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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 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?

20 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)?

"Name a time where you had to distribute your time and how did you do it?" Report Response

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

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

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

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

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your self outside of academics." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a time when you made a mistake and how did you own up to it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback, reading the DMU website, be yourself." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

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

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

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

What are your general comments?

"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." 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?

7+ 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 International Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Airport

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/16

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 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?

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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"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." Report Response

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