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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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?

Closed 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)?

"Tell me about a mistake you made and how you resolved it?" Report Response

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

"Are there any other things you would like us to know about you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"There weren't really any interesting questions. The two interviewers (one student and one DPM) seemed very uninterested in interviewing. They read their questions from a piece of paper and did not really engage. This was the most disappointing interview of all I went on." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There were no difficult questions. Most questions were superficial." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback/ DMU preview over the summer." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were beautiful" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students seemed very stressed. They said they did not feel as valued as the DO students. The clinic was really disappointing to see. No patients were there the whole time we toured; there were no patients when I participated in the DMU Preview also." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would have been this disappointed in the interview. I would not have traveled so far or wasted my time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school is supposed to be one of the best but it was disappointing. The staff did not really seem engaged. The interview was superficial and quick. The students were stressed and unhappy throughout the building. We were mixed with DO students so it was confusing and we had to keep splitting up. The DMU preview was better. We were told we BETTER have questions to ask the Dean when we saw in with him. It was overall just not a great day. It was nice that they had snacks and coffee in the morning though." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

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

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?

Hyatt Place

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

No Response

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 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?

"Maybe give the interviewers more of a break inbetween interview days so they seem more interested and less burned out. Do not have DO and DPM interview groups intermixed." Report Response

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