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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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? " Report Response

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

"Explain your MCAT score. What do you do to manage stress? Who is your favorite artist? (I told them I enjoy drawing and art, and they asked this question in response.)" Report Response

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

"Have you ever work in a difficult situation, and what did you do to resolve this problem? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Favorite artist." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me something about yourself that is not included in your application. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Googled online tips, AACPM, and took interview seminars at my college." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are top notch. Every student is given a new dell template computer, as well as a PDA going into their 3rd year of clinical rotations. The anatomy lab is fantastic because each cadaver table has a television. Everyone was very friendly and willing to answer my questions. I especially like the research opportunities that students could get involved in as a 2nd year onwards." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location is the only thing that is a negative. Des Moines gets pretty cool; however, when I interviewed, it was 74 degrees! That's unheard of for late February, early March." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have known that the interview was going to be less conversational and more question and answer. I have prepare myself a little differently otherwise." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Compared to the other institutions I have visited, Des Moines appears to be a big city with a small town feel. The area around the school is beautiful. The cost of living isn't nearly as expensive as say, New York City or Phoenix. " 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?

Chicago

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?

Heartland Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/27/2009

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?

4 out of 10

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

7 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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