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  • Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Podiatry School
  • Des Moines
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

1 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?

2

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)?

"Why Podiatry?" Report Response

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

"If you couldn't do anything in healthcare, then what would you do?" Report Response

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

"A time someone trusted you" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A time you failed" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A time something questioned your integrity/A time you broke the rules" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"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)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Almost no traffic in Des Moines" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A lot of walking on the tour so wear comfortable shoes" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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...)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

DSM

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?

Hyatt Place

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

October 2014

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

No Response

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

No Response

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?

"Have separate DO and DPM interview days" Report Response

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