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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?

9 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?

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 DMU and why podiatry? How would you promote the profession of podiatry?" Report Response

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

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" Report Response

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

"What worries you most about the field of podiatry/taking on in a medical curriculum?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Given all of the health care talk these days, how would your own personal health care bill look if you were to present it to the government?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"N/A" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed SDN interview feedback; looked over my application; anticipated questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Essentially everything DMU has to offer. Technology and facilities are incredible. The campus is very pretty both inside and out. Underground tunnels to help avoid harsh winters. The Wellness center is gorgeous and you get a second free membership for somebody else besides yourself. Laptop and PDA are provided. Wireless throughout entire campus. All lecture material is online. Clinic is very new and impressive. Research lab and patient simulation lab are also great. Relatively low cost of living." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Unfortunately we didn't get to see the anatomy labs because the doors were locked. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really. The day went smoothly and about as I expected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview day was planned out very carefully as we kept to a schedule the entire day. Also, the atmosphere for the day and the interview itself was a bit more formal than my other interview at Scholl. Also, the students giving the tour were great! They really seemed passionate about DMU and they seemed genuinely happy at the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

N/A - Use hotwire.com to get a hotel room.

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/26/2009

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?

8 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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