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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?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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 Podiatry?" Report Response

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

"An ethical question about prescribing a narcotic to a patient who doesn't seem to need it, but insists on getting the prescription." Report Response

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

"If you had $100,000 what charity would you give it to and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you still skateboard?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your weaknesses? and what are you doing to overcome them." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to current students who were attending there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Faculty were very welcoming. It felt like they wanted me to come to their school. The school focuses a lot on professionalism, and academics. I was very impressed with the honesty of the students giving the tour, they loved the school and really tried to convince us how amazing it was, but they also told us some of the things that should be changed. It was refreshing. The facility is new and very impressive. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly the few things I thought were negatives, are just a result of the location. Which in all honesty I was interviewing at the school not the city, so I would say no negatives." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There are almost no direct flights into the city's airport. I had to fly to Texas and then over to Des Moines" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved the school. It's obvious why this is thought of as one of the top programs. They know what they are doing at DMU." 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?

Des Moines International

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2007

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

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

8 out of 10

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