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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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 DMU? Why Podiatry over allopathic or osteopathic schools?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time that you had a disappointment and how you handeled it. " Report Response

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

"What would your best friend say your greatest strength and greatest weakness are?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your greatest weakness?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback questions, DMU website, read over application, shadowing" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything, the school and its cirriculum is first rate. High board pass rates and high residency matching. Integrated coursework with D.O. students is a plus. Use of technology is prevalant all over campus and appears to be put to good use." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not a whole lot, being from the midwest, they didn't have to sell the climate to me (began snowing during interview)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview would be fairly low stress, really wasn't as tough as I thought it would be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really hope I get an acceptance from this school. I think the academic rigors they put you through will make you the best possible DPM you can be. There seems to be a real team like atmosphere at the school, with everyone having common goals for healthcare. Great school overall." 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?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

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?

Marriot Downtown

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/13/2009

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None really, very quick to get back to me. Sent plenty of supplemental information." Report Response

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