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  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Des Moines
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your family and your life growing up." Report Response

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

"Why did you choose Neuroscience over Biology?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research with child development" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You say that you have a good understanding of the hispanic culture. Why is this important? Well obviously Dr. Bendeya has been in Des Moines most of his life or he would have noticed that Mexico has taken over the South Western United States!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. This was my third interview so I have been through all the same questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over the website. SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school itself is great! The facilities were excellent. I loved the school!!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How rude the interviewers were. They were very cold and never smiled. Dr. Crisp told me that I have just floated through life and that everything that has happened to me has just flowed and fallen in line for me; she then said it seems that I have never had any difficulties in life. Before she could further her insults I corrected her and asked her how she knew that? I then continued by telling here that she was dead wrong in her assumptions. She knew nothing about the struggles in my life. I have had plenty and explained a few so she could get the picture. I guess she doesn't know that ASSumption makes you... well look like just that, an ASS. They also acted throughout the interview as if I couldn't handle going to school there. Interesting because they invited me to their campus I didn't invite myself. Finally they asked if I had any questions (which I had plenty all printed out) so I started asking them questions. The Student couldn't answer a basic question that I had asked her so I saved her the embarrassment and moved on. I asked one more and then all of a sudden before I could finish Dr. Crisp cut me off and told me my time was up. They didn't even let me ask all of my very relevant questions!!! Dr. Crispy critter don't ask me if I have questions when you really don't care if I have any! I hate fake people." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Des Moines is really as small as it sounds. Not much to do there. They have traffic supposedly. I guess they consider a 15-20 minute drive traffic. (Try driving in California!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved the school until the interview. They were as noted above very rude and ruined the experience for me and a few others I talked too. They really didn't go over their curriculum but the day was very nice and informative. I will add that I am not the only one who feels this way about the interview and the school. While inte3rviewing in Las Vegas I ran accross someone who told me that they were so rude to them that he would not go to their school period! I have now interviewed at 5 locations and never have I been treated so poorly like I did at Des Moines. They need to get off their high horses because well they are in Des Moines and their school is not any better than the others! I also heard some more funny stories about the group that interviewed me, they asked students specific questions that had nothing to do with the student there in the room, it was if they had the wrong file opened during the interview. HA HA HA that sounds like them!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?


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


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?


Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

4 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

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