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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?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

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)?

"Why podiatry? Why Des Moines in particular? " Report Response

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

"How will you handle our tough curriculum?" Report Response

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

"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?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who do you look up to/who inspires you most?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"practiced mock interviews, went over my application, sdn" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview was panel style. Not comfortable at all. You feel stressed and nervous having three people asking you questions one after the next." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Des Moines

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2008

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 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?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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