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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?

6 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?

15 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 podiatry Why DMU" Report Response

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

"My thoughts on the school's DO connection" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why podiatry?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you feel about the school being connected with an osteopathic school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The night before I wrote down my thoughts on how I would answer "why podiatry?" though in the interview I ended up only saying about 1/3 of what I had before the doctors led it into some more small talk." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum is fantastic, and Dr. Smith will explain it before you go into the interview. The campus is nicely renovated, and the gym is especially well equipped. Des Moines itself is great for families and athletes, and likely has the lowest cost of living of all the podiatric cities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. You get free lunch and some nice dmu merchandise, can't complain." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The Renaissance Savery won't give you a shuttle to the school like the interview paper says. Best get a rental car, and tour around afterwards for apartments." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were 4 of us interviewing CPMS, about 20 for DO but they went off in a separate group. After financial aid, curriculum talk, and shadowing in the clinic, Meghan takes you to room with 2 professors for the interview. I was with Drs. Pehde and Matz, both really nice. The interview goes by really fast, and before I knew it I was joking with them about how Des Moines was trying to copy my city's riverwalk (San Antonio). They said everything looked good, and only brought up my chemistry grades as a "small blemish."" 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?

4-6 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?

DSM

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?

Renaissance Savery

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/07/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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