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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?

10 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?

2

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 DMU?" Report Response

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

"How will you decide which school to ultimately attend?" Report Response

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

"How did you prepare for the MCAT (asked about Kaplan)? I thought this question was weird since I did really well on the test." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They commented on how busy I was in undergrad with a couple sports, being an RA, etc. and asked how I would prevent some of the extra unstructured time I'd have in pod school (many days only a couple hours of class) from affecting me negatively." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See most interesting question" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, DMU website and interview packet, my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities (ie anatomy lab) were nice and the campus is compact making it very easy to get from class to lab to the wellness center, etc. The sim labs are pretty cool too with mannequins that breath, blink, and react to treatments. The Dean seems like a very down to earth guy who's view of the profession and where it should be heading i happen to agree with. Having one of the clinics you rotate through on campus seems nice and the Human Performance Lab was impressive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Being from Washington (the state) it was a pain to get to Des Moines...no direct flights from Seattle, takes most of the day to get there and the tickets are more expensive for me than they will be for any of the west coast schools or chicago. Otherwise, I have absolutely zero complaints." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I interviewed on a day where most students had mandatory classes and finals. Many classes and labs were in use so we had to peer through our fair share of windows to see some things." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The program and facilities are impressive. Once you're there it is easy to see why students do so well on the boards and in residency placement." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

7 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?

10/19/2009

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 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?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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