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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

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

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

"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? " Report Response

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

"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? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The meal with anyone question" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Clinical experience question. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN forums / feedback, read over my app, school website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Top-notch curriculum, facilities were very good. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

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

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How bad my interview morning would have gone." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

DSM

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express at Drake

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/24/2008

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

7 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?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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