly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems to me that DMU has decided that being a student and learning is enough of a challenge, so they do everything in their power to make the rest of school easy for you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Surprised I was not asked the typical why podiatry/DMU questions. Others in the group said the same thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a very positive experience and I did well, but it was a bit nerve racking. My interview went over half an hour and they asked me 10 questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"very positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was long! Got there at 7:45 waited around for one last person to get there until about 8:15. The dean talked to us for about a half hour. Toured the clinic and labs around the clinic. Went to do interviews at the clinic. While waiting went in with a 3rd year to see a patient - that was cool. Interviews took FOREVER! They only do 2 at a time and we had I think 9 or 10 people interviewing. Lots of downtime to talk to students, but that was really good to talk to them to get a different perspective on school. After interviews had lunch and went on a VERY long tour. I was really tired by that point and the tour just drug on. Wrapped up with the admission staff and went home around 3." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very short. The faculty members and student who interviewed me showed no emotion. They start out by telling you to think as if you are already admitted, they just want to make sure that you are a good fit for their program. This does not get rid of the stress. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It went well and I really enjoyed seeing everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really well! Everyone is great and the interview was very low stress. They usually have a clinician, a science faculty member, and a student interview you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was pretty laid back and conversational. I feel like they really try to see who you are as a whole and don't only judge you on your merit. The lunch and tour with students was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very awesome experience and laid back people who just told you the truth." More from this Member | Report Response

"CPMS is an outstanding place and Dr. Yoho has some very profound insights regarding education and podiatry." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time! Other than the drive and nearly hitting two deer, I was very impressed with DMU. I would be proud to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"DMU is a beautiful school, with great stats, and faculty who seem to care about my success there as a student and also as an individual (family, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a very positive experience. I was interviewed by Dr. Pahdae and Dr. Matz. It was a very laid back interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 4 of us interviewing CPMS, about 20 for DO but they went off in a separate group. After financial aid, curriculum talk, and shadowing in the clinic, Meghan takes you to room with 2 professors for the interview. I was with Drs. Pehde and Matz, both really nice. The interview goes by really fast, and before I knew it I was joking with them about how Des Moines was trying to copy my city's riverwalk (San Antonio). They said everything looked good, and only brought up my chemistry grades as a "small blemish."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good, I felt welcomed and not pressured. My interviewers were laid-back and relaxed which relaxed me. They put us in this room w/ 3rd years to see how we'd interact and I think they asked their opinions of each of us, which was cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"A+ school that is leading the way in podiatric medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 66
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 4
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 60
Neutral 9
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.45 69

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 7
Out of state 62

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 1
2-3 hours 9
4-6 hours 32
7+ hours 27

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 37
Automobile 31
Train or subway 1
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 7
$101-$200 13
$201-$300 7
$301-$400 9
$401-$500 9
$501+ 20

What airport did you use?

De Moines Airport

CVG ->MSP -> DSM DSM -> ORD-> CVG

ontario

Des Moines airport (is there more than 1?)

Des Moines International

N/A - Use hotwire.com to get a hotel room.

Des Moines International Airport

Chicago

Des Moines Int Airport

Des Moines Airport

Des Moines

DSM

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 4
Hotel 57
Home 0
Other 1

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.86 72

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.66 74

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.11 73

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.83 58

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.22 58

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.28 53

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep it up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was very good." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have liked to have met more students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be more upfront about what is required. Update your website with required materials before application opens up." More from this Member | Report Response

"On interview day have more material for the DPM students. Almost no info was available for us as we were with the DO students. No finical aid info, no post interview info really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe give the interviewers more of a break inbetween interview days so they seem more interested and less burned out. Do not have DO and DPM interview groups intermixed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The provided binder was a very nice touch. Unlike some others, I really enjoyed the slight integration of the DO student interviewers. I wish I had more time to communicate with them - but it really showcased the collaborative and diverse nature of the school. Very friendly staff, short and informative presentations, and great tours." More from this Member | Report Response

"Separate DPM and DO interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have separate DO and DPM interview days" More from this Member | Report Response

"More conversational interview, separate from DO" More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions. Everything was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the material they give you in the binder." More from this Member | Report Response

"be more prompt" More from this Member | Report Response

"none they were amazing" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the admissions process went completely smoothly, professionally, and efficiently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone in admissions was really nice!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, very quick to get back to me. Sent plenty of supplemental information." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were incredibly helpful. I got an email from my tour guide two days before my interview asking" More from this Member | Report Response

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